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Park Ridge Diner, ever been?


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Park Ridge Diner, ever been?

doxy216 | | Feb 22, 2011 07:32 AM

This past Sunday We had the chance to go to the PArkRidge Diner in PArkRidge. Our favorite is Matthews in Waldwick, we live in Saddle River and have been going there for years. Matthews is always rated #1 diner, but ParkRidge is always runner up, so we gave it a try. The food was OK diner fare, but I really have to comment on the waitress we had. She seemed very overwhelmed to begin with and was rushing all over, disappearing in the kitchen only to return much later. even the tables next tous, who were done eating, couldnt leave because she kept disappearing. But that is not the issue here. After several attempts to get our tiny tiny table cleared, so I could finish my breakfast, she came over and I said, the service is not so good, I cannot even get a bus boy or you to clean this table, so we can continue with our food. You have to picture this, the table is tiny tiny with 2 omelletee dishes a bacon dish, a muffin dish, pancakes, syrup, milk creamer, coffee and tea. As we finished the dirty plates kept stacking up , no one checked. I also let her know the omlette, onion, cheese and tomatoe, was 90 % onions, I mean almost all onions. At this point she starts screaming at me in front of all the patrons. My comments were barely audible, she just kept screaming. I got so nervous, I asked her to go away. I called the manager over and explained what had just happened, personally, I really dont know what happened, because she turned into this raging shrew. he apologized and was going into the kitchen( where else would she have been) I asked him not to make a scene, give us the check and we would go. She comes out of the kitchen and is still screaming at me check in hand. I was so embarressed, I just was walking away, and she kept going. The manager nowhere in sight. I paid my 23.22 and got out so fast, I was shaking. I have never been verbally humiliated by anyone like this. I will never enter those doors again. In all the years of going to Matthews, Spiro the owner, who is there all the time, has never employed anyone who would berate a customer like that. Trust me I have watched some customers drive waitstaffs crazy, but nver saw one explode like this lady. Maybe she needs to try a new occupation. Ill stick to Matthews, if it aint broke, dont fix it!

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