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Almost had a meal at Bonne Soiree - Chapel Hill

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Almost had a meal at Bonne Soiree - Chapel Hill

anne7134 | Dec 14, 2006 07:21 PM

Hi all...new here. Glad to have found the site.

My husband's birthday is this Friday and I thought we'd try out the newish Bonne Soiree after hearing good things about it. I called and left a message on Tuesday morning requesting a reservation around 6:45 (but saying that I was flexible on time) for two people knowing that it was short notice, but thinking I'd try anyway. I received a return call at 2:45 that afternoon. The conversation ensued as follows:

Bonne Soiree: Hello Anne, I'm calling you about request for Friday night reservations. We don't have anything available at 6:45, only 6:15 or 5:45, everything later is booked.
Me: Uh, well *thinking about the timing and pausing for 1/2 second*
Bonne Soiree: 6:15 is quite early and dinner will be 2 hours, can you make it that early?
Me: uh, well, I thin-
Bonne Soiree: I think it is too early and you should choose another night.
Me: *stunned* Uh, okay.
Bonne Soiree: Goodbye.

If I had been prepared for that response and had my wits about me, I think I would have mentioned that in fact, I could make the time slot available, but I was so disappointed and surprised by the conversation that I was stunned into silence. Anyone have any idea if that is the atmosphere the owners are fostering, or did I just get a call from a rude hostess?

Anne in NC

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