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La Poubelle in Los Feliz

Ross E | Apr 9, 200512:36 PM

Ventured up to Los Feliz last night to experience La Poubelle (5900 block of Franklin), and I have to say that it was perhaps the worst dining experience I have had in LA. I had been warned that it is something of a night spot and to arrive early for the best bet for dinner, which we did. Nonetheless, we waited nearly an hour for our food to arrive, the waitress was nearly non-existent, we never received bread for the table. You get the point. But the capper on the meal was that when my coq au vin arrived it was bone cold. I can understand getting swamped and the kitchen getting backed up. But to wait that long and have chilly mushrooms was absolutely unacceptable. To make matters worse, even though the coq was stricken from the bill and our drinks comped, the waitress was less than 100% apologetic. In that case, I really do expect some extreme butt-kissing. All we got was a "wow, I'm sorry. Yeah, this place gets CRAZY! I have been telling my tables now that things are backed up." Great news! Too bad you didn't tell us, and that still doesn't make up for my situation. All in all, I cannot remember a worse dining experience in recent memory. Once again, I know that it was a Friday night, but we were there well before they got truly slammed, and when they did, it was bar business, not kitchen business. BOO!

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