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very bad experience at Cesar in Berkeley

Wendy Lai | Mar 6, 200412:10 AM

We had high hopes for this place after seeing positive reviews from this board. But it was not meant to be.
Arriving around 10:30 last night and was told we are the next to be seated. The place was full, but looked like a few tables were going to be vacated soon. The host told us to wait at the bar and to go ahead and order because the kitchen will close at 11. We did as he suggested. Then we started seeing other later coming people get seated before we do. We pointed this out to the host, but he just said they fit the table better (a party of seven vs. our four). We were passed over twice. The food came to the bar, we ate it while still waiting for our table. We didn't finally get seated until 11:30 and by then the kitchen was closed and we had all but finished most of our food. We will never go back to this place again.
How was the food? Cumin fried potatos were excellent. Everything else we ordered were okay, but not worth the terrible treatment.

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