The prices are awesome with the LivingSocial deal! $25 for skates, admission, and $10 to spend at Celsius Bar. You also get to watch a movie on the big screen while you skate! After going around the rink for about half an hour or so, my boyfriend and I went to the Celsius bar to grab drinks and a bite. The space is very cute with a great view of the rink.
The service, however, I can not say the same. We were greeted by a waiter who didn't seem like he wanted to be there. We ordered two drinks and the chicken strips. It had to have been 20 minutes until our food got to us. The chicken was surprisingly nice and hot, great dipping sauce to go with it.This was not a problem. The problem was that we have not received our drinks. We ordered wine and some specialty coffee cocktail. My boyfriend had to go up to the bar to see what the hold up was. Our drinks came after we finished our apps about 5 min later. My wine came in a dirty wine glass which I sent back for the runner to clean. Keep in mind, our waiter had not touched our table since he took our order. Another 5 minutes of waiting for a clean wine glass was the last straw. I told my boyfriend that we needed to leave. I went up to the service station and told one of the girl waiters to please print out my check. Our waiter finally appears after a whole 30 min of not seeing him, with my wine I returned. I told him if he could just print out our checks. I also let him know that there was no need to charge us for the drinks. I told him that it took 30 min for them to bring me a glass of wine. He proceeded to give me a lot of attitude and make up a bunch of excuses for himself. He first pointed out that I was wrong, and that I wasn't waiting 30 minutes for my glass of wine. Then he proceeded to tell me how hard he was working and that he wasn't being appreciated. He THEN said that he went all the way in the back to clean a wine glass for me and that he was very busy.
Oh .. My.. GOSH... I am NOT your mom, nor am I your manager. I dont need to know your shift problems. Maybe my glass of wine would have only taken 23 minutes to get to me if it wasn't for the lip stained rim the first time around. He then made a huge scene to the point of which some girl server went up to him, patted him on his back, and had to ask him if he was "O.K." It seemed as if he was having a moment or something. Being a manager of a bar and restaurant in the Chelsea district, I would fire this guy. No customer should have to put up with that!
Otherwise... Bryant park, you are awesome. Celsius bar... your food is good and timely, your waiter is horrible and rude.]
P.S. we didn't use our $10 discount.. we actually paid for our food.. on top of that, my boyfriend left a tip anyway.
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