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Memorable lunch at Elios

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Memorable lunch at Elios

J. Jeffrey | Aug 27, 2005 02:49 PM

We tried two restaurants this week. The first Restaurant Sorrell at St. Marks and Carlton was an overall pleasant experience. I have special dietary restrictions. The chef accommodated my request with creativity without sacrificing a pleasing taste. The service was good. Our second stop was lunch at Elio on Sixth Avenue at Flatbush. An inexperienced waitress provided the following service: I ordered decaf ice tea and was served regular tea, I ordered a chicken cutlet with no lettuce and tomato. It arrived with lettuce and tomato. I then changed my order to a well done hamburger which my husband ordered and was eating. I stressed it had to be well done with no additional add ons. It arrived on the roll and I took my first bite. It was not well done. This I returned. Our one friend ordered anchovies on her Ceasar salad. A ‘yes’ from the waitress turned into no anchovies. The other friend asked for a knife and this never happened. The crowning blow, which I cannot blame the waitress for, was a pigeon pooping on my head. I washed my hair immediately upon entering our house. As I ate my cheese sandwich my husband realized our friend had been over charged for his food. Our humor is still in tact and ready for another memorable eating exploration.

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