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“Asperations of VIP club ambiance not achieved”
Review of The Point Bistro & Lounge - CLOSED

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The Point Bistro & Lounge
Cuisines: Sushi
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Reviewed 30 October 2011

When visiting this restaurant with my husband we had a restaurant .com coupon the e day before they stopped taking them. It is suppose to look and feel like a VIP club or something but is not very busy, however from the terrible service you would think they were packed. You can dine inside or outside however they had a noxious orange bathroom air freshener several places around the restaurant above the tables so everything is tainted by this thick and overpowering scent, and you can feel it on your skin. Though it was a warm, humid Tampa evening we were chased outside as to not gag as the random bursts rained on the tables leaving toxic citrus residue. We shared our entire order: a cheese dip of sorts, a salad that was generous generic cob though the blue cheese dressing was nice and chunky the rest was bland and flat, the sushi rolls were average price and surprisingly ok but we waited 45 minutes for our appitizer and then another 22 and 14 minutes for the salad and rolls respectivly. The table next to us had a request of a cheese and avocado quesadilla for a vegetarian and they agreed to sub the chicken for the avocado at the same price, it came with chicken(she just picked it off since they had already waited a while for the food) then the bill came to them to she was charged for the avocado even though the mistake was brought to the servers attention the manager said she should have sent it back. The service staff seems over burdened, though it's hardily busy and the inside had one table with nobody at the bar at all drinks(bourbon and coke and Yuengling bottle) took 30 minutes sometimes. Though the coupon we had insisted we leave an 18% tip it was far from warranted. I would stay clear of this place. Nice decor, horrible service, only ok food and terrible true ambiance. This places screams wanna be.

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