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DineLA at Matteo's - Bait and Switch?


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DineLA at Matteo's - Bait and Switch?

Baron | Jan 27, 2013 08:01 AM

Matteo’s and I go way back. In their hey day they were a fine Italian restaurant with lots of celebs and buzz and great food. They fell into a time of decline but I heard that they had been restored. When I saw that they were on DineLa and featured a fillet with porcini (for me) and my wife loves swordfish, I made an early reservation for Saturday night. Upon arriving, I was pleased to see and feel that the old place had been restored to once again a beautiful, classy, quiet dining room.
Everything sparkling clean and new. We were promptly seated in a generous booth and ordered
our drinks. When I asked for the DineLa menu, I was told “that’s only during the week, not on Saturdays.” I did NOT see such an such exclusion on their website. Did I miss something? Seeany exclusions? do/restaurants/matteos-restaurant

It clearly says Restaurant Week (1/21/-2/1)....nothing excluding Saturdays.

I didn’t want to make an issue of it so we just ordered off the menu and I assumed that I had
missed something. It’s the kind of place I’d like to return to, but left a bad taste in my mouth.

Question to experienced and/or professional hounds: Do I have any recourse? Of course I could
have gotten up and left, but we had already valet parked, sat down and ordered drinks. I don’t
mind spending for a good dinner, but I don’t like the feeling of being “had.” What say you?

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