Well, I finally went here Thursday night with a girlfrind of mine for dinner. We arrived around 7 pm and the place really was not busy, just tables out side were crowded. The hostess stold us she had to see if there were any tables available?? (the place was empty inside.) We told her we did not want to sit outside, but she insisted that they were very busy. (still, tables were empty inside) After about 10 minutes of this moron looking around at empty tables, she sat us. We were dissappointed at this and then about 3 different waiters came up to us and said they would be right with us. OK...WHEN was someone at least going to take our cocktail order? Finally, a waitress appeared and took the cocktail order. She must have gotten lost because it took her quite some time to come back to us.
After a horrible beginning, we both thought, it can't get much worse than this? Well, it did. We had our cocktails at the table and decided after 45 minutes, we would just sit at the bar and order our food. (We were out for dinner, not a Broadway play) So we went and sat at the bar. Well, the bartender was SO OFFENDED...we do not know why...he kept repeating, "You can't just move from a table to a bar stool. That is not how it works!" (RUDE, RUDE, RUDE)
After this, we decided just to order appetizers. First of all the place is WAY over priced! As, I beleive, SEAL said in one of her posts, about the lobster brioche, well ours was on a bricohe, but for (I beleive) $22.00 as an appetizer? It was sooo small, and maybe 3 - 4 bites. We also ordered oysters....get this..$ 5.50 per oyster! Then we also shared an order of the Gulf Shrimp..this was about $ 17 or $ 18. We received a HUGE plate with 2 shrimp!!!
Then, the bar started to bustle, and there is a nightclub upstairs. The bar scene looked was 40 -60 year old men and women..looking for 21 year olds. :) This did not bother us as far as how wxpensive and little portions the place gives you.
I am only posting this so whoever reads it, I hope you know what you are getting into before you go. The bartender even told us the restaurant is trying to be something like a South Beach. (oh please)
I would not even go back for a cocktail. (Why would I pay $ 15.00 for a martini in Long Branch, NJ??? I MUST be CRAZY! It was'nt Mahattan...thats for sure!)
Just beware..thanks for reading my super LONG post!