Posted: 1/6/2007Provided by Citysearch -
We've been to Chaya 5 or 6 times and just had an experience that will prevent us from ever going again. We checked in early (so unLA) and let the hostess know that we were ready and waiting and at the bar when a table opened up. 45 minutes later we checked in and she blamed us (finger pointing with her fake blonde ringlet hair) and said that we were late and could have been seated earlier. We took her abuse and sat down. Waitor then saw we had drinks already and had no interest in serving us until we were empty despite many requests for service with ""excuse me"". Finally we were served....(get the peppercorn steak). A friend came in, pulled up a chair, and sat with us after the restaurant was mostly quiet....until he hostess, once again, looking to find something better in her life to do...told us we were making the restaurant look ""messy"" by having a seat pulled up. A very nice waitor named Patrick came and apologized to us and made up for much of the damage....but it was a little too little too late. Amanda/Whatmitta....whatever the girl with the sweater that looked like it had been shred by a cat....she was awful and made the establishment look less than professional. I have never written a review, and a big fan of citysearch so I felt I was obligated.