04/01/2009Provided by Citysearch -
What's next at a fine dining establishment, being charged for water?!?
I've dined at Pesce before alone and never an unpleasant experience. However, it seems that when a party of 4 or more come in the restaurant staff/management see fit to 'tax' larger parties. I have never before paid $15 for 3 cokes (not 3 individual cokes, but a $5 refill charge for the same coke), or $12 for what seemed like complementary bread (this is a per head charge). In such a place like Pesce, one would assume that the server would inform his table that there would be extra charges for such things as bread and drinks... Our table ended up paying an included gratuity on $30 worth of food that we weren't aware we were going to be charged for...
We also ordered a bottle of wine, and the server presented it, but not to the one who ordered it. I guess this was gender biased, and it really upset that member of our dinner party.
Lastly, we were celebrating a birthday that evening and the only dessert on the menu that our birthday girl wanted was OUT. Seriously?!? Make more then. What kind of restaurant can't keep their kitchen stocked? Obviously one that can't get it together.
I have had better dining experiences at the likes of Danton's and Landry's... for less than half of the price. We will definately never go back.
03/02/2009Provided by Citysearch -
My boyfriend took me here for my birthday. We arrived a little late (an hour before closing). Everything started well, he was planning to spend a lot here because we love to fine dine. We shared 4 appetizers (seafood martini, tuna study, calamari and oysters). Then we had our main dishes, followed by dessert. Mind you, we didn't finish everything and we're 2 skinny people, but we wanted to experience the food. The first thing that was off was that the waiter did NOT listen to anything we said. I said I want a margarita, he said he would bring a strawberry-tini. We say no more bread, he gives more. He just about did the opposite of everything we asked. Then something strange happened. We didn't lick our plates clean of our appetizers and for some reason the waiter pressed us 3 separate times to finish off our tuna study. We started to feel guilty and decided to finished it. How I regret it. The following morning he and and I were throwing up and had bowel issues and even the day after that, I can't eat more than a fist full of food without heading to the bathroom. This is day 3 after the food. I don't know what happened that night but we are disappointed for sure
04/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Awesome dinning experience. Easy to get too location, nice facility, knowledgeable and prompt wait staff, good california (cake bread) and australian wine list and availibility, high quality food.
I was skeptical when the waiter suggested trying the gumbo. I generally order the gumbo but at a Landry's restarunat!? It was good and a bit spicy - I like spicy.
We had a great time, the restaruant is upscale in decor and we had a good view of the entire place. The bar looked nice as well.
02/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My husband takes me to this really nice dinner at Pesce. We arrive and are seated. It takes 10 min for someone to notice us and another 15 min to get our drinks and order an appetizer. It takes another 20 min to get our appetizer. The appetizer was terrible. It was supposed to be calamari but it must have been rubber bands fried and served with a sauce because that's what it tasted like. Our waiter didn't check on us to see if we were okay at any point during the appetizer. We had to clear our own plates from in front of us. We finally get to order our entrees and WOW! They were absolutely great! The entrees were oh so delicious!! But again, when we were done, we had to clear our own plates and move them to the other side of the table.
My husband had arranged for a special desert but the waiter forgot. After dropping $200 I would probably not return to this restaurant. The food was good but the service overcomes that.
So, fast forward.... I put in a comment on the restaurant website. I get a phone call from the chef and someone else. I wasn't home so they left me a message.
I call Pesce back. I ask for Chuck, the first guy that left a message from there. I get ?you have the wrong number?. So I ask for Mark, I get ?He?s not here right now?. I ask to leave a message and the guy starts laughing ?Sure, just want moment?. So I leave my name and number at work. I have yet to receive a phone call again. When I left my comment on the website it wasn't to get a phone call back but just to let them know that they should work on the service. That's it. But after getting lauged at for wanting to leave a message, I have such a bad taste in my mouth from this restaurant.
CN: Went to nice dinner on my birthday, got crappy service, got phone call from Chef, got laughed at for wanting to leave a message when I called back. I most likely won't return.
10/31/2007Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I are definitely creatures of habit and don't venture past our favorite restaurants very often. However, last night we decided to give this place a try. Although a bit pricy, it was worth every penny! Our waiter was absolutely wonderful and catered to everything! The food was absolutely outstanding! I had the Hawaiian Mahi-Mahi and I ate every single bite. This is definitely a place that we will be going back to!