So, following our visit to Al di La, we felt that the service left something to be desired (see post from Dec 1), my sister and I decided to head out to J Paulz for dinner.
It is difficult to compare the food between the two restaurants (one is Italian, one is tapas and sushi), so I will not attempt that. this is just a comment on service.
Upon arriving at J Paulz, we were seated promptly, and our waitress was there to take our drink order almost immediately. Being indecisive, we were not ready - not a problem, and the waitress gave us time to peruse the menu. In the end, we had a white wine from Spain (not up on my white wines, so I don't know what it was, but an excellent choice!). We proceeded to order three dishes - one sushi roll and two of the tapas dishes. The food came out in a timely fashion, in direct contrast with our dining experience at Al di La. Yes, we know there is a difference in preparation styles between the two restaurants, however, we were impressed with the time of delivery.
The icing on the cake - when the waitress brought the bill, she stated "No hurry, ladies." How nice to know that we can still go to dinner and not be asked to leave as soon as the bill is paid. I'd like to thank J Paulz for an enjoyable Monday night dinner, and for giving us respectful and friendly service.
As an aside, the food was very good - we had a Red Dragon roll, hummus with pita triangles, and shrimp flatbread - all tasty, served at the right temperature, and large enough portions to share. great atmosphere - would be fun for a crowd!