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Weird experience at Ici


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Weird experience at Ici

tempehtempeh | | Mar 5, 2007 09:45 AM

I finally made my way to Ici on DeKalb for brunch after having heard almost all good things, but was not at all impressed. The food was pretty mediocre: the poached eggs were so runny that the watery whites diluted the underlying truffle-sauced grits, and the coffee was the run-of-the-mill feeble NYC brew that bums out west-coasters like me. The service was strange, too: although it wasn't terribly busy, the beverages took a long time to come after the hostess took our drink orders; we asked for and got a refill on bread, but we didn't get more butter; and every dish and cup was scooped up as soon as it was empty, which was certainly due to a shortage of dishes (we tried to refuse a chipped coffee cup but they told us they didn't have a substitute) but was pretty disconcerting. They even grabbed up the $10 "tip" sitting in the middle of the table after we paid the check, even as we were still debating whether we should leave less. Has anyone had this kind of experience?

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