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“No Chicken!!!!”
Review of TGI Friday's

TGI Friday's
Ranked #229 of 519 Restaurants in Minsk
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
dundee
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“No Chicken!!!!”
Reviewed 27 June 2012

Having eaten in several Friday's in several countries we were quite excited to find one in Minsk.
We were shown to our table and given a menu and then told that there was no chicken on the menu. There was no white wine and only on red wine. We decided to order a cocktail and we order a sharing platter which included chicken. We asked what they would subsitute it with - only to be told there was chicken for the starter only not chicken for the salads. So we thought we would have chicken fajitas - but there was no chicken for the fajitas. We asked then if we could have steak fajitas instead and the waitress said that she would have to check if there was any steak. Yes there was so we ordered to and a shrimp platter. The cocktails came and were frankly disgusting and then we waited over an hour for our starter. The chicken wings were off and therefore we could not eat them and after waiting an hour for our starter she proceeded to bring out our main course and tried to take our starter away to make room for the fajitas. Anyway we told her to take our main courses back until we had finished our starter and she brought them back 10 mins later. The fajitas were just grilled steak with absolutely no seasoning at all with cold tortillas and guacamole which had seen better days. If we had not been starving and it was getting late we would have walked out. We kept trying to catch the waitresses eye as our other friend had not yet received her shrimps. After 20 mins of trying to catch a waitresses eye we were told that shehad forgotten to order the shrimp and it would be another 10 mins. By this time our friend said it was to late for her to eat and asked if they would just put it in a box and she would take it home with her. When we got the bill they charged extra for the box and the bag to put it into.
This restaurant certainly does not live up to the reputation of any other Friday's that I have been to and would not recommend it to anyone.

  • Visited June 2012
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English first
Leicester
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172 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“No local beer”
Reviewed 11 March 2012

I was disappointed to find no beers from Belarus on the Fridays menu. When I then asked the waitress to recommend the best on the menu she pointed at the most expensive. Amazingly the four cheapest beers listed on the menu were not available. Only the most expensive remained.
This is poor on 2 counts - a local beer is a minumum for any international restaurant, and only stocking the most expensive beers on the menu is a little like only providing the most expensive dishes.
Everyone knows Fridays, and what to expect - usually they deserve a "3" rating. But. for me, this decision to stock no local beers, and even then, not to have the cheaper beers which ARE on the menu, makes the Minsk Fridays a "1".

Visited March 2012
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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“american food?”
Reviewed 7 March 2012

small portions, 30 minutes to get menu, 1,5 hour waiting our meals.

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Damascus, Syria
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“not at all TGI that i know”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

may be the deference food from all over but shore not TGI that i know

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Minsk, Minsk, Belarus
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Typical franchaising restaurant”
Reviewed 14 February 2012

American-style food, interesting design of waiters's clothes, very polite stuff

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Thank Tatiana M
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