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Everest on Grand St. Paul, MN: mixed bag

Alice | May 15, 200404:14 PM

Went to Everest on Grand for the first time, and I had one of the most mixed bag, frustrating experiences at a restaurant ever. It's a Tibetan place not too far from Macalester, I had heard great things, and my husband has been there before for lunch buffet. Well, we ordered the fried dumplings, half order, Paul got the Tandoori chicken quarters, and I got the stir fried noodles, medium plus spicy. First they brought us a whole order of the dumplings after a long wait, and when I told her we had ordered a half order, she said "are you sure?" Now, why would I say it if I weren't sure? So they "comped" us the other 4 dumplings. Then the entrees: the quarters of chicken were all breast, and they brought me the soup. It was not our waitress who brought the food, so I just said I did not order that, and she brought it back. It had been quite a long wait by this time, so I went over to the front area, and the waitress gave me this dirty look and when I told her I had ordered the other noodle dish, she said something like "if you say so." On the plus side, the spicing was perfect, real medium plus spicy. But the experience was so darn unpleasant. Plus the waitress was wearing this heavy perfume, which I think should be verboten in a restaurant, at least for the wait staff: it interferes with the food.
Has anyone else had a similar experience at this place, or am I just difficult? I felt really baffled by the whole experience, the waitress would not give an inch and concede the possibility that she was wrong.

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