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“Rude service”
Review of Cauley Square

Cauley Square
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Goulds
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Reviewed August 25, 2014

Has anyone ever gone to a restaurant and been treated so badly you didn't even wait for your food to arrive? This was what my wife and I experienced this past Saturday the Village Chalet at Cauley Square. After asking a waitress where to sit and being told anywhere (there were literally only 3 other people in the restaurant at this time), ordering drinks and food, this manager/hostess comes in and says "this is a table for 4 you are only two. You need to sit in the back of the restaurant where we have tables for two." Polite reply by my wife "we would like to sit close to the band" reply "you can't you can hear from the back" our reply "never mind we are leaving" their reply "Ok" and turns around and leaves... Then to add insult to injury after placing a comment to the friend about leaving early, I note that the comment was removed and I receive an email saying "...we are terribly sorry this behavior took place. But we were completely reserved and was not aware that you were friends with xxxx". REALLY????? So if I am friends with someone I would be treated better? Then they had the audacity to write: "we hope can continue to dine at our place". NOT A CHANCE!!!!

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Reviewed August 14, 2014

Cauley Square sets back off of US 1 (Old Dixie Highway.) Known as Historic Cauley Square Railroad Village because the cottages were hand built and lived in by Flagler's railroad workers in 1905. The old, colorful Florida cottages are now antique shops, a tea room, restaurants, etc. and are nestled in lush Florida vegetation where there are fountains, gardens, and walkways. And, there are raccoons galore roaming around. We spent about an hour or so looking through the stores. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed July 17, 2014

Cauley Square is a different place; Its like no other in South Florida. It is small but with various amenities; from antique shops to art galleries/studios. It is not a commercial Mall, it is a Village in which people used to live in the 1900s in cottages. You can see artists at work, art exhibitions (including ceramics) and if you have a little time you can take one hour class with some of the artists. They even have a Zumba place! There are two restaurants, The Tea Room and the Village Chalet. Prices are reasonable and very good kitchen. Every second Friday of the month you have the Art Walk in which all galleries/studios are open, and artists/artisans friends of the place show their work in the streets and mingle with visitors. If you visit Cauley square late march and early April, you have the Renaissance festival on ween-ends. It is a place very much real and alive, not like other Historic villages that look like a Museum. Some raccoon, squirrel and street cat around? Yes, but that gives Cauley Square a different flare. I have seen amazing weddings, university reunions and parties with live music all the time. I simply love it! If you want to know what's going on there, just visit their website and be informed.

1  Thank Natalie P
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

We walked around thru the village and the building were disgusting the buildings had holes in them many raccoons live in the buildings. There are raccoons all over the place but that was not the problem since they are used to people. We went to the tea room we saw a hugh rat. It was horrible. The there was a roach that crawled across the table cloth. They need to shut down this village it is a hazard to people. I cannot even rate this one star please FDA get out there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I should have taken pictures but it was a business meeting and I couldn't take the time.

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

I went here with my husband and daughter in aug on a sat night. they said they had a jazz band and dinner out side and i would need a reservation,the band started at 7:30. I made the time for 7:15. Got there, tables were set up,but no one was around,at 7:30 someone appeared and we sat at a table. They were still getting ready. Band stasrted at 8:00, played elvis songs,not bad but we came for jazz,which on the phone they said that was what was playing. We odered drinks and dinner- the dinners we oder were horrible. to much spice and not the way it said on menu. My salmon was raw and my daughters cesar salad had so much anchiove paste on it you couldn't taste anything else. We try to tell someone, final when they did show up it was to late. Servce was bad and slow. nothing good, except it was a beautiful evening out side Save you money go for a walk on beach.

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