I had high expectations for East Tapas. So many great reviews ...
I went twice and dined alone. I tend to do this a lot especially when trying new places.
I was treated like a pariah when I said I was dinning alone ... Both times. They stuck me in the corner when I said I preferred not to sit at the bar and then practically ignored me.
I had to actually leave my table and find someone for a cup of water ... And this was not the only time I had to do this.
I'm willing to forgive inattentive service if the food is fantastic ... But the food was not.
On one visit I ordered the cold sesame noodles ... They where supposed to come with cucumbers and cilantro among other things ... They arrived covered in raw tomatoes and not a cucumber or cilantro in site.
It took nearly fifteen minutes to get someone to come to my table so that I could ask about the missing things ... After getting up twice and requesting assistance someone finally informed me they would bring my cilantro but there where no cucumbers.
Once I ordered the Dragon Tuna and I really liked it however I did not have jalapeño slices ... It was minced jalapeños.
The Truffle Mac N Cheese was ok ... Very oily and not a hint of truffle about it. And very little cheese other than the top. And truffle is one of those things you can't mistake if its present. And not worth seven bucks.
The Spicy tuna Spring Roll was ok but the avocado was so maniacal as to hardly be present and it was all kinda bland ... So much rice and little else.
The vegetable tempura was pretty unremarkable and quite a bit soggy ... To almost be unpleasant to eat.
The Shrimp stuffed eggplant was palatable but the eggplant itself was tough and I ended up just eating the stuffing that was (without the eggplant) very salty.
Had a small pizza one time ... It was ok ... Cost 8 dollars and didn't taste very wonderful. Ill just go to Hog and Hominy for a delectable $12 pizza nearly twice this ones size.
While I was there the first time there was only one other customer at the bar. And still I had to walk from my table to the var at least four times to get water refills, order a drink, help with a bad dish, etc.
Their service did not redeem the food ... Which it never really does but they could have tried. The ok to bad food did not redeem the terrible service.
I generously give them a two star rating ... I did have a few drinks from the bar (which I had to go get) that where pretty good - and strong. Oh and I liked the Tuna.
I may go back ... But I have decided I will just sit at the bar ... Other drinks ... Maybe the tuna ... And just skip the rest - and by rest I mean the service, the food, and all ...
On second thought... why would I go back at all!?!
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