I go to Bistro 135 on a semi regular basis (about once every month or two) An old friend of mine and I decided to meet to catch up, enjoy the music and food, etc. We reserved the prime seat in the bar area and were ready to enjoy. Friendly hostess and servers took good care of us but once our salad was served, my experience went downhill fast. Our salad bowls were covered with grit on the outside (my guess...dried diluted mash potatoes stuck to the bowl) When I mentioned it to my friend, she noted the same and when looking at the outside of her bowl, we both noticed a large streak for some brown substance. We flagged out server, she didn't seem to concerned or apologetic and soon returned with our salads. We are both pretty sure they simply wiped the outside of each bowl and returned them to us. The rest of the evening was uneventful other than a large group of people (servers and guests) gathered at the door/hostess station. For a while, we had people staring at us in hopes of having our table. This was not the memory I would expect to walk away with.