We were looking forward to going to a branch of a good restaurant we had been to in Baltimore a few years ago. To add to the excitement, it was Bastille Day! We just knew they'd have something good planned. We walked in to an empty restaurant at 1PM. Only 3 tables with patrons; one full outside (ok it was hot & steamy that afternoon). The waiter went through a whole rather scripted boring description of everything as though we had never eaten anything French. To make matters worse, when we tried to order the Prix Fixe Menu when he stated came with half off wines, we were told there was only one order left. OK, one of us will have the duck. Sorry but we're out of it too. How to order wine when one has lamb, one has fish, etc? By the glass. They lost all sorts of good will and revenues even though the waiter was trying to do the best he could. Here's a news flash to restauranteurs: Don't ask your servers to talk down to the guests and explain what confit is (we had it the night before) or what chanterelles are (ditto). I have a Food Page and took a photo of the rather disappointing ordinary but decent food. Kind of a waste of a day other than the amusement of the busboy in the fake moustache (why?). They managed to take an elegant restaurant design and make it a tacky.
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