The hostess was so rude and insulting we left!! First she told us we'd have to wait 5 minutes, then she seated several parties ahead of us and told us it would be 30-45 minutes. Simply horrible treatment.
My husband and I received gift certificates for this restaurant & stopped in for an early valentine's day lunch yesterday.
There were two wait people there that we saw working in our area.. Ours was extremely slow & none responsive ( comatose) the other ran around shaking the floors as she did and acting like the place was on fire ( not very relaxing for us)
We ordered a few different appetizers.. the escargot was average the crab cakes were bland and the onion soup was good.. although in a rather small portion($4.99).
Our actual lunches took over 20 minutes to arrive ( extremely long for a lunch dish ) My husband ordered a nightmare sandwich and it was indeed just as it was advertised. A nightmare.. again extremely small portion served in a small bowl but bowl rested on a large plate trying to give the meager meal a larger appearance ( it failed miserably) I ordered the salmon.. which was grilled, and although very good in a tiny tiny portion. It also came with a side of lumpy ( skin included) mashed potatoes. When asked how our meal was I commented on the potatoes to which our sluggish waiter made no real acknowledgement of understanding what it was I was trying to convey ( he was indeed oblivious)
I had not even lifted the fork from my mouth with the last bit of salmon when he lunged at me wanting to take my plate. He brought us our check .. and then wandered the room several times.. eventually stopping in the kitchen area to have a laugh with his coworkers. Unaware of course that we sat there for over 7 minutes .. waiting patiently and watching him as he *worked* Having had enough I got up, handing him the check & payment & asked if perhaps he could see fit to taking care of his customers ( what a schmuck !)
My wife and I planned to attend a play on Valentine's Day and have a good dinner afterward so I called and to my dismay, was told that they did not take them. We attended the play and hoped to get in without a long wait and were extremely disappointed when told of a 1 to 2 hour wait to eat. How can you treat your local patrons this way? We drove 35 minutes home because we were too hungry to wait. We will no longer visit The Common Man restaurant and hope all the people that were treated the same way on Feb. 14 do the same. Reservations are a courtesy for local patrons that can not be ignored. Shame on you!!!
The food is just ok, nothing special. But it is way over priced. I agree, as the owner expanded the number of restaurants, his restaurants lost quality. I visit the Concord location recently and just as we sat down was asked if I wanted some water I said sure and the next thing I know she brings a bottle of water with a spring loaded flip off cover - reusable, not sealed and charges us $ 4.00 ! It appears they fill these bottles in their kitchen and then wash and refill ! The food came luke warm and a smaller portion that I had before. No I would not return and would definitely not recommend this place at the prices they charge. If you do go however, forget their so-called bottled water it is not worth the price and they fill it on premises.
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