I walked in one night with a date after a few month hiatus. I noticed right away, things have changed, they had someone at the door taking names. They never had a host before, I know because I've been patronizing angel's share for over 8 years and I've come to know the staff quite well. Once I got seated, I looked for some familiar staff. Unfortunately, the staff are all new faces. They all look like they play in a japanese punk rock band because of their wild hair. The only reason I knew they were staff was because they were wearing the traditional Angel's share uniform. However, some of the staff had their ties loosened with a few shirt buttons left open,and their ties were not even straight. They looked very unprofessional. Since I was already here, might as well order a drink. This is where I noticed it was not the same. The servers and bartenders are slow, took almost 20 minutes for someone to take our order and then it took another 20 minutes or so to get our drinks. I was there for almost an hour before I got my first sip of alcohol... I know it was a busy night but it should not take this long. All this would be forgivable if the service was friendly. Well, that was not the case. No one ever came back to check on our table. The server never smiled and never even said a Thank You when he gave us the check. I had to explain to my date that this was not the same place that I used to adore. Is there anyone that can explain to me what happened to Angel's Share? What happened to the old staff? Is it under a new ownership that took over the business? Is it still even called Angel's Share because it definitely feels like a different bar?
Pros: still romantic and great location, drinks are still good
Cons: terrible new staff