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Westville East -- What's the hype?

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Westville East -- What's the hype?

douglas525 | Aug 8, 2008 01:31 PM

I just ate and Westville East, and everything was fine. But that's it. It was...just...fine. Why are people spilling out the sides of this place? I got the steak sandwich, which was, again, basically fine. But it was pretty small, and I left, no lie, hungrier than when I went in. My wife's salmon sandwich was also, you guessed it, fine. But then, salmon is pretty hard to mess up (that's why it's on so many menus). Actually, I'll admit, the dressing on the salad was pretty good. But there was only one waitress, so service was a little slow. And fifteen minutes after we'd asked some sort of floor manager for our check, he chastised her for not reading his mind and knowing to bring it. But the kicker? When a bar drink spilled a little down the side of a glass, I watched him take a towel from the same pile used to clean the tables and wipe the glass clear up to the lip. I then watched that glass get delivered to a guest who drank from it, none the wiser. -- So again, what's the hype about? Am I missing something? There's nothing on the menu that anyone with a two-burner stove couldn't make at home. The food and prices are good, but not great. And given what I saw with the glass, I can't imagine ever eating there again.

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