We sat at the bar, ordered a bottle of Barolo, the bartender brought a bottle of Brunello, and immediately dropped the check. We had to ask for the bottle we ordered, ask for menus, ask for specials, ask to place our order and ask for bread. We ordered a couple of appitizers; one was a stuffed calimari special ($20) that was totally overcooked and terrible. Before we were finished eating the bartender again dropped our check.
In my opinion people who chose to sit at the bar deserve the same degree of service as those at a table.