I have been to Apricots before and liked it enough to bring my mother here for our special "last night of vacation" dinner. The food was good and the ambiance was terrific. We were...encouraged strongly to get appetizers, but decided against due to a late lunch. The waitress, who never introduced herself, soured immediately. She took our order and, once again, strongly urged my mother to order more than she wanted while I ordered an entree. We got our food from a runner who was very pleasant, but the waitress never returned. Mom asked another waitress, who was willing to be helpful, for a glass of wine and I asked for cocktail sauce. We ordered a dessert to share. After paying, my mother kindly suggested that maybe someone should remove the dried bird droppings that were on a railing right next to the table. Our waitress replied, "That's the risk you take when dining outside." Such a shame for such a nice restaurant.