Sitting here in the parking lot and writing a review cause that is just how angry I am. 0 star is more correct! Read everybody's review and figured I would give a chance. Dinner service started out fine. Food was mediocre. When it came to pay, we realized the owner is a scammer! Our bill came and we found out he charges 12% instead of 8.75% and making us (a party of 2) an automatic 20% tip. When we questioned the waiter, the waiter took it up to the owner and he took $1 off the tax. No apology. We said it was still high and the owner asked us what is the problem? We told him, well you're overcharging everything. He said the he made a mistake but took $1 off already. We said that is still high. He said the system is acting funny at the moment. It was all handwritten though! (Fyi: no paper trail). We then questioned the gratuity. He said he can put whatever gratuity I want on a customers bill, a in house rule (BS). Then he goes about saying on a big party he charges 25% tip (what?!) We said we are a party of 2 and it should be at our discretion. He basically later says groupon diners are cheap and tip incorrectly. The owner said since this is a groupon deal, that is why I am charging 20% tip basically telling us he is pocketing it himself thus stealing from his employees. Douchbag! We said we understand but it should be at our discretion not added to the bill like that. He then insulted us and said, come on after the groupon deal, we are only paying so and so dollar. We said that is not the point. He then shoves our card at us and kicked us out.
Mind you, the whole time he's raising his voice. Even though the place was deserted on a Saturday (now I know why) There were only 2 staffs waiting table on a Saturday night. SAD! I said the yelp reviews are completely right about this place. The owner yells out, I don't care about the reviews. Uhh...Maybe you should!
A place that is trying desperately hard to be fine dining. That's really hard with an owner like that. Please please avoid this place. He knows exactly what he is doing. We are reporting this guy to the IRS and the BOE. There is definitely something shady going on.
Just read reviews on yelp. When faced with complaints of overcharging, he lashes out and yells at his customer. Such a pretentious owner.