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Rue St. Jacques: wtf?

Dual | | Jul 16, 2009 02:28 PM

Been meaning to post this for a while, forgive the delay.

I took my family there for dinner when visiting SF in April. Very, very good food, but:

(A) We were the only customers there the whole time. We left about 9:30.

(B) Service was idiosyncratic to downright weird. Among other things: the waiter had a very outsized personality, and favored my young-adult daughters to the point of completely ignoring me, like: never refilling my water or wine when he did everyone else's. Plus everything, for everyone was dashed onto the table like a hurricane. He'd refill water glasses en-masse: swoop the pitcher across the table. Really. Big puddles on the tablecloth.

In case it needs to be said, I am a well-behaved respectful diner and caused this waiter no reason to behave like this.

The food was great but the service was awful, and the fact that we were so alone said a lot.

Anyone have anything further to share on this place?