Horrible service coupled with illness ruined a birthday night out
Friends and family have raved about Red Sky in the past. So we couldn't wait to have dinner there. Everything seemed to be fine when we first got to the restaurant. We ordered a couple of drinks at the bar, and our table was ready before the order was even filled. Our waitress appeared promptly and took our order right away and asked if we'd like water with our meal. And then we waited. After about half an hour, our waitress returned to ask us if we wanted water for the second time. Bread and butter and glasses of water finally appeared another 10-15 minutes later. Another 15-20 minutes went by before we started contemplating leaving and heading to the pizza place a few doors down. One of the owners came by and explained that service was slow because of the high volume of reservations they had at the same time that evening. Perhaps they should take fewer reservations instead of overwhelming their staff. At any rate, we finally got served our first course after waiting over an hour. The food was okay. We had the hong kong calamari and quesadilla to start, followed by caesar salad, and for our main course I had the sea bass and my husband ordered the tuna. Again, the food was just okay. By the time we got our check and paid the bill, we had been there for well over two hours. The table seated next to us had been there for almost three hours and were just having their appetizers. As we left, we discussed whether or not we would consider going back and giving them another try when it's not Restaurant Week in Philly. Well, I'll spare you the details, but my husband and I were both violently sick all night following dinner at Red Sky. Needless to say, we will not be back.