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“Belittled by server”

Slates Restaurant & Bakery
Ranked #2 of 24 Restaurants in Hallowell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, Healthy, Cafe
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed November 3, 2012

I have been going to Slates for years and always had good experiences. This past week I went there for a business lunch. The chicken blueberry wrap was supposed to have Havarti cheese, but the waitress never came back to ask how the food was so didn't get the option to tell her. The most embarrassing part was when she assumed it was one check and threw it down & disappeared (again). We asked if we could have seperate checks (initially, two of us were not sure if manager would be buying- and she was not). Server snottily replied "In the future, I suggest saying that at the beginning of the meal"... WTH?! Don't the servers usually ask 'will this be one check??' We were told to go to the front register to get it seperated. The guy was in the process of doing this for us when 'Ms Personality' showed up saying 'I will do this. THEY didn't tell me it was seperate checks!!'. I hope the owners read this and can educate this older server on professional service. She acted like her job was beneath her- maybe she needs a career change... ?

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

My family of 4 arrived at the restaurant approximately at 8:00. We each ordered our meals a few minutes later and waited for them to come. The thing is, it wasn't until 10:30 that we got our food. We were livid, but hoped that the food would be worth the wait. Alas, it wasn't. The pasta I had was average quality at best. Horrible dining experience and i will never go there again.

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3  Thank 866JamesS
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

We have never had anything other than a great meal at Slates. It's a fun place to eat. The atmosphere is wonderful, if somewhat off-beat, and the food is delicious. Service has always been good. It's a relatively small place, and it gets busy at times, so be aware of that. If you've never been, just go. You will not regret it.

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

In this little town, near AUgusta that you would find such a gem of a restaurant?
Well, it's here and you need to try it. Reservations are encouraged. The food is fresh and creative and delicious. You will not be sorry.

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1  Thank EmEs
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Great food, friendly service, incredibly loud, making it virtually impossible to have a conversation.

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