I've been going to Rimsky's for 8 years. In high school, it was a fun place to go- relatively cheap desserts, a rotating, seasonal menu and a unique atmosphere. As we got older though, we grew up and be began noticing rising prices, worse and worse service, how dirty it always was, warm tap water, and the food on the seasonal menu is somehow always out so you can't even order it.\r
We tolerated all these negatives, to occasionally go there for the mocha fudge cake, until a final straw ended it- none of us will ever go back.\r
We showed up an hour before closing, and were told we were there late. One other group were the only other customers. It took twenty minutes for the waitress to take our order, and then twenty minutes to get our desserts. Mine was red velvet cake, that was crunchy and obviously old and not stored properly. \r
We waited for the waitress to leave a check- and she never came back. We left the cash on the table, without a tip, and left. \r
After driving home, I realized I'd left my cell phone there. They were still open, so I called to see if I'd be able to come back to get it. The waitress answered, and threatened to throw my cell phone in the garbage, because I hadn't left a tip for her ""terrific service."" She told me the next time I went to a restaurant, I should consider not being such a b*tch, or I should not be forgetful. I went to the restaurant, and a different woman gave me my cell phone- I told her what had happened, and she shrugged and shut the door.\r
Although Rimsky's was a decent place to go in high school, for people looking for something besides some of the worst service in Portland, I would not recommend Rimsky's at all. Try Papa Haydn instead- the prices are higher, but it's clean, friendly, and worth it.
Pros: Good coffee, desserts are almost always great, good menu
Cons: horrible service, dirty, warm water, crowded