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“Bad service but good food”
Review of Dock of The Bay Restaurant - CLOSED

Dock of The Bay Restaurant
Price range: US$17 - US$61
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Since my colleague and I were staying just by this restaurant and didn't feel like going to the centre, we went here one evening. It had a nice ambiance and a good variety on the menu so we decided to stay. However, it seems to be severely understaffed. There was absolutely no one around to seat us and a man was standing around waiting to pay. We ended up seating ourselves, which I'm not sure if the one person on duty appreciated or not. We did see someone different occasionally come by to serve dishes, but it was sporadic. But this person did ask us what we wanted, but it was way too fast so we asked for a couple of more minutes. We should have taken our chance then since we didn't see anyone come back for awhile. When we finally actually ordered and got our food however, we were very happy. It was really good and the servings were huge so good value for money. I had the steamed vegetables with salmon. It's always hard to get a big serving of vegetables when you are eating out a lot, but this one was definitely the dish to get to get some greens and fibre, besides the fact that it tasted great. My colleague had the beef tartar and declared it one of the best she'd had in her life.
I think the problem here was the lack of staff and it seemed like the restaurant was quite full so the server couldn't manage all of the work by himself. Had the service been less spotty, I probably would have given this place 4 dots instead of 3. I'd say perhaps try going here at a less busy time and then this restaurant might be perfect!

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Thank GloJul
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Reviewed 28 January 2012

It has everything you could expect from a classy business restaurant and, believe me, after having searched everywhere, it is the only one like this in this city where food most often goes with total absence of sophistication. Food prices are very are reasonable (30 per person for a 3-course dinner) and wine list is really affordable (try the regional wines: absolute killers at 20-30 euros per bottle!). The decoration is very modern, service is good and people do smile! A must go!

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Thank MrBouze
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Reviewed 29 September 2016
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Reviewed 31 July 2016
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Reviewed 1 April 2016
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