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Rendezvous - Central Square, Cambridge


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Rendezvous - Central Square, Cambridge

beetlebug | May 15, 2006 11:36 AM

4 of us ate at RV this past Saturday evening. Bottom line - delicious food, horrible service.

I started with the asparagus and dandlion salad. This had a nice flavor, but the green pieces were way too big. How hard is it to make lettuce bite sized? DCs had the squid and gnocchi, both were delicious.

Main course - I had the halibut which was scrumptious. I especially liked how they used seasonal veggies to accent the fish. With the halibut were fava beans, baby artichokes and ramps.

Dessert - meyer lemon pudding with huckleberry sauce. This was freaking unbelievably delicious. The pudding was light and airy, the huckleberries perfectly complemented the pudding. I was scraping my spoon acroos the plate to get every last drop. If I was at home, my finger would have gone across the plate.

Down side - the service.

The service was horrible. Absolutely atrocious. No one could keep straight who ordered up. I hate the whole auctioning of food. But, not only that, they would blindly guess wrong. Plus, the server kept
touching people.

And, the ginormous wine faux pas. Three people ordered three separate glasses of wine with the meal. 2 entrees came out. three empty glasses. wait awhile for the two other entrees. Still empty glasses. the entrees come out. Then the waitress comes out with two bottles. We were chatting and the waitress pours my friend a taste. I realized afterwards that the waitress neglected to show us the labels)She says ok. Pours me a taste. I ordered a rose. It looked red, but it tasted really good so i said ok (I mean, it could have been a darker rose). I drink a couple of sips. Then she pours the third person's glass (he was sitting across from me) and his wine came out pink. I said, oh, I think that's my glass. Her response? "oh, I thought it was strange that he ordered rose" (because he got the veal osso buco). She takes my glass and puts it in front of him. Then gave me his glass. This was after I had tasted and drank out of his glass! I couldn't believe it. I was flabbergasted I couldn't even say anything.

Then, for dessert, my friend got tea. She brings the tea out, pokes (yes, pokes) my friend in the arm and told her, you have to steep this for 6 minutes. The whole dinner she is patting two people in the arm, too much touching where it was noticable. And, the poke in the arm!

We thought about saying something but honestly, all four of us were dumbfounded. None of us had ever experienced anything like that in a restaurant!


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