You have everything planned... A surprise dinner gathering... You both arrive, and then your invitees start arriving behind you, however they don't allow you to sit in the lounge at await the rest of your party they want to seat you right away even though we are early. Before we are all even there the waiter is asking if he can take our order... HUH NO, we are still waiting for more people to arrive, we have already ordered drinks and a couple of appies. When all our party has arrived he’s back to pushing for the dinner order to be taken, even though we have all only been seating together for a few minutes, however we give him our requests and he leaves, a little while later the plates arrive and we eat and share and talk, and when we were done the dishes had been snapped up some without asking “are you done” to which annoyed some of us, this is just rude, taking plates when you are not ready for them to be taken. He then brought desert menus back and gave very little time for us to look at them or to think about it before coming back and asking what we wanted to order (some of us hadn’t even looked yet as we were chatting). When we asked for a few more minutes he gave us a big sigh and walked away and never bothered to come back. When he did come back he didn’t take desert or after dinner drink orders he just handed me the bill, everyone’s all on 1! It was shy of $500 and he was treating us like this. I got up and asked to speak to the manager, he came and spoke with me, I told him this is not how you treat people you want in your place of business, he tried to say it was a long day and its hard when you have a big parties, I told him don't and me that pile of crap, I have worked in the service industry and I know how to treat my customers, and we are not a big party we are only 8! So make a note when you see some of us with note books taking notes during our dinners and lunches or brunches and breakfasts, we are your critics and we can make you or break you.
Over all the cooks here know what they are doing, too bad the front end staff is giving them bad reviews!
P.S. I think if we had gotten desert we wouldn't have been hungry when we left. Appies & Meals on the small side.