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il mulino- good food, awful service


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il mulino- good food, awful service

dwbengals | | Jan 19, 2008 07:59 AM

me and my 3 co-workers went for restaurant week- they were out of 1/2 the RW items, so we ended up ordering off of their regular prix-fixe menu instead (3 courses for $27, as opposed to $20.08 for RW). the food options on the p-f menu were pretty expansive, and we were all happy w/ the food we got. i had fried calamari appetizer (good), sliced steak (cooked as rare as i requested), and flourless chocolate cake for dessert. (great). however, the service was the worst ever, to the point of being comically bad. our waiter was so awful (who looked like horation sanz from SNL) we wondered if we were on a hidden camera show. sadly, we were not. and the guy was not horatio sanz.

this exchange at the beginning of the meal is illustrative of how awful the service was- my dining co-worker: "can you help us select one these 3 barbarescos?" waiter: "um, sure. all 3 of those wines are made from grapes. the $30 bottle is the cheapest. $70 is the most expensive. people usually order the $45 bottle." co-worker: "is there anyone else who can help us?" waiter: "why? what else would you need to know?" it only got worse from there, so there's no point boring you guys w/ the details. anywho, the food itself made it worth going to on someone else's budget. one of my co-workers had a ravioli w/ champagne sauce that is really really good. dessert was terrific too. if you go and get seated in fake-horation sanz's section, ask to move. the food is worth going.