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“Desert Sage Disaster”
Review of The Wine Bar Bistro - CLOSED

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The Wine Bar Bistro
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Avenida Bermudas
Reviewed January 2, 2010

Total Disappointment. Not a sophisticated, romantic New Year's Eve. The pictures of the restaurant were appealing. Entertainment was to be provided. $125 per person was not inexpensive. We were seated in a cold and empty enclosed patio that looked nothing like what had been pictured. At one point we were offered seating right next to the band. The music was awful so we decided to stay put. Our meal was passible but nothing to rave about. $125 did not include the cost of a cup of coffee with desert and our request for one additional glass of champaign cost us another $18. Final bill for 2 in a cold empty patio accompanied by an inept band, $360. On any other night we would have been charged $60 per person. We left before midnight hoping not to taint the new year with this awful experience.

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Reviewed April 2, 2008

There are so many issues here,the place may not have the same name very long.We arrived on an evening where ownership had changed.We didn't know this when we arrived.We waited in the bar for a table,about 30 minutes,but they had empty tables upon our arrival.Our party of four was seated at a table for two,wrong.OK,here is a table for four,fine.The server was frazzled,couldn't get it right to save his ----.Then you get the feeling something isn't right,with all the conversation around you.The table next to us had waited for over two hours after ordering,finally walking out.We followed,best move ever.After discussion with the hostess she acknowledged the problems in the kitchen and said we would have had the same experiance.
Why then were we seated?There were problems,fine,fess up maybe we would have come back.Not now.You are blacklisted and I am telling the world not to step foot in your door.

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