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Scampo (corrected from Spago)

merry18 | May 18, 200807:58 PM

I was very excited to try the restaurant in the LIberty Hotel for my birthday.....the frst drink at the Alibi Bar was great...really cool bar..dark and great music......then came dinner at Spago...the waiter was fantastic...nice and knowledgeable about the menu...the garlic bread that we ordered was burnt...I had to send it back to get new bread and in the meantime, enjoyed my wine while smelling other burnt bread wafting across the beautiful restaurant.....not great. The homemade mozarella that we ordered with prosiutto yielded only two pieces of cheese with about 10 slices of meat....wasn't the cheese the main attraction? One of the managers was hustling entrees back and forth from the kitchen to help the waitstaff that obviosly couldn't handle the Sunday night "crowd" themselves....the only problem was....he stuck out like a sore thumb wearing less than street clothes....couldn't Lydia Shire tell him to wear a suit? Maybe she pulled him off the street after the Celtics game let out to help with service? Strange....I was wondering why I took so long to decide on my outfit when the manager doesn't even care what he looks like....

Move to dinner...my cod was so salty that I had to ask for another bottle of still water to wash it down..and my husband almost sent his "black pig" chop back because he noticed that it was still "oinking" until we were told by another member of the waitstaff that the pig "eats better than we do and that it was ok to eat it like that"..ah, ok, whatever you say.

I think if I go back to the Liberty hotel, I'd have a light pizza and salad outdoors after the weather gets nice to avoid the smell of burning bread...the restaurant isn't all I was expecting....too bad for the amount of money we just dropped on my birthday.

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