For some unknown reason this restaurant has remained very popular since it opened, but I have had many bad experiences with bad food or at least boring food, with not getting what I ordered (or someone I was with not getting what they ordered, and I'm not kidding to say that almost every time I've been there someone at the table didn't get what they ordered) and often the staff are rude and don't care if you have a complaint and won't take the charge off the bill, even if you barely touched your food. All these things have happened not once, but MANY times, and not just to me but to MANY of my friends. Most of my friends and I refuse to go there, but today was the birthday of a friend who claims never to have had a bad experience, and she wanted to go there for breakfast. Fine. The meal started with me having to ask 3 times to get milk instead of cream and while I was waiting the waitress returned to the table a couple times and when I asked again she just said, "Yes, I'm getting it". Of course by the time she brought it my coffee was cold. I ordered a breakfast omelet burrito without meat and it came with meat. I'm not vegetarian so I decided to go with it but it was pretty blah - the egg part especially.... of an omelet. The potatoes on the side were also really bland so I wasn't enjoying the meal, and then I found a hair so that was the end of that. Our waitress didn't ask why I hadn't eaten most of my food, which seems like waitressing 101 stuff, but perhaps they're used to people being disappointed. Or maybe the bad attitude is handed down among the staff because they are continually rewarded with a non-stop flow of patrons who for some unknown reason think Sabrina's is the be-all end-all. And guess what, on top of all that I've been feeling nauseous since I got home.
I suppose not everyone that goes there has a bad experience or surely people would have caught on by now and stopped going there, but my friends and I have always been mystified how Sabrina's continues to be massively popular - on weekends there is almost always a line, largely made up of young hipsters, and it seems that maybe the line in and of itself fools people into belief that it's a great restaurant and it's become a self-propagating phenomenon. Or maybe they hire a few people to stand outside and look cool. I cannot recommend strongly recommend you DO NOT go to Sabrina's. Unless all you care about is adding to your Philly fake hipness quota, and you don't mind disappointing food and bad service.
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