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Wrong-headed online food reviews that crack you up


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Wrong-headed online food reviews that crack you up

kukubura | Jan 6, 2013 12:16 PM

I'm reading the "terrible" reviews of restaurants that I love just for a laugh (like people who go to a well-known fine dining restaurant and are turned away at the door for wearing shorts and then give it a 1 star review, including for the food they never ate) but this one is particularly crazy:

"Made a reservation at Commander's to take my wife out for her birthday. We arrived on time last Friday, on 7/24, and were given a nice table upstairs overlooking the garden. We ordered and received our cocktails in timely fashion and the drinks were great. We then ordered our meal and said we would like wine later after the cocktails. Took a long time for the salad to arrive. After finishing the salads, which were OK and nothing special, we waited 35 minutes with no entree, no wine list, wine glasses removed from our table, water glasses with no ice, and no servers came to our table during this time. OK, what am I missing here? Why is this place crowded? We heard this was very nice restaurant but we didn't see anything special. We noticed that our serving team of 3 appeared to be over worked with too many tables. I asked one of two men in suits, assumed they were the floor managers, about the lack of service and inordinate time delays and he didn't seem to care. So with that attitude we both decided to walk out: something that we have never done in 38 yrs of marriage. Another manager stationed at the front desk stopped us (assume he got a call from upstairs) and in a very stern tone said our food had just arrived. No apologies from anyone. Of the 6 restaurants that we visited, during another great trip to NO, this one had the worst service. Can't say anything about the food for we left after the salad course. "

Am I reading this correctly? These people waited 35 minutes between courses and then just got up and walked out??? Who does that???

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