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30 (!!!) Verbal Specials - You've Got to be Kidding!


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30 (!!!) Verbal Specials - You've Got to be Kidding!

torta basilica | May 9, 2005 04:41 PM

Had dinner Friday night at the highly recommended Omri & Boni in La Quinta, CA. Review on the California Board - we weren't all that impressed. However, menus came out on clipboards with 2 full pages of Xeroxed items. After we'd spent a great deal of time trying to decide what to order, waiter arrives & announces he has "30 additional specials, not on the menu,!" as if that's supposed to be good news. He proceeds to spout them off, obviously rushing through & we had to stop him several times to ask how a dish was done. Of course, no prices or more complete details. This really irritates me - why would a restaurant that obviously doesn't have expensively embossed menus add 30 more items to their already xeroxed menu? It's confusing, dishes came out much differently than expected & I wasn't going to make him stop & give me the price for each item we were interested in. This is my new beef - a few specials, great; a blackboard list, even better, but 30 verbally??? Drives me nuts.

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