09/02/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Having a restaurant like this in the neighborhood should be a really great thing. I always support all the local businesses where I live. For years we sent our friends and guests to this place because after a little wine together at the house we could just walk over and have a (usually) delicious and reasonably priced dinner. The early specials were superb. We sent them alot of business. The only negative comment we ever heard was that the service was indifferent and often snotty. One night we sent guests there who were just finishing an extended honeymoon before going back to Australia. They were at the end of their money and were really tight. I suggested they make the earlybird special and assured them they could afford it. They showed up 10 minutes early for their reservation but were told that there was a walk in with about 8 people and their table had been given away. They were directed to wait outside under the awning in the rain. About 30 minutes later when they were seated they were informed they had missed the early bird special. They asked me how I could recommend such a place? Bad enough... but when I called the owner and told him about the situation he said he had no regrets and did not feel in the least badly. I was incredulous. We have never gone there again and we have directed people away from there. Just not worth the grief. Don't want to thicken the wallets of those with no sense of right or wrong. All I can think is that decision has cost them more than they know.