Last week I took my 3 kids to Barney's Beanery in West Hollywood for my birthday lunch.
What a mistake!
We arrived around noon to a mostly empty dining room. After 15 minutes we finally placed our drink orders, it took another 10 minutes to get them, plus two of the 4 drinks were wrong. Another 10 minutes and we placed our orders, 15 more and the appetizer plate showed up missing two of the dips. By the time they brought the missing items we had eaten the food. We wait another 20 minutes for our entrees and two of the four are wrong. My son had ordered the chicken fried steak dinner but they brought it without the potatoes or vegetables, my sampler platter had corn on the cob which just came out of the refrigerator, no chili on the chili fries and no guacamole or sour cream.
It gets worse. My son tried the chicken fried steak and said it tasted bad, I tried it, it was rancid. How can a restaurant serve spoiled food? I waved down the waitress and told her of our problems and she took my food and my sons. Another ten minutes goes by and she brings out a plate of mashed potatoes for my son, and my food. It looked like they shoved the whole platter in the microwave just to warm up the corn, it was inedible.
They brought another CFS for my son but he looked at them like they were crazy to think he would try it again. And we didn't get refills on our drinks.
To finish the story we waited so long for the check that my kids went outside to wait. The waitress brought the check and made a big deal about taking off the two inedible entrees. We had put an hour and forty five minutes on the parking meter and it had run out by the time we left. $45 dollars for the worst Birthday lunch ever.