I am giving the Piper Tavern four stars because we usually have a great time but whomever does the staffing needs to remember that the hostess is the first person you see when you walk into an establishment and whomever was hosting on Sunday, when we went, did not get the memo that a host/hostess is supposed to welcome you in and make you feel at home. We have been dining there for about fifteen years, always on Sunday during off hours so that there is not much noise and we can get our favorite booth in the pub. Mind you, there was not another person in the pub area and again, it is off hour Sunday. My husband and i are not young and w like the larger table, which has never been a problem before. I am surprised that this hostess, whom i have never seen before, did not pull the chair out from under us when we went to sit down-as this was a booth for four and we were two-and it wasn't just us that received the hostess' disgust-an elderly gentleman came in, one person, and wanted a nice table with a window view-believe me the restaurant was not full, not even close-and she looked at him like he was nuts-didn't want him to have that table because it was for TWO and he was ONE and so on. Needless to say we sat at our booth and the gentleman got his table-but do you really want to fight as soon as you walk into the place??
I would like to say one thing-if it were a business day, happy hour, lunch hour, people in the place, whatever we NEVER would take a larger table if it is just the two of us but seriously, there was NO ONE IN THE BAR AREA and what do you do if a four comes in and you are two?? Well the national nighmare never happened because the only people who came into the bar for the two hours that we were there, sat at the BAR-and they were couples of TWO. I don't think it was what she was asking that has me so mad, it was how she said it-very un-hostess like-not a Hello, welcome, how are you, but confrontation from minute one. I have confrontation all week, i do not need it from the Hostess-seriously
I guess we will call to see who will be greeting us the next time we go and if it is not one of the usually wonderful people that we have come to know and love there:-) we will dine somewhere else.
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