met up with some friends and we decided to grab dinner at les zyg.
we sat bistro side so we could chat and catch up. our waiter came over and had the manner of a train conductor- in the annoying loud way when they talk AT you and quickly leave
when he came back to order one DC asked to talk to the somm Geoffrey. we have always liked his manner and wine selections. the waiter looked liked we had boiled his slippers. and then, it seemed, he was done with us for the evening.
more bread was asked for twice, no more replacement bread until the dinner courses were served. this wouldnt have been bad if there wasnt the twenty minute gap between clearing salads and entree arrival. and we ask three people. the salads were passable. we all had the beet with goat cheese. one DC got the prix fixe and as a result got the crumbles of goat instead of a slice like we had-it might be bistro style but it was pretty glaring when we looked at them all together.
I had an empty glass of water and i was eating ice chips (very thirsty after vinegary salad) and wound up drinking my DC's and then eating their ice chips, everytime i tried to flag down a pitcher i became invisible.
entrees: mine was rabbit; over salted but the texture of the rabbit was fine. the rice was um how can i even describe...like minute rice. seriously the grains were splitting all over the place and it had clearly been left to soak...for a long time. i cant believe i paid 27 dollars for this-all while eating ice chips-oh i did finally get up and go to the bar where 4 waitstaff were chatting and asked our waiter for water. this was just embarrasing-i didnt want to but he filled the next table without even glancing over or asking how everything was. however all the waitstaff did have quite a conference going on at the bar, the waiter seemed more upset that he had to actually wait on our table for the rest of the night- yay service!
DC had prix fixe hanger-very tough and not pleasurable to eat-ug strike two
other DC had lamb shank - passable but honestly a little too salted -is the entire kitchen staff smoking menthols without filters!!????? what happened to their palettes?
our entrees were cleared and waiter gave a ramekin of chocolate discs-the kind used for melting choc-it was a nice gesture but ug he actually was giving us the eye after this
another waitress came over and took our wine bottle and tried to clear our glasses-we had to ask her to stop-there was still a full glass of wine left - GO TEAM! she then seemed to glare from the conference at the bar. hmmm when you expect friendlyness-you may get the opposite...ok
dessert- had cassis sorbet - to much lemon. creme brulee- i liked it one DC thought it not rich enough. i like it for its not to cloying taste. i must admit it was very milky and not creamy or rich. but at this point we were asking ourselves "could this have come from a mix?"
the atmosphere is still nice but i would only go back to talk to geoffrey and order some nice wines off his list.
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