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Oleana - good food, bad service and overpriced wines


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Oleana - good food, bad service and overpriced wines

Wine Guy | Apr 26, 2002 08:18 AM

While I like the food at Oleana the bad service and wine prices will cause me to think hard about returning to this place (I have been there 5 times since they opened).

The woman doing the seating acts as if she is doing you a big favor to seat you and if a smile ever crossed her face I would be shocked. This is a restaurant not a military base after all!

We sat at a table in the bar area of the restaurant and was waited on by the most inept bartender/waiter I have ever seen. He knew very little about the food, even less about the wine. He couldn't fill the drink orders because he "forgot" and messed up our check in a way that was hard to fathom.

The wine prices are very high. A half bottle of 1998 Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape is $30 there. It can be purchased at Marty's for $13-$16. Full bottle prices are also very high for what they are, with very mediocre Rhones and the like for $50+.

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