8/27/08: I went to Juliana's for the first time today. It was approx. 11:50 when I arrived for lunch alone. I was the first patron in the restaurant for lunch. My waitress, I do not recall her name, greeted me very kindly & asked me where I would prefer to sit and suggested by the window. I took her suggestion and as I walked towards the window seats I asked which table. She said it was up to me, that I can choose and she would follow me. I thought this was pleasant and not at all offensive considering that I was the FIRST person there. She wanted me to be comfortable because I obviously was dining alone. After I was seated the waitress walked away with my drink order. Within sight & earshot I heard ""the owner"" rudely exlaim to the waitress that she should'nt have had me choose my own seat, that it was improper, he was in the business a long time & knew better. The waitress, obviously surprised, responded that she too was in the business a long time & dropped the subject. When she came to take my order she apologized for the scene, she had only been there a week. I told her it was not a problem but that I thought it was very unprofessional that the owner would make such a scene in front of a patron like he did. Especially for something so trivial. After she served my food to me & brought my check. I wrote a note to her telling her to be patient & good luck because if I were her I would've went to the kitchen & told him off for making a scene in front of a patron. As I was leaving she said goodbye to me & told me she had been fired. I handed her a great tip & the note as she left. Thankfully I paid the tip in cash. I will never return to Juliana's. I was later told this is how he treats all of his employees & why he is always short handed. NOTE TO THE OWNER: You are a pompous jacka$$ & I will tell all about the experience I had at your wanna-be upscale restaurant. You lost a potential steady customer because of your ignorance.
Cons: Owner is a jacka$$. Many better places to go to then to deal with that for the price!