Posted: 2/12/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I have never in my life been so infuriated and disgusted visiting a restaurant to eat. A few of my girlfriends and I made a reservation here to have Sunday Brunch. We arrived about 15 mins early, we're seated and introduced to our waiter. There were only about two or three other tables being occupied at the time. Immediately we got into conversation. Our waiter came and took our order and we went back into conversation. After about 20 minutes the place started to fill up, pretty quickly. It wasn't until they were seated and eating their bread that we realized we were never served bread. Every table was filled at this point and every table was served bread. We asked our waited and he then brought us out a large basket of bread. We were them absorbed into deep conversation again when I noticed that one of my friends was not saying a word, she just sat and observed what was going on around the restaurant. I looked around and realized that everyone who had come in after us were being served, eating and even some had all ready come and gone. We were all baffled and in disbelief of what was happening. We were literally the ONLY ones who were not eating. We confronted our waiter and he mumbled some sorry excuse that the kitchen is very busy and they have a big party in another section of the restaurant. That would be a wonderful explanation if people who had arrived way after us were it seated and eating. For goodness sakes, we ordered eggs and other simple breakfast foods. How long does it take to make that. As much as we didn't want to believe it was happening, it was crystal clear we were being discriminated against. I was so angry I was almost in tears. The waiter approached again, pitcher of Mimosa in hand. Apparently as some way of stalling us and he informed us that the cook said the food is coming. Are you serious? At this point we had lost our appetites and took whatever was left of our pride and exited the restaurant. We had our brunch at another Italian restaurant that treated us wonderfully. Our waiter was attentive and kind, she looked at us as ladies and did not treat us based on the color of our skin. It's disgusting that this happens in 2012, however it is a shocking reality.