Tuesday May 22 around 2PM my 4 year old daughter and I decided to try the Farmer's Market Moose Cafe for lunch. The decor is nice although I would have not chosen the yellow for the walls. They do have a small shop where they sell overpriced clothing and such advertising the Moose Cafe.
There was only 1 other party in the restaurant when we were seated. They finished their meal and left shortly after we were seated.
We decided what we wanted and placed our order.
The music from the area the dishwashers were in was so loud that I could hear it in the dining area where we were seated. Had we been in a Mexican restaurant, the music would have been ok, but I really was not interested in listening to the local Hispanic radio station.
Our waitress brought out our drinks. They were served in glass pint mason jars. A glass mason jar without a lid for a child?????? My daughter usually does well with drinks so I did not make a big deal over the lack of an unbreakable cup with a lid for a child. Two other parties arrived and were seated. Our food came out. My daughter's chicken strips were made from breast meat and were a little, ok, allot dry for me. The rest of the food was good. I had drank all my water and my daughter was needing more pink lemonade, or lemlade as she calls it so I moved both glasses to the edge of the table. A person was seated directly behind us. The waitress passed by us SEVERAL times, she went to take the person behind us' order. She then walked right past us again, ignoring the empty glasses. Both my daughter as well as myself tried unsuccessfully verbally and motioning to her to get her to stop to refill our drinks. I even mentioned loudly while she was at the table directly behind me (we were seated in a booth) that her tip was drastically reducing the longer we were without drink refills.
One of the other staff members made a fairly loud announcement to the rest of the staff that they needed to remove personal belongings from a cabinet because something very unpleasant, rotten, and possibly dead was found under there and it was stinking. OK THEN!
People that were seated AFTER us got drink refills, boxes to carry home what they did not finish eating, and left. We were still trying to get our drinks refilled! One less than a pint of drink (too much ice was in the glasses) for a meal on a very HOT day is just not enough.
The waitress passed by several more times. She then paused to lay the bill on the table! I FINALLY got her attention long enough to get a refill on our beverages! I also ordered the special from the chalk board at the entrance for dessert, peach cobbler with ice cream. YUM! She refilled our drinks. About 3 MINUTES later she returned to tell me that they did not have peach cobbler that day but did have strawberry. Strawberry is fine.
The cobbler arrived at our table, it was good. I had the cobbler and my daughter had the ice cream.
Being that the wait staff was standing around and chatting amongst themselves rather than paying attention to their customers I did NOT leave any kind of a tip.
I paid for our food and decided we *may* try them for breakfast or dinner once more but if things have not changed we will NEVER go back. While we were paying the cashier asked how the food was to which I responded the food was ok the service was lacking severely though. Nothing else was said.