I was very excited to try out the Babylon after reading about it in the paper. A friend and I went for lunch on a Friday. The restaurant was a little chilly, and also kind of dark (probably to cater to the hookah experience). There aren't many tables and they are all quite large, for groups of 4 or more.
The owner came out with menus right away. While there aren't a ton of choices, there is more than enough and everything is very reasonably priced. Each entrée provides choices for sides as well. I had the falafel plate. For $10 I received pita slices with dip, a large serving of falafel, rice and salad. It was all delicious and more food than I could eat.
After we were served, the owner disappeared and her young daughter took over. The daughter was more interested in playing on her laptop than doing any kind of serving. A new patron came in and she took his order, but kept ignoring our table. We were done eating and trying to make eye contact with her so we could leave (we only had an hour) but she acted like we weren't there. I was going to ask for the remainder of my food in a doggy bag but she never came back to our table. Since she was clearly not going to, we finally requested our bill, and again she didn't bother coming back to coordinate payment. This was really frustrating as it doesn't take a genius to understand how to serve tables in a quiet restaurant (there were only 3 patrons in total). She also wasn't friendly and we got the impression we were inconveniencing her by wanting to pay and leave.
All in all, I would return but only if the owner was the one serving the tables, as she had a better idea of how to run a restaurant.
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