Submitted Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:17pm [Dine in]
I took two friends here for dinner on another friend's recommendation. We were all disappointed with the now cliche lounge- vibe music and decor. The wine list was reasonably priced with a fair variety, but the food was unimpressive. Two of us ordered paella, but what came to the table was a risotto-like pile of rice, with the odd fleck of overcooked tough chicken and overcooked ultra fishy whitefish. The mussels were flabby and lacked flavour, but the two spot prawns were fine. Another in our group ordered chickpea fries and beet salad. I tried the chickpea, and it was a bit dry. Their website states the restaurant hours as 5 p.m. till "late", but we were being given the eye by the waitress and bartender/ manager(?) from about 10:30 until 10:45 or so, when we felt we were overstaying our welcome and left.
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Submitted Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 6:37pm [Dine in]
I can't understand how this restaurant can be so popular after so many years of same ol', same ol'. The decor is tired and greasy, so is the menu, and the staff is tired and condescending. This place desperately needs an update of menu, decor and staff. I went in with a friend last weekend since swearing off the place 15 years ago after being snarled at by the staff one too many times. Sadly nothing has changed. I ordered coffee with my meal, which didn't come either before or during the meal. When I asked the server where it was I received a generous roll of the eye, and a curt "d'you still want it or what?" The art displays are amateurish and poorly curated, giving you nothing new or interesting to look at.
The only positive comment I can give this place is that, if you are on a budget, you will save money not having to shell out for a large tip.
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