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“Great Place except for the head bartender”
Review of Rumba

Ranked #1 of 78 Restaurants in Hampton Bays
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A unique combination of island – inspired food, handcrafted rum specialties, waterfront dining and people happy to be of service. Rumba brings you the feeling of an island getaway.
Hampton Bays, NY USA
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“Great Place except for the head bartender”
Reviewed June 22, 2011

Our family has been there numerous times and the food is great. The only problem that has recently come to our attention is the extremely rude head bartender. On one occasion he was cursing out the waitress using the F-word again and again. When we asked him to stop, he did not, and continued to curse her out loudly. He made a point of telling us that he was the head bartender and took no responsibility for his actions. On another occasion, he poured the drinks so that they filled the glasses less than half what you would expect and then made some comments about how he feels he should get a good tip for his services, implying that if we give a good tip, he pours a good drink. In his words, "It works hand in hand," as if I hadn't given him a good enough tip in the past. He was rude and sarcastic, and when told that his services were not up to par (in a nice way), he made comments to us when we spoke with the manager, goading us on to "go ahead and complain, I'm the head bartender." Quite bizarre behavior for someone who is in charge of serving drinks to the public in what is supposed to be a fun party atmosphere.. It ruins the place for us now, and I am sure others feel the same way but are intimidated by him to not complain. Given so many places to go for food and drinks, I am reluctant to come back unless he is no longer working there.

  • Visited June 2011
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