It was a busy night at Delilah's when we dined there, which was unfortunate in terms of service. My soup arrived, the waiter vanished, and then I discovered - oops, no soup spoon. And the wine we ordered arrived near the end of our meal, instead of at the beginning. Damn. (We were given one round of free drinks to compensate for the wine arriving so late.)
To be fair, the night we ate at Delilah's was the restaurant's 20th anniversary - a bit of a celebration for them - and so they were perhaps busier than normal. We would never have gone there had we known what they had planned as a celebration.
We wanted good food, and a chance to visit with our friends in peace. The food was ok, though a bit pricey for what we got. The wine was good, when it finally arrived.
What we didn't like was the entertainment. They had a drag queen dressed up as Julie Andrews, and several times during the meal "she" would lip synch to a song from The Sound of Music while dancing around the restaurant, between the tables. It was loud, terribly distracting, and just not our cup of tea at all. How do you feel about having a drag queen put her arm around you while saying "I've got my eye on you, cutie!" or something like that? If all this is your idea of fun, you might love the atmosphere and attitude at Delilahs. We wanted to be left in peace to eat our meal and visit with our friends, so the drag queen bit didn't do it for us at all.
The place was *very* loud, and with a large crowd of drinkers milling about between the tables and the washroom, I wondered if the place complied with fire regulations. I mean, it was totally packed.
If you don't mind shouting a bit to converse with your friends, if you love crowds and flavoured martinis, if the celebration I've described above sounds like a good thing to you - well then, you might just love this place.
I won't go back.