My boyfriend and I have been to the Elbow Room many times. We have always enjoyed the great food and cozy atmosphere.
However a few weeks ago we went and were served at the bar by an extremely un kept and rude bartender. Her name is Balina -or maybe Valina? Hard to tell through her mumbling and disgusted look on her face. I asked her a few times to make a simple cosmo in which she seemed to have never heard of. I thought it was pretty simple and common. Apparently not.
She was very slow to make the drinks but very quick to drop the bill each time with anticipation of her tip.
I have never had such awful service. And the appearance of her stained clothes and messy hair was very unappetizing.
We decided this one awful experience wouldn't stop us from going to one of our favorite restaurants and enjoying wonderful food. Instead we will just make it very clear that she will not be the one serving us. I suggest everyone does the same.