Went here last night and the bartender wasn’t very friendly. A woman sat down after me and the bartender poured her a glass of water first. Later on, the bartender asked a man if he wanted to order anything. The man looked at me and said, “Yes but I think she was first.”
ARGH, isn’t that so rude. Not sure how customer service people can get away with shit like that. I didn’t want to tip him, yet I didn’t want him to think I was a cheapskate either. Plus the Hayes Street Grill is a nice restaurant so I felt forced to give him a normal tip.
All that angst aside, I really like this place. It’s not a zoo like Absinthe. You can sit at the bar, spread out, and do some work. The food is great. French fries are crispy. Their salads are entree-sized. Hog Island oysters are creamy. And the bar menu is a total deal after 7:30pm every day. $1.50 oysters. $2 french fries. $8 salads.
I wish I could hate this place, but we all have to go after 7:30pm one night.