Met friends at the cafe for early cocktails and dinner - service staff need work or we just got the "D" team that night. The cafe is supposed to open at 5:30 so that's when we gathered only to be locked out while the wait staff were having a meeting. They knew we were there but simply ignored us until I fussed at 5:40 PM. It was hot outside so we went into the little "shop" in the front of the cafe - where most of the shelves were bare. When we were finally seated, we again waited until finally a server approached our table and asked if we wanted any drinks. I asked for a Rye Manhattan to which she said she thought they were out of Rye, so I went with bourbon, Another person in my group asked for a drink called "Endless Summer" and was told that they didn't have the ice cubes for that drink! And, so it went. The prices for the food seemed higher than I had remembered them, but it's been a while since I was there. I thought the price for a few slices of tomato
with burata and balsamic- while delicious- was high. Won't be going back. It just wasn't the same place that I've enjoyed before.