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should we have been comped?

queenseats | Nov 28, 2008 12:05 PM

I had an unfortunate dining experience last week. First, the waitress dumped a tray full of drinks all over our table, and completing covering my boyfriend's coat. She barely apologized. My finger also got cut in the process of scrambling out of the way of the flying glasses. Then, to add insult to injury, three of the four entrees arrived (mine missing, of course) and I was told that it would be "right out." Forty minutes later, my entree (actually more of an appetizer) arrived, after repeated attempts by my party and myself inquiring about it. Again, barely any acknowledgment by waitress. The only reason we stayed for food was because a member of my party "knew the owner" and vouched for the food. We had a few rounds of drinks, one of which the waitress said was on the house. When we asked for the check, everything was included, minus the one round of drinks. They did not even offer to reimburse my boyfriend to have his beer-covered coat dry cleaned. Because we were trying to be polite on account of the person who was friends with the owner, we didn't make a scene, though our impression of the place was reflected in the very meager tip. But the question remains, should we have been comped more? I think at least my entree should have been.

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