Ok, I'm from Los Angeles so you can start ragging on that....
But, have been in DC since Saturday & almost all of our dinning experiences have been not very good. We had brunch at Masa 14, happy hour at District Chophouse, dinner at Oyamel & Graffiato. The food has been OK (Oyamel the best), but service was pretty bad.
In every instance our waiter/waitress hovered. At Masa she she came by every 3-5 minuets to ask if things were OK. I want the wait staff to not ignore me, but if I say things are OK once I don't need to be asked a half dozen times.
What was worse the bus staff kept filling our water after we took a sip or two. They would also come by & take our plates away without asking and a bite or two left (Masa). several times staff would place them selves between my wife & I as we were having a conversation.
Another issue was that they would not bring out my wife 's & my's food out at the same time. In every instance there was a 5-10 minute difference.
Is this the norm in DC?