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Vin..........a surreal experience


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Vin..........a surreal experience

Emalekween | Jun 5, 2006 04:40 PM

Went to Vin Saturday night, although it hadn't been open long, thought we might have a couple of interesting glasses of wine and something different to eat. WRONG! Our evening began by us staring at one of twelve flatscreen TV sets all bearing the restaurant and chef's name. EGO? After being handed the wine list, we were greatly disappointed by the mediocre and commercial choices. We noticed Dynamite Cabernet listed on the 'per glass' menu at $15 which typically lists for $22 per bottle in your neighborhood wine store. We arrived early and ordered our meal selections. While waiting for our dinners, we had the audacity to ask for some crackers or bread and were given four crackers, one for each of us. Two meals showed up about forty minutes later, we're still waiting for the other two! After waiting nearly an hour for our dinners, we were told by our server the second two dinners couldn't be located in the kitchen. When the maitre d' was asked to expedite the orders, he meekly replied they were 'in the works' but he couldn't give us any time frame as when we should expect them. He never went anywhere near the kitchen to check, but kept looking at his computer screen. We came to the conclusion that there's an arrogant and tyrant of a chef in the kitchen who is not willing to discuss these matters with his lowly staff.
I would like to think these were 'opening jitters', however, having a complete disrespect for your customers happiness is not something that can be remedied in a few weeks or months of business.

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