I have dined at Justus Drugstore twice now and both times the food has been pretty great. The first time, from the Amuse Bouche to the dessert, every single bite was crazy good. Stellar. The only down side was our server, who was knowledgeable but just plain rude...all night long. The food was so amazing we overlooked it (her) and couldn't wait to go back.
So....fast forward one year. The food was good, very good, but not quite as great as the first time. The service was still slow and the server(s) (still) have attitude and lack patience. Any questions or suggestions for recommendations about the drinks or the food are met with hurried responses and impatience. I get it...they are busy, but when I'm about to drop good money for dinner I don't want to be blown off. Don't even think about asking questions about the menu, or for substitutions, or to withhold an ingredient, etc. because it's not happening and the server will let you know in no uncertain terms.
The bottom line is Jonathan Justus is (or has) a great chef and the food is very good, but he needs to teach his staff a thing or two about customer service. The haughty attitude is a major turn off, especially when the value is on the high side (about $100 pp with apps, cocktail, salad, entree, wine, dessert, coffee).
Will I go back? Yes probably, for the food, but next time my tip will be a direct reflection of the snooty service.
**I want to give this restaurant an "Excellent" rating, for the food, but overall because of the servers, I can't.