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Shabby treatment in Astoria

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Shabby treatment in Astoria

jg1021 | Jun 30, 2006 05:15 PM

The backstory: Coming from Long Island, meeting friend from Brooklyn, make reservation for Thursday 7PM at Li'l Bistro 33 where we have had a number of good dinners. Restaurant confirms reservation.
The shabby treatment: Last night, at 6PM, as my wife and I are driving to the restaurant, I get a call on my cell phone from Gary (who I believe is the chef/owner of Li'l Bistro 33). He tells me that they have "decided to close for vacation, so please don't come tonight". When I question his timing, he admits that they knew about this as early as Thursday morning, but did not call until 6PM.
So we are already en route, my friend is on the subway from Brooklyn, we have no dinner reservations, and Gary says that he feels that he has given us ample notice!
Needless to say, we will never return to Li'l Bistro 33. Just wanted to share this tale of incredibly unfair and inconsiderate behavior on the part of this restaurant towards its customers.

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