This review is for
also known as
Gallery Eclectic Bistro
*Located on the outside of International Mall.
2223 N Westshore Blvd B206 Tampa, FL 33607
The food here is not the greatest but their prices however are very reasonable. I have been most impressed by their "petit" serving of Bam Bam shrimp.
I usually go here for a quick lunch on weekends.
My normal order is a cup of crab chowder along with "petit" serving of Bam Bam shrimp totaling around $10.00
On my most recent visit, the service was very bad. I was the only person seated at the bar. The restaurant was barley at 40% capacity. I had to wait about 10 minutes just to receive a glass of lemon water.
I placed my order. Long wait time.
The soup is normally garnished with cilantro.
This time the soup came out with what appeared to be paprika on top. I overlooked this.
When I tasted the soup, it came off as extremley sweet; much sweeter than usual.
I requested for the soup to be removed from my bill.
The owner/manager refused stating that I already ate some of the soup and that no other complaints were reported earlier that morning.
Upset, I explained that I would not be paying for the checl if the soup was not removed. As I got up, The woman manager/owner proceeded to get physical with me, attempting to push me back in my place.
When I asked her to remove her hands from me, she then proceeded to block the restauraunt doorway. I eventually maneuvered my way out.
I did contact the police and did end up paying my check but I will never re-visit this place.
In addition to the service being horrible, the behavior was totally inappropriate, in fact I had the option to file an assult complaint pertaining to this incident.
Regarding the food specifically:
-The food is "ok" and I have had issues with inconsistency in preparation (beyond this last experience)
-Poor Customer Service
-Inappropriate, violent behavior from the manager to the customer.
My STRONG ADVICE is for you not to dine here.
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