My husband and I really enjoyed attending PAX Prime last weekend at the convention center. The facility is beautiful, clean, well organized and easy to get around. The convention staff was also helpful and friendly.
However, our experience at Moby's restaurant on the ground floor the convention center was the exact opposite. There was an Asian waitress/maybe manager with glasses and a ponytail who was extremely rude. She rushed our table as soon as we sat down and demanded our order. We asked for a moment to look at the menu and she never returned? She and the other two employees (another waitress we guessed, but it wasn't clear because she just seemed to be chasing the aforementioned waitress around - she seemed scared of her and the hostess) were perhaps understaffed and overwhelmed. But this doesn't justify this waitress’s behavior. At one point when our waitress delivered an order to an adjacent table, we asked if we could give our order and she swung around at us didn't verbally respond but put her hand up in our faces as if to say "stop talking" and then scurried away! We waited a few for minutes in shock and asked the hostess if we could order. She was sweet, but seemed scared of our waitress also and just said they were very busy, but she would go check. It didn't actually seem that busy though. However, she never came back to the table either?? Finally after waiting for who knows 30-40 minutes the other shorthaired waitress (?) was walking by and we asked why we had not been waited on. She said she would go check and started to walk back around to the bar area. But at that point we just said not to bother, that the service had been very poor and that we would simply leave. If you are looking for a moment of respite, decent service and to get refueled for a busy and fun day at convention center I would not recommend ever going to this restaurant if this waitress/manager is still working there. We spent 4 days in Seattle and ate out every afternoon and evening and we had excellent experiences and service everywhere we went except for at Moby restaurant. Very unfortunate and we would highly recommend avoiding this very rude woman. Maybe she was having a bad day or was prejudice against us?? But this was the only blemish on our otherwise fantastic visit to the Washington state convention center.
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