Once is a fluke, but twice is a trend.
Ive been to the Frog and the Peach in New Brunswick twice in the last month. Each time the waiter, who I think was the same person tried to upsell us hard on beverages. Tonight in particular we were with our kids for an early dinner (6pm) and pointed out moderate bottles of wine as possibiities (45-55 range) only to have the waiter make three different selection suggestions in the $100 range. His behavior was clear given the repeat suggesions that were not being met by my dining companion.
This was the second time of such conduct. Several weeks ago we were there to celebrate a significant birthday. The waiter knew it and when the desert course was served made several suggestions, without promting to have a round of shots to celebrate. Then too it was clear he was pushing booze. Since we had already had a full meal with a bottle plus three single glasses for four, his behavior was overbearing.
Tonight we made a comment to the management which did not acknowledge our concern though we were not looking to have anything done but recognize our displeasure. I was not happy. I will be reluctant to return despite the fact that we have patronized the place regularly over the past 20 years
And as you see, I am not stanting quietly.
The Frog and the Peach
29 Dennis St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901