June 3, 2013
We took some great friends out for dinner on Friday night. We have friends of all ages, ranging from many in their early 20's to several much older than us. This couple is just a bit older than us but with the same level of energy, ambition & we have many shared interests: antiques, music, travel, grandkids, writing & our respective, intriguing professions. Great laughs, good company!
We've been to their home a number of times for celebrations but we wanted to take them out to dinner. This may be the beginning of many dinners out together after our experience with one particular restaurant that evening.
We've not had good success the last few years with service at restaurants. Some have been okay, some have been mediocre, some have been really bad! I know get nervous every time we go out as I have at the very minimum, expectations that we'll get a nice table, the food will be tasty & warm, & the staff pleasant. That doesn't always happen. In fact, it seems as if the trend has become the opposite, which is so disappointing when we look forward to going out.
On Friday night, we were able to make a reservation ~ unheard of on a Friday night! That was our first clue that this night would be different. From the moment we walked in the door until the moment we departed, the service was impeccable! We let the staff know how much fun we had & how much we all appreciated the great service. Today, I'm sending the manager a note. I believe that if that is the level of service always, they should know.
We may have found our favorite new spot!