As my quest to take down Yelp.com continues, I found another Yelper who continually pushes the boundaries of common decency, and deserves to be outed. So here I go:
Meet Ben P.
Wow I knew going in this place was not going to be good.
Right from the start? How have you made this far in life, Ben? That should've been the moment for you to turn around and leave. And not just leave the restaurant, I mean leave planet Earth.
We made reservations for a party of 4 and they seated us all the way in the back corner, next to 3 other tables. I had no space to even breathe or move!
"NOBODY PUTS BENITOS IN THE CORNER!!!" Well Ben, a restaurant has many tables on it's floor. What did you expect to be seated next to, a hospital bed? "We've got a code blue in the dining room--STAT!!!"
As you look around you see everything was crisp white at some previous time but now its all old and haggard.
I brought a bottle of wine and asked the waiter to have it decanted. She came back 10 minutes later and said that it was broken.
Decanters are made of glass, and sometimes they break. But I can't stand it when customers bring in a bottle of wine, and then want me to decant it and do a song and dance. If you're buying the bottle, fine. But if you're bringing in your own wine, just be happy that you're being allowed to drink it.
So she opened the wine and made a round and filled each glass and then went again to completely empty out the bottle! I had a shocked look on my face and I asked her why would you pour out the whole bottle, what if the people we are with don't want to drink all that wine? She said that she usually completely pours out the bottle every time.
So Ben, you brought in your own bottle of wine, and then argued that it was going to be completely drunk? Get bent Ben! And if people don't want to completely finish something, then they just don't finish it! The server had every right to dictate the flow of wine at the table. Next time, pour the Jesus juice yourself.
I was disappointed and I let the manager know. He said he would remove the corkage off our bill. Which in fact they didn't so I had to ask again!
I find it interesting that Ben doesn't mention whether or not he and his guests actually finished the wine or not. I'm assuming they did. So now he's a hypocrite, which is appropriate for him since he writes reviews on Yelp. And a corkage fee is at most 25 dollars. The wine was poured, they drank it, so shut up. I'm sure Jesus had a corkage fee at "The Last Supper," and he wasn't complaining about the server pouring out the ENTIRE bottle. If anything, Jesus should've complained about one of his dinner guests. But I digress...
The food was bland and came out cold. I had the lamb chops and my friends had the chicken and salmon.
I think the only people that were there were tourists trying to feel like they were living the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills experience. Definitely not for me. But if you really want to, then go to her other restaurant Sur. Villa Blanca isn't the best place to go, sorry Jiggy!
Ben says that he is not into the Housewives/ reality scene, but somehow pulls references out of his ass that only someone who watches the show would know. Jiggy? SUR? I'm surprised he didn't plug when the next episode would be on. Needless to say, Ben P.should have the red carpet rolled over him, and then be trampled with a 10 Clydesdale-horse-drawn carriage. That would give him the experience he's been yearning to have.
Ben P.-- YOU GOT YELPED!!!
Until next time... Server's don't pay their rent with compliments.
"Bitter. Party of 1? Your table is ready."
The Bitter Bistro
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