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Striped Bass T-Town-insulting!

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Striped Bass T-Town-insulting!

ChefDell | Apr 30, 2009 07:08 AM

I was meeting friends in Tarrytown last night and were looking for a place to dine. Someone suggested Striped Bass so I went online, checked out the menu and saw that they had a $25.00 prix fixe dinner and the choices were ok enough for us to choose. With the economy being what it is, finding a good deal for dining out is a big plus. We walk into the restaurant and were standing there waiting to be seated. Finally the waiter sat us. Looked like there was only 1 waiter and 3 tables were filled. Another 7mins go by before he comes back to take a drink order. At that point we were only given the regular menu so we asked for the prix fixe menu. He stated that they stopped the menu 2 weeks ago. I said that it was still on the website. He got the manager. A young woman wearing camoflage shorts and sneakers witha lot of disheveled hair came to our table and said "can I help you". Side note...the money wasn't the issue and we were willing to order off the regular menu, It was just the point that was the draw to get us in to a restaurant that we never tried before. We stated to her about the website she said "oh, yeah, we stopped that 2 weeks ago and just took it off the site today". My friend asked her if the could honor the special. She said no but we could "eat outside where it is cheaper". What an insult to us! Here we were, 3 well dressed women(not that this matters)but more than able to pay the price of dinner, being insulted to go outside where they sell hotdogs and burgers. We all looked at eachother and walked out. We went down the street to Sunset Cove and had a great meal(really great). Our bill for the 3 of us was $200 apps/entrees/drinks/coffee/dessert. So it was never really about the money. It's amazing to me that a place(striped bass) can charge the prices that they do, with cafeteria silverware, mismatched bread plates and an unprofessional staff and expect to bring in the people. I guess they do well just because of the location. Word of mouth is a powerful vehicle and I will pass along my bad experience as well as the great experience that I had at Sunset Cove.

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