Last weekend, I had reservations for 3 at 8pm at Rosa Mexicano. It was a Sunday night before Presidents' Day. The restaurant was not full. We arrived early (7:35) and asked if we could be seated fully prepared to grab some drinks in the bar to wait if a table wasn't ready. With the restaurant not full, though, the hostess had major attitude and told us we had to wait. Even though I showed her reservations available at 7:45 on open table (and we had ordered a ($30+) round of drinks). She said she would only honor the 8 o'clock reservation and that people have been waiting 37 minutes for a table (odd amount.....which is why I remember). The sparse crowd was definitely diverse. All ages from high chairs to canes, so I don't think her bias rant to age or appearance, at least I hope not. We were presentable 30 somethings. I was nice, my friends were nice, she was just rude. on our way out at 7:50, she graciously decided to seat us. We left and spent 200+ at legal Harborside. We didn't spend thousands, but it's not like we were going for the free chips and salsa....It seems like she was just on a power trip. I haven't contacted the restaurant yet. Am not sure I will. Or if I should..... what would you do? I also asked if there was anyone else I could speak to, and she said she was it.
I also have to say the service and food at harborside couldn't have been better, and I'm not a huuuuge legal fan. But we had ocean front seats and a very nice waiter. the oysters were delicious.