by Ashely Mikolon on
Coda is right down the street from our new place, so we decided to try it before it closes. Sounded fun - jazz music and a yummy-sounding new american menu. Right up our alley. Arrived and since there were no seats at the bar for a quick bite we sat at the back of the dining room on a comfy sofa-style bench. Nice ambiance, we were psyched. Unfortunately, an underqualified server led to a big let down of an experience. First, we were told when we arrived that we would be charged if we stayed for the show so we asked the server what time it would be starting. He said 8, and it was currently about 6:45 so we felt relieved knowing we would be out before having to dish out an extra $14 for a few minutes of a show (we had to be out of there by 7:35ish). Lo and behold, it started at 7, and although the music was nice we worried that we would be charged. In the end we weren't, but our servers mistake made us nervous. Ick. Also problematic was that he didn't know his wine at all. You don't have to know everything about wine to be a good server, but you should know tasting notes on the wines your restaurant carries by the glass. He was quite clueless. Offered us tastes but nothing caught our attention so we got cocktails. Both were weak, and far too sweet. Oh well, maybe the food will make up for it...alas...no. The portions of cheese on the cheese plate were insanely tiny and we felt robbed paying $13 for it. Also, when we had asked about the size of the butternut squash risotto, which was listed as a small plate (and was delicious but insanely rich), the server told us it was pretty small and meant to be a side shared by two people. When it came out we were astonished - HUGE! It was a giant salad bowl filled with this ridiculously rich concoction. Tasty, yes, but I was disappointed that our server had obviously been trying to get us to spend more on another dish by saying it was small. I think by the end of the meal we were being a bit nitpicky since the service was so bad. We weren't checked up on, asked if we wanted another round of cocktails - none of the basics. I thought I'd be sad to see this neighborhood joint go out of business but dining there actually made me realize we wouldn't be missing much.
by Jame Fromdahl on
Your typical pretentious club in Buckhead but I was pleasantly surprised that the place wasn't overrun with roid heads with Affliction Ts 2 sizes too small and MAC force field sporting plastic blondes. The bad: The doormen/bouncers were extremely rude. Our party was large and had trouble figuring out who had paid already and who didn't and their attitude was downright terrible. One of them straight up said "fuck this, I'm outta here" (direct quote) and turned around and went inside the club. Dear Mr. all important doorman, I'm sorry we wasted your precious time and you had to deal with us, you know, people. Clearly you were being paid to do more important tasks, like standing there looking serious with your earpiece. Once inside our VIP area was moved physically twice. First they moved the sofas and tables to create more space for the table next to us, I think. Shortly after they moved the sofas and tables back again... not sure what was going on or what they were attempting to do, but they generally seemed to be very confused or they liked moving sofas in crowded clubs. The good: The only redeeming feature was the bartenders in the house/electronic room were very nice, hence the 2 stars instead of 1.
by nicole d. on
I went there for the first time for a friends birthday this weekend. My friends had reserved one of the lounge areas, and the waitress requested that we close out any tabs that we had at the bar and order through her. At the end of the night when I tired to close my tab through the waitress she wouldn't let me, because other people in our "party" (half of whom I didn't even know) hadn't paid their tab, and apparently I was the only person who was paying with a credit card. I was a guest at the party, and the owner of the bar made me pay for the entire tab!!! The waitress was backing me at first, but than changed her story and said that I had supplied my card for the whole party! This was the most unprofessional, horrible experience I've ever had at a bar... and this is seattle people!