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Red Pearl was a nightmare


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Red Pearl was a nightmare

globlamega | Mar 27, 2007 06:59 PM

Went there two Fridays ago for a friends B'day dinner. We were a party of 15, with a reservation made two weeks in advance and were given 2 banquette tables for four that were next to each other. We were literally dumped off at the table and after 3 or 4 min I had to go up to the host stand to ask the moron host, (who was too busy "chatting with the girls" he worked with than doing his job on a very busy night), to bring us additional chairs. We were also left to our own devices and had to extend the table leaves ourselves to make enough room. After at least 5 more mins, there were still no additional chairs brought to us, so I went up to an empty fourtop and began to bring the chairs over to our table myself. Suddenly, the host/hostess became uncharacteristically alert and ran across the dining room to reprimand me for taking the chairs and told me he was taking care of it. I said if we didn't get chairs in two mins that I was keeping them or we would leave. He huffed away and a minute or so later we were brought some hard, uncomfortable chairs that were different from all the chairs in the dining room.
The waiter was super nice but way too busy to serve us. Our first round of drinks took 25 mins, NO JOKE, so we immediately ordered a second round which still took 20 mins.
The food came out in drips and drabs, THAT WAS NOT HOW WE ORDERED IT and two entrees were completely forgotten yet were on the bill. Of course they removed the items and we cut our losses and skipped dessert. We moved to the bar/lounge, where the incompetent female bartender was as slow as possible, and had major attitude.

To sum it up, THIS PLACE SUCKED. It is a hangout for wanabees and posers, and people of no substance with an inept staff that would rather be at an audition. While the food was actually tasty, (gourmet chinese takeout and all) it was in no way good enough to have to endure the dining experience there. I give this place 1 year and they'll be out of business.

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