not sure if this is news but thomas beisl looks like its on its last legs. i went here back in 2001 or 2002 just as they opened and had a great meal. service was fine, the place was packed.
i went saturday night and the place was dead empty...maybe 2-3 tables in the main restaurant, another 2 tables outside...this was 8-9pm. the service was godawful. the woman who seated us asked us for drinks and we ordered...she never brought them to us. the endive salad on the menu was not available for the night (very hacky), my chicken liver mousse looked terrible.
entrees took forever to arrive...and for an empty restaurant, that was inappropriate. when i asked about our order, the waitress said the chef lost the order. we were about the leave but they insisted it would arrive in the next 3 minutes. my pork cheeks were decent but a bad choice for a humid night, the chicken cordon bleu special my friend ordered was actually kind of good but looked like it was from a lean cuisine.
for our troubles, the waitress comped us dessert...but not 2...just 1...so hacky.
the entire time, right behind us, all of the wait staff were fighting with each other about who messed up our order. the main boss seemed fuming at his staff but it was a hacky operation all around.
i wont be back.