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Symphony #8 - the finale


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Symphony #8 - the finale

peregrine | | Feb 12, 2010 01:30 PM

After giving this place a while to shake down, the two of us decided we'd go back and try the pub menu on Thursday and order some burgers.

We will not return. Why not? Let me count the ways.

The Mr. wanted a beer. A sign outside the door advertised Czechvar, which he wanted to try. After a long wait, the waitress came back and said there wasn't any. OK. Look at the list again. Two kinds of Quimay. What's the difference? Another long wait, an answer, and the order was placed.

We ordered our burgers. Time passed.

All around us, orders were being delivered to the wrong tables, by servers who were different from the people who had taken the orders. When the orders did get to the correct table, the servers had no idea who was supposed to get what.
This held true for us as well. At least the burgers were cooked medium as we had requested. Mr.P had ordered the Cayjun, and said he tasted no spice. I ordered the Mamacita, hold the cheese. There was perhaps a scant teaspoon of salsa next to the slice of avocado.

Meanwhile, the famous beer had not arrived, so Mr.P asked after it, and eventually it came. It was good.

So we ate our burgers and asked for the bill, which also took its time arriving. Mr.P noticed that he had been charged $10 for his beer, rather than the $7 printed on the menu. Another go-round, I'll spare you the details. Three bucks off bill, with the explanation that the price had been "corrected" in the computer but not yet on the menu.

So we paid up, departed, and will not go back.

p.s. This restaurant is behind Symphony Hall. (I complained a while ago that someone hadn't given a location, so I'll try not to commit the same sin myself.)

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