10/15/2007Provided by Citysearch -
My Girlfriend and I ate at Alice's on a recent Sunday. I have been eating at Alice's for years, so I know not to expect great service, but now the level has dropped to the downright obnoxious. After ordering, we waited 35 minutes for our food; in that time, not once did somone come to the table and apologize, or say anything for that matter- once, my girlfriend's coffee was refilled. The restaurant was busy, but certainly not 'packed'. The waitress walked around in no hurry what so ever, and the service, when it finally arrived, was quite simply unpleasant. The food was horrible. I had a 'Mexican Scramble'; it tasted as though they had opened a can of enchilada sauce and poured it over the eggs, as well as some mass on the plate that I assume was hashbrowns. The toast was saturated in some margarine-like-food-stuff, that rendered it inedible. The only decent thing on the table was the bacon, once one pulled away the fat. When the bill came, I knew I would not be returning any time soon; for our simple, really bad breakfast for two, the bill was over $34! Don't bother going up the hill, there is much better food in Redwood City.
p.s. I noticed another reviewer said that this is the Alice's of Arlo Guthrie fame; It is absolutely, and unequivocaly NOT the Alice's of Arlo Guthrie fame. That Alice's is (was) in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.