“Worst. Host. Ever.”
Had late night reservation during anniversary weekend stay in SF. Arrived 5 mins early following trek from hotel near union square, tenderloin, hills smell of urine and all... Enter to find perhaps a dozen people clumped up at the host's stand, spilling out into lobby and a stiflingly hot room in spite of a beautiful autumn evening. I assumed these were incomplete parties and folks without reservations, but on inquiring with some of my neighbors I found out they were in the same boat we were...ducked into the restaurant to find it half empty, spoke to host who, in spite of acutely tweaked out manner, found my resi then preemptively instructed me to calm down (I was calm...) this would all be taken care of shorty... (I was left to assume "this" was the whole seating situation... He then disappeared, 10 or so minutes elapsed, and we never saw him again. To reiterate, the restaurant was half empty, by the time we left there were perhaps 25 people with resis waiting to be seated, and he was just gone... We finally gave up (there were 15 people in front of us in line, none of whom were seating during the 20ish total minutes we spent in the restaurant... We instead ate at our hotel and two or three hours later I got a no show email from opentable... I've eaten about a dozen meals per week out for the last 20 or so years, and this is the first experience I've had that compelled me to write a review. I joined trip advisor to write this and another note on Solage / SolBar in calistoga, which is also worthless.
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