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Disappointed Dining at Distrito


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Disappointed Dining at Distrito

GardenGazer | | Mar 12, 2011 04:47 AM

Granted, it was a cold, rainy Sunday night, and maybe the weather affected the restaurant, but our party of 8's experience (at least 4 dedicated and experienced foodies) was pretty much a mixed bag. The ceviches were wonderful but dinner took a nosedive from there. Really poor service was a factor. Our margaritas sat at the bar for 10 -15 mins before our server finally delivered them - minus one of our group's order and of course a little diluted from melting ice. Three of our dishes were unbeliveably SALTY and this from a salt-lover! Salt, used judiciously, enhances flavor; too much salt and flavors are totally overwhelmed and masked. If there was duck confit in my one dish, I didn't taste it! Even the salsa was salty. Finally, our dinner companion who was stiffed on her drink was also stiffed on her food. She ordered only two small plates. The second one never materialized until after the rest of us had finished our meals and only after reminding our server to bring it. We live in the burbs and relish going into the city for stellar meals - this was not one of them.

Distrito Restaurant
3945 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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