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Slocum House in Fair Oaks (Sacramento area) means slow coming food

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Slocum House in Fair Oaks (Sacramento area) means slow coming food

sushidog | Sep 18, 2006 04:03 PM

Maybe it was bad night or their kitchen staff was understaffed, or their server wasn't fully trained, but my friend and I just had a terrible dining experience at Slowcome House.

To make a long story short, one hour and ten minutes after we were seated, we were just being served our soup and salad course, after we had already expresed our dissatisfaction at the very slow service and indicated our intent to leave. Before that, we had to ask about our starter course (after about 50 minutes), And earlier than that, we had asked for sparkling water and got tap. We were served hard bread, without butter, and had to ask for that. And the bread plates were cleared even before we were served our soup and salad. After getting the starter course and waiting some more for the soup and salad, we decided enough was enough and asked for our check. They then quickly came out with soup and salad, and the manager came over and apologized, and did not offer any comps for the inconvenience and ruined evening. And the food?
The shrimp bisque was way too peppery (too much cayenne?) and my friend didn't even touch the salad. The crab cakes, though, were very good, with nice firm lumps of crab meat without the overuse of bread crumbs as a filler.

Still, a ruined evening and a ruined reputation.

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