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Jasmine Bistro in Brighton odd experience

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Jasmine Bistro in Brighton odd experience

Lucymax | Jul 31, 2008 11:19 AM

Some of our food was quite good -- I got beef stroganoff. I liked it even though I was surprised it was served with rice, not noodles. But the service was really nuts. The chef/owner (perhaps the owner, not sure) has a personality problem. We had one or two waiters, too, but someone who acted like he owned the place kept coming to our table, acting like the boss. We asked him for a list of wines. He was very evasive, and claimed there was no printed list. OK, what do you have by the glass? Again, evasive (I think he wanted to sell us a bottle). OK, what red wines do you have by the bottle? He leaves, and brings one red to our table, praising it. OK, how much? He says, $70.00. We say, we're not paying that, what do you have that is less? He immediately offers to sell the SAME bottle to us for something like $45.00. At this point, I was horrified to realize that he thought it would be fun to bargain and that we would never get a straight answer. We were there with our son and wanted to stay calm, and not go off in a huff. But we will never, never, never go back, despite the interesting menu. In fact, I would like to find out the name of every restaurant owned by the same owner, to make sure I never go there either.

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