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Smiley's Acoustic Cafe
Ranked #315 of 934 Restaurants in Greenville
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed October 5, 2011

Just returned from supper at Smiley's Acoustic Cafe. It's old brick interior is awesome and adds to the atmosphere. What a great place!! Short walk from the "Downtown" main area. Great service and great food! Live entertainment was awesome! Tonight was Matt Morgan and friends. Played great music and were very personable. Food was very good, beers a plenty and at reasonable prices. Will be going back again in my visit in Greenville. Probably several times. LOVED IT! Definitely 5 stars!!

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Reviewed August 16, 2011

After hearing some good things about Smiley's, I was very excited to plan a date night with the hubs. We arrived at a reasonable time on a Friday night, and were able to obtain a table for two. There weren't very many open tables, as this is a rather quaint setting and the place was full. Loved the atmosphere and decor. The music was a bit loud, but we were also sitting rather close to the performers. The folk/blues group was decent, nothing to get too excited about. It would have been a lot better if they would have played more and talked less. Exactly the type of place to go if you're looking for a little music and drinks, but stay away if you're planning on having more of a conversation night with your date.

Food
We ordered the Brie, topped with Walnuts & Caramel Rum Sauce and served with fresh apples, grapes, & crackers. For the price, it was not what we were expecting. It was brie, out of the box, with some tasty, but spotty apples and some measly grapes. It was lacking sophistication, and freshness. Next, I had the Cafe Angus Burger - how can you go wrong with a burger? Unfortunately, it was very average as well, lacking flavor. The fries were a bit on the heavy side, and there was nothing special about them.

Service
The service was by far the worst part of our night. The server repeatedly walked past us, even when we were trying to get his attention. It took far to long just to order our food, and the time it took for the food to get to the table was completely outrageous. Our server never checked back on us, and forget about a drink refill. In fact, when he brought our appetizer, he said he would bring some silverware and napkins to us - which he never did. I was so hungry when our food arrived that I no longer cared that we didn't have napkins or silverware, or that the apples and grapes looked a bit old. I was starving! It also took an infinitely long time to get our check, with my husband finally getting up from his chair to go and tell the waiter that we were ready for the check. The worst part is that we could see him going to other tables behind us - not sure why he was ignoring us other than that there were only two of us and his other tables were larger.

It was extremely difficult to enjoy the entertainment of the night because we were so focused on trying to get eye contact with our waiter throughout the evening. And honestly, if you're having a bad night as a server, I would totally understand - but there was not even the least bit of an apology offered.

Truly a disappointment. If we ever go back (and that's a big if), I will not be ordering any food.

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