At lunchtime, the order takers seemed rushed so they rushed us. I couldn't find anything that sounded appealing on the medium-sized menu so I ordered the special, a half salad and bowl of soup (everything comes with bread and a cookie). The soup was salty and smoky and very basic. The "signature premium" salad, too, was just a pile of dressed ingredients, fresh but nothing special. The bread and cookie were great but didn't quite balance the unimpressive lunch. Oh, and the iced teas, all of them, tasted like water. The service was frantic; at least four waiters tried to clear my table before I was done. Three others interrupted us to ask if they could get us anything more. (I wanted to ask for flavor!) When we asked for knives and butter, respectively, they both rolled their eyes (maybe not at us but possibly at the staff who had neglected it initially), then we had to get the knives and butter ourselves when the waiters did not return promptly. $20 for two. The place is yuppie-like and brand new but it's run like a Long John Silver's. There is patio dining.
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