Went to Carney's last night with very high hopes. We had been regular customers for years before previous owner passed away. We had read about the reopening and wanted to wait a bit for the kinks to iron out. So, off we went on a Friday night. I'm going to give you the "good" parts first. Place is spiffed up a bit and brighter than it use to be. Could use some decor here and there and some dusting of light fixtures but all in all it was improved. We had reservations and were seated at table right in front of kitchen doors. I usually don't like that spot but I didn't want to start off by being a complainer. There were other people seated here and there but it was quiet inside. Almost too quiet. Now, starts the "bad" parts. Our waitress came over and I asked her for the beer/wine list. She then informed us that they were waiting on their liquor license extension and until then, no alcohol. That would have been great information to have prior to our visit. We are not alcoholics but we love a glass of wine and a beer with dinner on a Friday night. It's what we do. I got over that and ordered my soda. While we were looking over the menu, we started to hear screaming coming from the kitchen. Someone was yelling at the kitchen staff very loudly. There were things like "Jesus Christ" and "what the hell" being yelled loud enough for us to hear. One of the waitresses opened the door and I looked in just long enough to see the head chef screaming and physically grabbing a cook by the shoulders!! There was more clanking and yelling and my husband jokingly asked the waitress if Gordon Ramsay was back there. She didn't appreciate his joke because it turns out, the head chef is her brother!!! Oops. We got our soups of the day and have to say, it was yummy. My husband had to go to the men's room so he got up and left me there with my soup. Well, all the sudden the yelling started again this time with more colorful language such as "what the F&^%" and this "F'in risotto has been here for f'in 15 minutes". I had enough and told the waitress this was unacceptable and we were going to be leaving if it continued. We were there to relax and enjoy our dinner, not listen to a lunatic screaming at people. She was embarrassed and she and another staff member went into the kitchen to talk to the chef. Thank GOD it stopped after that. I calmed myself and husband convinced me to stay. So, we had our salads and then I had the special of the night, pumpkin risotto and hubby had a strip steak. We enjoyed everything. The shame of this very long review is that the food was good. The liquor license thing is not the restaurants fault but just good ol' New York State's bureacracy. I want to go back and try this place again and recommend it to friends but my GOD, the chef needs to get a grip. The waitress told me it gets stressful in a kitchen and I get that but he can't have his customers hearing him lose it and swear like that. It's unacceptable. Either get sound proof doors or STOP IT. I heard waitresses apologizing to other tables about long waits for food to get out. That's gonna break this place. Get the act together and good things will happen. The food is good. That's important. People will come for that but not the sideshow in the kitchen. I'm being totally honest about what happened. I made none of this up.
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