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post #31 of 44
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Just had the best meal I've ever had in my life. Thanks for the advice everybody! The wine was terrific.
post #32 of 44
Great!
post #33 of 44
What'd you do about wine?
post #34 of 44
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post

What'd you do about wine?

I just asked for a pairing that was within my student budget of under 120 bucks. Great choices, though I suspect my server was high on cocaine or something, he always looked glassy eyed and he charged me for wines that he never brought and forgot a course as well as the mignardises. He looked like he wanted to die when I pointed out that he overcharged me, haha.

That's a different question altogether as I'm pretty tolerant of imperfect service (as no one is perfect), but I did expect near perfection in regards to service from French Laundry. Everyone was very nice, though.
post #35 of 44
frown.gif that's an amateur hour right there
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frown.gif that's an amateur hour right there

+1 that shouldn't happen.
post #37 of 44
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Originally Posted by Saltricks View Post

he charged me for wines that he never brought and forgot a course

What? That is really outrageous. Did you let the manager know they have a serious problem?
post #38 of 44
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Originally Posted by Mandres View Post

What? That is really outrageous. Did you let the manager know they have a serious problem?

They brought it out after some small confusion. I didn't think it warranted managerial intervention, but perhaps I should have mentioned it in passing.
post #39 of 44
That's pretty ridiculous for a low class place. TFL? Nah. You should have mentioned it (and perhaps still should).
post #40 of 44
scored a reservation for August icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #41 of 44
Will be interested in your thoughts. I may have a chance to be there this Fall.
post #42 of 44
Any advice on getting a table off of their waitlist?
post #43 of 44
AMEX?
post #44 of 44
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Any advice on getting a table off of their waitlist?

If you are on their waitlist, they will call you if a place opens up. There is a forum somewhere where people trade/ give away their reservations so you might look into that. AMEX platinum holders may be able to use their concierge service to help in grabbing a spot.
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