by Len Stilwell on
The only reason that I ever come back here is for the lobster mac n' cheese. Otherwise, I'm so disturbed by the service at Continental. Without fail, all of the staff is so rude. From the hostesses to the waitstaff to the manager (who openly maligns patrons on the floor with the staff). I went there today and requested a booth, even though I was one person. Yes, I know that that's pretty uncommon, especially if it's fairly busy. The answer I got was that those booths were reserved for other parties. Ummm, Thursday at 2 PM, there are three separate booths reserved for parties of four?! Riiiiight. Anyway, I said I'll take what you got when you got something. After fifteen minutes pass, I go back over to the hostess station and ask again to be sat at one of the many booths that are open. She reiterates that those are reserved and another hostess chimes in and asks if I could be seated in a swinging chair. Given that I had put my name down initially, I said "well, I put my name down, so yea that would be nice." Then I asked, "how long has that been open? I was given one of those remote reservation pagers and was never paged." They replied "well, something's ready now." RUDE! As I was seated, I told the hostess that I knew what I wanted to eat and asked for her to send the waiter over asap. So ten minutes later, and after having several waiters pass me - I had to grab two separate hosts/managers to ask for my waiter. When my waiter finally came, he made no apology. Throughout my meal, he neglected to ask me if he could get me anything or even if I was ok. I left no tip. He deserved none. It was horrendous. As much as I love food and that lobster mac n cheese, I can't deal with that nonsense - not to mention this place is expensive!!!! Run, don't walk, away from Continental Midtown. Bad service is one thing, but terrible service is quite another.
by Edmond Okun on
El Rio is a great bar! I went for the Friday night oysters, BBQ party and Burlesque show. The Red Hots Burlesque show was so much fun. You only have to pay 5-10 dollars to get in. The MC/queen burlesque dancer was a hilarious hostess! The entire evening was very light and fun. The reason why I give this place four stars instead of five is because it is very difficult to walk around or pass the bar, which is near the entrance, because of some weird shuffle board table against the wall and all the bodies between the table and the bar. Also, the drinks were not very tastey, but they were cheap! XOXO
by Hoon P. on
It's Amy's Ice Cream, so the ice cream is the same as you will find at any other Amy's location. Flavors change regularly, and I enjoy the flavors or ice cream that have crush'ns pre-mixed in (it's like a bonus crush'n, or a crush'n you don't have to pay for!) The ice cream alone is worth four stars, so you have to go with other factors for the rest of the score. I don't mind the location, although parking in the Arboretum can be tough during peak shopping hours. However, the park-like area right outside with a fountain and a pond make for a nice outdoor area to enjoy your ice cream. Add in the marble cow sculptures and its even fun for kids to play. We'll call the parking and the outdoor areas a wash. But, cash/check only? Sorry, but when your ice cream easily $4+ each, and people almost always come in as a group, not accepting credit cards is... well, unacceptable. I joined the email list and routinely get buy 1, get 1 coupons, so I only go in with the coupon. It helps offset the fact that I have to stop by the ATM on the way there to get cash that I otherwise have no use for. Even with the coupons, I have to dock a star for the credit card policy. Amy's at the Arboretum... please join the rest of us to the 21st century.