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Double Trouble Service at Greet Street?


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Double Trouble Service at Greet Street?

pollystyrene | | Jan 2, 2009 08:48 PM

We had a good dinner at Greet Street tonight, but the service was strange. We were sitting in the dining room, and our main server was fine and took care of all our needs, but the person who filled the water glasses had an annoying habit of stepping in when things were already set. Right after I'd ordered a second cocktail from the waitress, the water person asked me if I'd like another cocktail. After we'd ordered dessert, the water person asked if we'd like dessert menus. We told her we were all set, but she dropped off menus anyway. There was another instance of this, but my cocktail-addled brain can't remember it. I like as few interruptions as possible when dining out so as not to interrupt the conversation flow, so this sort of thing bugs me. I noticed she was doing the same thing to the table next to us. I've only sat in the bar area before. Has anyone else had this kind of service here?

Highlights of the meal were the sublime potato leek soup, and my DC really enjoyed his lobster fritters. I was looking forward to trying their mac and cheese, but it wasn't on the menu per se. Instead I got the baked truffle pasta with bread crumbs and parmasean, which wasn't as flavorful as it sounds, but it was good and creamy and the orecchiette were cooked perfectly. DC liked his pork shoulder a lot, but was not as jazzed about the huge bed of polenta it sat on. The whipped cream and coconut were the best part of the Tres Leches cake; the cake element was okay. I enjoyed my Blue Moon (gin, creme de violette and lemon juice) and Deja Vu in Deli (rum, st. germain, bitterman's tiki and lime juice), and think the cocktails here are a step up from Eastern Standard, but don't rise to the level of No. 9. (I was relieved to read on another thread that the bartending there hasn't suffered despite the exodus to Drink.)

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