Went to Chiara Bistro last night. (3 people). Our res was for 6 pm but we arrived at 5:40. Service was good, food good. HOWEVER: WHile we were eating our entrees, the waitress tried to take away our plates before we were finished eating. Then, when we were served our desserts at about 7:20, five minutes later about three people in succession came to us to ask "can we take your plates." AT 7:32 (my husband looked at his watch)the "general manager"came over and asked. "Is everything allright here??" We said yes and he said " can I take your plates???
We were definitely not overstaying our reservation. The time lag between finishing our appetizers and being served our entrees was 20 minutes.
The restuarant was empty when we arrived and nearly empty until 7:15. WE thought the gm was very obnoxious and that they were overly anxious to turn our table. We won't be back. Too bad because it is a pretty room and the food was nice.
PS After I made my reservation I got two emails confirming and then a phone call. I think these poeple are uptight and overbearing.