This is the second time I have reviewed this restaurant and I stand by what I said in my first review. The food is great and I like the decor, etc. However, I brought a friend with me for my second visit and we were made to feel uncomfortable from the moment we entered. We were the only two in the restaurant and got seated. Ordered a beer and margarita. The owner came out, took our order, checked my friends ID, which is cool, but while checking it started asking him questions about his birthday, etc. We didn't know if he was trying to be funny or not...we let it go. Then a little bit later, the owner came out and asked me where I was from, I told him Long Beach, then he left and my friend and I started chatting. The wonder came out again and asked me my name. I told him. Left and came back again, asked if I was a teacher or in construction....I told him that I worked in education, but was not a teacher. Then while we are trying to chat, he walks out of the kitchen and says, "Todd (my name), you owe me money". I said he was mistaken but he would not listen to me. He asked if I had been there before, and I had and he said that I didn't pay my bill. I told him again that he was mistaken, I would never do that. Then he said that maybe I didn't intend not to pay my bill, but my credit card didn't go through. I said, I didn't think that was correct, but told him that if it is the case I would be happy to pay my bill. He said he didn't have proof with him, it was at home but he would check. I told him I would check when I got home and if it didn't go through I would be back the next day to pay. I asked him how much it was and he said right around $30. I then told him that I know he is incorrect because when I was there I was with my whole family and a couple of friends and I spent around $150. He still said he knows he is right, so he was basically calling me a lier. All this is going on while a friend of mine are trying to eat. He even said he remembered talking to me when I was there before, and I told him that he was wrong, because I never talked to him. By now, I'm ticked but trying to stay calm and he won't leave us alone. He asked for my phone number and I gave it to him. He said that if he was wrong, he would call me and apologize and I would get my next meal for free. I told him If I was wrong I would be back the next day to pay, but i knew I wasn't wrong. I wasn't wrong. My credit card did go through. I decided to give him some time to apologize. It has been a couple of weeks now and he never called. I know he would have called if he was right, but he was wrong and he couldn't bring himself to admit it and he doesn't want to give me a free meal. This place was going to become my go to place when company was in town. I eat out a lot and I spend a lot when I eat out. He gave up literally $1000s in business because he thought I owed him $30...which I didn't. This was the worst dining experience of my life. I'm not saying the food was bad, because it isn't...in fact it is outstanding. But I have now talked to a lot of other people that say the owner has made them feel uncomfortable to..not to my extent, but very awkward. All he had to do was call and apologize..I don't care about the free meal...but he didn't and he ruined an afternoon for me and my friend.
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