This is the nicest way that I can explain this restaurant. Anytime the hostess treats you like she doesn't want you there...LEAVE!, the people suck! The hostess, Margo, absolutely fake, phony and full of it. We arrived and she told us that there were no seats for the evening and we could sit at the bar, but there was a family of 5 waiting for seating. When 3 men in a party are seated and the mother and daughter stand around the bar chairs...LEAVE, the people suck. \r
So I called American Express Concierge, they immediately found a reservation available within 30 minutes. They called the restaurant and confirmed our reservation. Margo finally seated the rude family and we had wine and appetizers at the bar. Shoulda stayed at the bar because the bartender was the only person who acted like he was at work making money for a service. Why? Because the people sucked. \r
At the time for our reservation, I went to the front and informed Margo that we were there for our reservation. She smiled and blew me off, politely. 15 minutes later, my boyfriend informed her that she needed to get a seat immediately and she recounted her instructions about the bar. He informed her that our reservation was confirmed so find a seat. In less than 60 seconds flat, we were seated at a rickety table, oh distressed, this is the Design District, so raggedy is hip. We sat less than arm's length from a nosey couple that obviously liked our conversation more than theirs. \r
Our waiter was a mess,but the food was good. The cobia fish was light and the short ribs were tender. Time for dessert, our waiter returns, slams down the dessert menu in front of us both without introduction or presentation. Is it obvious that he too sucked? We immediately asked fr the check, but wait, he had to bring the menu to the nosey couple and explain the dessert offering to them. So his service was intentionally bad to us because he clearly knew the best way to present a menu where people would want to stay. So while this is the new hot spot with great food, the servers and hostess feel entitled to size up their customers where they are bad for biz. I'm afraid that it won't last because the people simply...well you already know.