Girlfriend K and I found ourselves at Glowbal for a birthday celebration. There were probably about 40 of us in a space normally fit for about 20. Everyone was literally sitting on top of each other. However, the restaurant was very accomodating and it was no fault of the restaurant's, since additional people showed up last minute. What really bugged us was that when K and I arrived, we sat at a table at the end and just as we were making ourselves comfy, the server said that table did not belong to our party and we could not sit there. So we shuffled on to each other's laps at the other end. By no more than 10 minutes later, more people (our party) showed up and for some reason, they were able to sit there w/ no problem.
Service was okay throughout the night. As friendly as our server was, he kept forgetting people's orders. He didn't bring out a dessert for the 3-course meal, my entire meal was forgotten, another friend's main course order was not even sent to the kitchen. Everyone's meal came out staggered.
The server that took care of drink orders, however, was fantastic. Water within 3 minutes of arrival and cocktails served up immediately. Too bad our auto 18% gratuity didn't go directly to him as he deserved it more than the other.
The food was tasty, but well overpriced, IMHO. The average bill came to about $50/person, and I don't think anyone left full.
My bill came to $40 incl. tax&tip. I had one cocktail, a side beet salad, and 3 small skewers(chicken, salmon, oyster).
As beautiful as the ambiance was, I think I would prefer Zakkushi next time for skewers.