Bostonian Chowhound visting Orlando looking for a great steak house and trying to stay away from the chains. After Samba Room (for a great drink and delicious appetizers) we decided to walk next door to Timpano Chophouse.....BIG MISTAKE!!!!!
Where do I begin. We were seated and ordered a bottle of wine - nothing unusual, but soon after I realized that the waitress came over about every 3 minutes asking if we were ready to order. Typically at a "nice restaurant" I like to take my time, enjoy a drink and browse the menu. Finally we ordered our steaks, a salad and a side dish. Two minutes later our salad and onion rings appeared on our table. I questioned the waitress about the O-rings coming out before I meal. She told me "that's how we do it here", so I left it alone. So....about 30 minutes later, our meals had still not come out, our onion rings were cold and our waitress hadn't come by in a very long time (as opposed to her asking us constantly if we were ready to order), so I decided to contact the restaurant manager.
The restaurant manager was the ONLY positive aspect of the entire evening. I couldn't even begin to tell you how bad our experience was - trust me, I'm only mentioning a small portion of the negative experience we had.
In the end my husband's veal chop came out and my NY strip. I cut into mine and he cut into his....COMPLETELY RAW (one was ordered Medium and the other Medium Rare)! I got up, found the restaurant manager and told him I wanted to pay for my bottle of wine and be on our way.! Again, he was very accommodating and the only pleasant experience.
P.S. When my husband used the restroom there were no paper towels near the sink....aren't we suppossed to encourage people to wash their hands?????
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