I am a quality professional who trains customer service representatives so I know something about the subject and how customers should be treated. To their disadvantage, I hold people in the service industry to a higher standard than most and observe behaviors that the average customer may or may not observe. With that being said, my server at Tidewater Grill was one of the worst I have EVER had - and that's saying alot. I was in town on personal business; therefore a solo diner. I thought this had something to do with inattentiveness but I think it was something else, that I choose to keep to myself. Prior to being seated, the hostess was horrible - her service skills could be improved for sure! Not even sure if she ever looked me in my eye and smiled. After a 20 minute wait for a table on a Wed night, I sat at the bar - pleasant staff, bar mates were cordial. Was seated, then waited another 5-10 minutes before the server came over. He was cold, disengaged, no small talk just got right to business asking me if I had a chance to decide on my meal. Although I had decided, I felt rushed anyway. Everyone has raved about the greek salad - it was good but to me average. I ordered the white wine sauteed shrimp and scallops - not impressed; have had much better since I absolutely love seafood. During my meail, I noticed my server taking the time to setup the table right next to me, he took his time, made it really pretty for his women friends who sat there momentarily after. He was just as nice as he could be to them - attentitive, cordial, laughing, smiling, flirting; totally ignoring the fact that he had at least two other tables to attend to that I could see. After I finished my meal, I waited for several minutes to get my check - no customer should EVER have to wait to pay. For some time he stood at the girls' table chatting it up while I sat there and waited. I'm surprised I did not interrupt his conservation to demand my check - I was upset at the entire experience by this time. I wanted to leave a note for him on my check, "if you had been more attentitive to me, instead of flirting with your friends, you would have received a bigger tip!" Long review I know, but because of the sub-standard service from the hostess and the waiter to the so-so seafood, I doubt if I partake in this establishment again. And I plan to visit the area on a regular basis in the future.