We chose to try Lelli's for our 25th anniversary dinner since it is very expensive and we could only go for a special occasion. I called two weeks ahead to make the reservation and told the person that it was our anniversary and I'd like a nice table. When we arrived we were escorted to a booth in the very back corner next to the kitchen entrance. There was a draft as well as servers racing back and forth in front of us. Several times the racks for the trays were slammed up against the wall next to my husband.
I went back to the hostess stand to find out why my request for a good table had been ignored. She informed me there were no notations about it. Also, that if I wanted we could go up to the bar and wait for a better table.
Apparantly Michael Buble was playing at a venue in the immediate area so they were extra busy. I would think this wasn't the first time in all their years this happened. They should have been prepared. The waitress took my husbands drink order and I was still looking at the wine list. She got his drink, came back to take my wine order and never returned for over 10minutes.
We ordered Ceasar Salad tableside. The waitress pulled the cart up in front of our table and left it there while she proceeded to serve three parties their meals before she came back.
At one point, she asked the hostess who was walking by what the next ingredient was that went in the dressing. Instead of going to the kitchen to get a lemon in the mesh for the salad dressing that she was missing she ran to the bar and got lemon sections and squeezed them straight into the dressing (that then had lemon seeds in it).
Of course dinner took just as long, and I have to wonder if it's because when asked if we were going to the concert we said no. The servers were asking everyone and trying to rush the people who were going to the concert.
I would have thought celebrating 25 years of marriage would warrant just as good service as someone on their way to a concert?
Very disappointing memories of what should have been a very special evening.
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