My husband and I love cajun food so I was very excited to try Stan's Place on Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn.
It was the day of the Atlantic Ave. street festival so the restaurant was busy, but not slammed.
We were seated, but no one came to wipe off our clearly dirty table(crumbs, used napkins, etc)
After waiting 5 minutes we flagged someone down to give us a menu.
After 10 minutes we flagged someone down to take our order. We were then told that they were out of a number of items(basically half the menu)
We ordered our food and drinks. My coke came in a bottle and no glass or ice was brought. Good luck in trying to get a glass.
We waited and waited and waited. I noticed other patrons starting to get antsy as well. One table ordered a burger and were told 20 minutes later(after they had placed their order) that the restaurant was out of burgers.
After 30 minutes and still no food I was famished so my husband and I decided to cut our losses and try our luck with street food. I told our server and Stan(the owner) we were leaving a why. Stan was apologetic, but kept making excuses for the lousy service. He also told me he was closing down the kitchen. I would have liked that information 30 minutes prior.
My questions to Stan were:
Why were you outside banging on drums and drumming up business(no pun intended)?
Why did the servers keep seating people after the kitchen had closed?
My favorite excuse that Stan gave me was that hed had to shut down the kitchen to "save" his staff for another day! However, this was Sunday and the restaurant is closed on Monday.
Further more I would think that on the day of a popular street festival he would have planned better and perhaps "saved" his staff for the street festival.
I will be surprised if this restaurant is around much longer.
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