The Bull and Thistle is a beautifully-decorated restaurant with excellent food. Everything I've ever had there is excellent. The Achilles heel of this place is the service, which can be, frankly, piss-poor. Some of the staff seems untrained and, what's worse, absolutely apathetic. Last time I was there I sat in the bar area. The server, Jenna, was too busy chatting with her friends at the bar to come and check on us. Most folks at our table would have ordered a lot more, but it was like pulling teeth to get her to wait on us. If you go, ask for Mary or Daniel, and DO NOT let them seat you in Jenna's section.
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