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360 Van Brunt - mediocre food, nasty service

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360 Van Brunt - mediocre food, nasty service

Alison | Sep 23, 2003 08:59 AM

Four of us went to this hightly touted restaurant on Sat night and were totally underwhelmed. First of all, when I called on Thurs night for an 8:00 reservation they gave me 8:30 which, at the time, I thought was a little unusual. When we arrived at 8:20 the manager told us, in less than nice tones, that our reservation had been at 8 and he had just given our table away. When I explained it had actually been for 8:30 he looked down at me and said "Frankly, we haven't given out 8:30 reservations for weeks." Now, considering this is hardly Le Cirque, that he didn't give me the benefit of the doubt was truly obnoxious. When our friends who were driving from the city called because they were lost the same manager was nasty and condescending as if he couldn't believe they couldn't find his oh-so-centrally-located Red Hook hot spot.
The food was acceptable - appetizers better than entrees (a goat cheese/beet salad and cold corn soup). The charcuterie plate very nice, but the $10 cheese plate consisted mostly of salad and four MINISCULE slices of cheese. Conclusion: a novel experience to eat upscale bistro food in Red Hook, but hardly worth the hassle.

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