My girlfriend and I were visiting Cornell U. recently and we stopped in at Madeline's because of the positive reviews on Trip Advisor.
The restaurant itself is very nice inside and we were offered a choice of tables upon entering. To make a long story short the food was awesome...Tuna carpacchio appetizer and rack of Lamb were outstanding...but the waiter, at first, seemed a bit cold shall we say. Perhaps he had too many tables I thought. Or maybe because I wasn't in jeans and a T-shirt he thought I was a snob. Whatever it was it became apparent he really wasn't into helping with certain things. Case in point, I asked him, "do you have Patron Tequila"? Answer: "I don't know" and he walked away never to mention the Tequila again. I went to the bar and asked the bartender...yes, they had three different kinds of Patron.
The tequila wasn't the only instance of this waiter being aloof , when he first approached us he never asked us if we wanted drinks with our dinner...he just took our food order and I had to tell him we wanted a cocktail. I don't want to harp too much on this waiter because the food itself was outstanding and I would definitely go back to Madelines in a heart beat. I would just ask for a different waiter!
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