Yesterday I had a horrible restaurant experience at "Joy Restaurant" located on Queen St. E in Leslieville. I had planned to go to my favourite brunch spot "Pulp Kitchen" but it was so busy we decided to try something new...BIG MISTAKE!
Let me say for starters that the food was average, not horrible but not memorable. It was the service that was just pathetic.
We had a waiter that had the worst attitude I have ever seen. He sighed and rolled his eyes with every interaction with us, and I have to say we're very easy to please. When I made my order, an omelette with bruscetta filling ( which was ON the menu ) he simply said "NO!" in a very rude tone. He went on to say " I don't know why it's on the menu, I'll order salsa for you." And before I could argue he was gone. He also never brought us our coffee, and never returned to our table once during our meal which was served by someone else. He just stood by his computer, with his hands on his hips, looking around like he was irritated to be there. It also should be noted that the restaurant was not busy and he was responsible for about 4 tables.
At the end of our meal, he came by and filled my fiance's glass of water half full, and completely ignored mine. He didn't ask us if we were done, or if we wanted anything else he just took our plates, and later returned with our bill. As he placed the bill down on our table he sighed again and said an insincere "cheers" and walked away.
This was the first time that I have NEVER left a tip at a restaurant. We usually tip well for even average service. We will never return to "Joy Restaurant!"
Has anyone else tried "Joy Restaurant" and had this experience?
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