came before with a friend, and thought that despite the slightly elevated prices for comfort food, the environment was nice and the waiters were nice. So, on Wednesday night, after a long day on the Eastside, my boyfriend and I decided to go there to dine. I parked in the back parking lot, and after 15 minutes, our waitress told us that someone had smashed the back passenger window of the car.
Unfortunately, the perp took my boyfriend's backpack, which had over $2,000 worth of electronics. I think we all know that s%&* happens in life, and it's not the end of the world.
But the reason I'm giving the restaurant one star, and also why I won't be returning, is because, given our great losses that night, I would have liked more than sympathetic looks and condolences from the staff. Honestly, it was kind of tacky that they didn't even attempt to give us a discount or comp our meal. I've worked in a nice restaurant before and have seen people get comped for much less.
Obviously we still would have left a huge tip for the waitress, but given that we lost a couple thousand dollars that night, it would have been the human thing to do to at least not charge us in full.
Tacky, tacky, tacky service. People need to realize that you're not just going to a restaurant to satiate hunger. There's human contact involved in the dining experience, and if earning $50 is worth more than a compassionate, kind gesture, then, this is one restaurant I do not care to patronage. And I'd advise you not to either if you share my sentiments.
No amount of comfort food is worth genuine human comfort.