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Michelle Bernstein's Palm Beach: Amateur Hour


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Michelle Bernstein's Palm Beach: Amateur Hour

mla19 | Jul 22, 2011 08:00 PM

After having a pretty good meal at Michy's last year and reading some very positive reviews of MB on Chow, we were anxious to try Michelle Bernstein at the Omphony during our quick trip to Palm Beach. YIKES. It was awful on all accounts. The atmosphere was soulless, like a SoBe wannabe knockoff (and there was no bathroom on the restaurant level). The service was a joke. Bread service via an awkward busboy occurred within seconds of our sitting down. Our waiter was pushy and kept cracking dumb jokes. Totally unprofessional for a place trying to be high end. Worst of all, the food. A short rib entree was nearly inedible - dry, tasteless and tough. Equally dry was the polenta it sat on. The fried chicken was fine but was served with a biscuit so hard and stale, it could've been used as a hockey puck. The dressing on our butter lettuce salad was watery and bland and tasted nothing like jalapeño as advertised. After our so-so apps and awful entrees, we had no interest in dessert. While my husband was in the bathroom, I asked our waiter for the check. He came back about 15 minutes later not with our check but to ask my husband if HE wanted dessert! As if I would've asked for the check without first ensuring we were both ready for it. From there, it then took our waiter another good 10 minutes to bring the check. Total disaster, especially considering the price ($34 for that mess of a short rib dish!)

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