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Hyper "hyped"

la nonna | | Nov 8, 2009 08:54 AM

Last night we finally had a reservation at the much hyped Flour + Water and I learned how to add. The sum is zero. We were told they would hold our 5:45 time only 15 minutes. When we arrived at 5:40 there was a long line so we told the maitre d' we were there. He told us to get back in line, that there were five minutes to go before we could be seated. At 5:50 he gave us a long lecture on how their timing works so as to make it easy on the staff. Totally chastised we were granted a table. The service was fine but alas the food wasn't worth the lecture. This was the first time my Italian husband couldn't find a pasta that didn't sound like a lab experiment. The food was mediocre at best -- not one dish was well executed and it certainly didn't sing of the "simple" or of the "Italian" -- and the side of attitude didn't help. We were sorely disappointed. Beware of the hyper "hype". It usually doesn't add up.