I would have loved to give this restaurant five stars and would have based on food alone, but the service was awful. We were visiting our parents in Bradenton and they were excited to take us here for dinner. We had been to the one in Sarasota before and loved it. When we arrived, it was busy and no one was at the hostess station, so we decided to eat in the bar area. We went in and there were a couple of empty tables, so we sat down. We were greated by the waiter in an angry tone telling us we had no right to seat ourselves. Our parents always eat in the bar and they said it is always first come, first serve. When they explained that to the waiter, he rudely told us to get up from the table and wait in line. All four of us got up and went to the hostess area where the manager said we cut the line. We asked where the line was since we didn't see one. Then they immediately sat us back at the exact same table we were just at. Our parents, who are seniors, were humiliated but did not want to make a scene. We all enjoyed our meals very much, but I seriously had a hard time even giving them three stars based on how rudely we were treated. Our parents and their friends eat here at least once a week, but after this incident, I'm sure they will be finding another place to frequent.
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