I have been going to this Restaurant for 20+ years with friends, family & in the last 10 years often with my Granddaughter. Whenever anyone asks "Where do you want to go for lunch?" I say Salonika. My experiences have been very positive & for the vast majority the interactions I have had were with Toula. (Owner) She is always friendly, gracious, welcoming & you can tell she appreciates your business. In turn I have let her know how much I enjoy eating there. Today though I brought my 73 year old Mom in for lunch, & while it was clearly busier than usual, it wasn't full by any means. Jim (Owner) was going to seat us in the section to the left of the doors, so I asked if we could sit by the windows. He said no, they were too busy to clean the open table there. But he said we could sit at a table against the far wall on that side. Immediately after he left Toula came & cleaned the table so we thought that perhaps now we could move to that table by the window. Wrong. Jim said: "I won't give YOU that table!" He really didn't explain why & his tone was rude. My Mom was shocked at how we were being treated. I said to him that I come here all the time & bring all my friends, family & granddaughter. He said : "You won't get that table!" So my Mom said to me: "Do you want to go?" So we got up to leave & I said to him that I didn't understand why he was being so rude & that his wife was always friendly whenever I talked to her. I said we understood that you are busy & we were quite willing to wait for the table to be cleaned. And once it was, couldn't understand why he was acting this way. He said the table wasn't set up! I said we didn't mind waiting at all. He continued to be rude & while I was talking to him he just walked away from me. I never raised my voice, didn't swear, just made my point & that was it. It was strange & bizarre but it certainly explains why most of the time I had been there it wasn't busy at all! Jim lost himself not only a very long term customer today, but all the people I would have continued to bring,& tell about the place. Sadly I will miss Toula,& her bright smile, & I feel sorry for her that this completely unreasonable man is her husband.
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