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An Urbanspoon Observation
After the Grind, a number of us decided to have dinner at Altitudes Bistro and let me tell you that I was NOT impressed.
It was fairly busy in the afternoon as it was a nice day out, a little windy but the sun was still out in full force when we got a seat. I was told that the wait to get seats was anywhere from 30-45 minutes, so it was a nice surprise to get a seat on the patio within about 20 minutes.
The hostesses were lovely and were very accommodating. Our server(s), on the other hand, were very disappointing for a high-end restaurant.
There were 6 of us who ordered - 5 with food, 5 with drinks. We sat down at around 8PM and didn't actually get our food until 9PM. I would understand if there was a big crowd there, or if we were a large party with complicated orders, but we ordered really simple items and we had to ask the server twice when our order would come out.
We also had multiple servers, all with a lackluster attitude. No one came to check on us and only one server asked us if we wanted a new round of drinks. We had asked to see if there were any extra blankets, to which our server didn't even check when she said no. About five minutes later, another server who was serving a different bank of tables had thoughtfully went to her tables with a huge stack of blankets, giving them out.
Jenny and I shared the nachos; it didn't have a lot of cheese, the grilled chicken tasted like sawdust and the chips were slightly stale.
And this part wasn't their fault, but it was pretty buggy out - but they had no measure of bug control (bug zapper, citronella, etc.). It definitely didn't add to the atmosphere to be swatting away flies and mosquitoes in between bites of food.
The restaurant had an amazing view. It was too bad the service didn't live up to the view.
Definitely not wasting any more of my hard-earned money on crappy service and food like that.