My girlfriend and I were meeting 4 of our other girlfriends at 101 on a Wed evening. We got there about 15-20min after our other friends had been there and luckily they were able to snag the big long table in the bar area next to the fireplace which was nice. Even though we had to share the table with 4 guys, they didn't seem to mind at all and said they couldn't even hear our conversations because the bar area was completely packed and very loud & noisy. I guess the server who greeted them and sat them was ticked off because at first she tried seating them in the restaurant area but when she said there was no appetizer or drink specials, my friends told her they then wanted to be seated in the bar area instead. That's when they asked the other guys if we could share the big table with them. Our waitress seemed put out that she had to yell to us to take our orders and that we were sort of yelling back our drink & food orders...mind you it was completely packed in there & very loud and she was not knowledgeable about the beers on tap at all and what was actually available. She probably had too many tables to wait on because it took forever to get our drinks so one of my girlfriends decided to order 2 drinks at a time which I thought was genius. Our waitress seemed totally put off at the idea but did indeed bring my friend 2 drinks, but when I asked for the same, I was completely denied so I waited another 15-20min for my only 2nd glass of wine in about an hour. After our meals arrived, I saw one of my girlfriends talking to the wiatress about her order not being right which put another scowl on the waitresses face. About 10 minutes later, I see not only our waitress walk over to us but she's with another gal, who turned out to be the owner. They both asked my 2 girlfriends to leave the restaurant, claiming that they were being too loud and obnoxious. Now mind you, I am sitting across from them the entire time, and couldn't even hear what they were talking to eachother about. I even once again, asked the guys sharing our table if we were being too loud or obnoxious and they said NO again. We were all in complete shock at this point not understanding what any of us had done. Of course, the rest of us weren't going to stay if 2 of our friends were being basically escorted out. And then once my 2 girlfriends started to ask questions and actually stick up for themselves, that's when the owner gal threatened to call the cops on all of us...seriously. It was the most ridiculous scene I have ever been involved in. And what put me over the top me was the owner kept saying very loudly to me and my girlfriend who I arrived late with, because we were the last to pay our bills and leave the place, "do you need me to call you two a cab?". Are you serious....we only had two glasses of wine each in about a 2 hour period and I let the entire place know that. She was obviously embarrassed about my other girlfriends sticking up for themselves so she had to make it look like we were some out of control drunk girls. I was completely appaled by the owner's behavior. I was really hoping she would call the cops so she could explain that she kicked us out for asking to be seated in the bar area, having to yell our food orders to our unhappy ,overstressed waitress, complaining about a wrong food order and then ordering 2 drinks in a 2 hour period. My goodness were we out of line or what. This place might have decent food but the service is DEPLORABLE!!!!! There are a million other places in this great city of ours that have both great food and great service that aren't over-priced. Save your time and money.
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