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Jackson Avenue Steakhouse bummer

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Jackson Avenue Steakhouse bummer

Mark DiBlasi | Oct 4, 2004 09:53 AM

Dinner at Jackson Avenue Steakhouse Saturday night was the last visit I'll make to this formerly good joint. The place used to be somewhat of a "value", but now the mediocre food, high prices and rude service leave no reason to ever go.

A request for a half order or pasta was denied, even though we were having three dinner entrees. Is the extra four or five bucks that important?

The rib steak, which I've had at least a half dozen times before was not of the same aged, winey quality of previous times. And it wasn't even a rib steak-just an ordinary, maybe Angus strip. Not bad, but not worth $26.00. Still, the waitress made it clear that
I was "wrong" in disputing what cut it really was.

The last straw were the drinks-a cosmo and a martini at $12.00 each! They were a premium size, it turned out, and we never ordered them that way. When I spoke to someone who identified herself as a manager, her response was simply to listen and say nothing.

This place has turned in to a sleazy check-padding ripoff, and the prices are now on a par with plenty of other excellent steakhouses that know how to treat customers. Save your money and go to Smith and Wollensky, Luger's (if you can get in), or anywhere else.

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