Ate there on Friday, July 1, 2011. We were a large party of approximately 40. My wife and I paid our bill in cash and received change. We were also two of the last 8 people to leave. After we left, they approached one of the remaining members of our party and told her that we did not pay, she then paid my bill - twice!
The next day I spoke with the manager and operating partner DJ who was very helpful and offered to credit the person that paid our bill the second time.
Here is what we think happened. Bill was $44.85 and admittedly we didn't pay attention to the exact total. We gave $60 (in 20s) and received $15.25 back, a ten, five ones, and a quarter. The waitress took our money, made change out of her tips and returned the change to us. We stuck around talking to some of the remaining people and at this point everyone had paid their bills. The waitress waited until we left and then approached the remaining people saying that we had not paid our bill. Putting her on the hook for paying, while the waitress pocketed the extra cash. Again, this is just a theory. However, going to a restaurant with 40 people, many of whom know who you are seems like a stupid place to pull ""dine and dash"" and it seems even stupider that a waitress would pull this kind of crap.
I really rate this a 2.5 stars. The food is good, the atmosphere is nice. Given this type of behavior I can't justify a higher rating. I'm only giving it 2.5 because the manager, DJ, was exceptional to deal with. I just hope he gets his staff worked out. If you go to this restaurant, watch out for a short, dark haired waitress with heavy eye make-up. Who knows, maybe in this economy it's happening more often than not. Getting this experience out there because people need to know about this behavior and hopefully watch out for it.