by Santo R. on
Just got back from here. Gotta say we were really disappointed. Thank god we came with a Groupon because our $60 meal wasn't worth a dollar more than $30. The tomato basil chips that came to us when we sat down were OK, but tasted store bought. I really like the 3 tiered bean/salsa combination that came with it! I will say that the presentation was there, but nothing tasted great... or even good for that matter (except for the bisque... that was pretty tasty). We ordered the nachos (which tasted like they sat for a while before they got to us), the tuna steak (didn't taste fresh) and a Caesar salad (really nothing special). Their "freshest ingredients" all tasted like the ingredients that I could have bought at Trader Joes. We definitely won't be back. Oh yeah, service was definitely sub par. The whole wait staff seemed as if they hated their lives.
by Ardath Elsensohn on
Dude, what can I say? I have been here a few times, and it is a good club. Music isn't that bad, girls are pretty hot, price of drinks are pretty much on par with other like establishments etc. I do have some great memories of this place. But what happen today did a number on any goodwill that I had towards this place. I mean it basically nuked it and laid waste to it, and the impact of this will last as long as a nuclear winter would. I would seriously recommend against this place. This is not the way to treat your customers. So basically what happen is this. It was Halloween, so bunch of us wanted to have a good time but didn't want to fight the crowd or wait in line. So a friend of mine reserved a table for around twenty people, with a 5 bottle minimum. If you count the anju (bar food) and assorted drinks, it would probably have come out to at least $2,000 and probably more (we were ready to have a good time and drink a lot). So we were all there, all dressed up (I freaking even wore a wig) waiting in the rain to be let in. After waiting for about 40 mins, it was our turn to get in. And we were all like 'finally!' But at that very moment, we just got screwed over. Without any explanation whatsoever, the lady with the 'list' told us that there were no more table left. We explained that we had a reservation but to no avail. We wanted to talk to the guy who assured us we would have a table, but they wouldn't let us in. Hey, look, so you guys overbooked the tables. Fine. It is annoying but it happens. But if that is so, you should not lie to our faces and tell us that there will be a table available when we checked in a couple of hours ago. You should not tell us to come at certain time to make sure a table is available (we got there before the anointed time). You do not have the right to be all high and mighty and say if we don't like it, we can just leave. You should not ruin the plans of a party of about 15 people and not even apologize for it. I like good food. I like having fun and going out. I love trying out new places. So bad experience here and there comes with the territory. But telling us our reservation is confirmed when in fact it wasn't isn't just bad service. This was straight up lying and fraud and blatant attempt to generate more revenue for them (I mean after you waited for an hour and pretty much plan to be there, where else can you go? We knew it was impossible to find a venue that we could all fit into. I am sure Circle was banking on this too). We could have made other plans if they told us that we didn't have a table. We could have even stayed home. I mean seriously? I hope those who were in the same boat as us (there were quite a few) echo my sentiment and move your business to a more customer friendly venue. Circle is not the only mostly Korean club you can hang out at you know.
by Christopher W. on
So, to start with, Jillian's has two flaws, it is either crazy or empty and it's in the Metreon. Never judge a book by it's cover or a restaurant by its location. Jillian's is a wonderful bar and restaurant. It has a great sports bar, with a lively crowd, consisting of tourists and locals alike. If there is a game on and you want to watch it, while having some great food, I highly suggest Jillian's. As to the food, it is a tad on the high side, but that doesn't stop my friends and I from ordering a lot of drinks, appetizers, and dinner. The meats are all good, especially the chicken wings. We are east coasters and are always impressed by Jillian's for staying true to Buffalo Wings, more that most places in town. My server, who has been my server before, but when I went with some friends this week, she was tremendous. Her name is Emily and she has blond her. I like a server who is efficient, as well as funny and happy and she is everything. With a weakening economy and the dwindling of my last share of stock, we tipped her above her 20% because she was such a great server. If there is a game on, you are with a big group, or just want to watch a place downtown, I highly suggest Jillian's.