I organize a new to town group that welcomes new faces to the Nashville area and I took a group of about 10 to 12 of us here one time.-bad idea, bad, bad, bad idea, they yelled at us not once but twice just for pushing some tables together outside! They made a huge deal out of nothing and treated us like we were the scum of the earth. The server and also the owner (who I actually thought at the time was a busser) each separately came up to the table to yell at us and the owner actually told us he was ""livid!"" wow, really??! i can see yelling at us if we were being obnoxious or disrupting other patrons, but all we did was push 2 tables together!!
Not only that, but we never once had a thanks for coming in from the waiter or a ""hey how's everything tasting?"" nothing. in fact, after we ate, a couple of us were sitting and chatting and deciding whether or not we were going to do next door to bongo java for some coffee or having some at PM. Well, they cleared EVERYTHING from the table, yes even sugar caddies and salt and pepper and our server told us ""we needed to go!!"" I WILL NEVER SPEND MY MONEY IN THIS ESTABLISHMENT EVER AGAIN AND URGE YOU NOT TO AS WELL!! Granted, it was the first nice day out in awhile, so the outdoor patio was the place to be. However, how about a ""thank you all for coming in, we really appreciate your business, however we really need this table for another party. You are welcome to enjoy some drinks inside at the bar, but we really this table."" That would have been wayyyy more professional and cordial.
If I had not had some new to town people in my group, I most definitely would have said something at the moment. In fact, I wouldn't have stayed once they told us they were ""livid"" with us for pushing some tables together, i would said, hey guys, let's go somewhere else, obviously this restaurant is telling us they do not want our business. There are way too many restaurants/good sushi places to be treating people like that! So disappointing too because I really like some of their sushi rolls. I did complain to the manager the following week, he agreed that the owner is extremely rude and actually told me he gets embarrassed by him, but all he suggested was us to come back and get a free meal...yeah so u can spit in our food? uh no thanks.