Another rant from me.
Anyway on Christmas Eve, a friend of the family and his wife invited me and my parents to go out to dinner to celebrate his wife's retirement. Now the restaruant they invieted us to was one of those "fancy five-star" places and they had a strict dress code, meaning I had to wear an uncomfortable suit and tie (I hate wearing suits, that's why I'm not a business man ). The restraunt was some ritzy Itallian place with a confusing Italiian name.
So anyway when me and the rest of the party ame to the restaraunt, my friend had to pay $7.00 in valet (which is stupid). After that we went in and had to wait for 20 mnutes for a table even though we had a reservation. When we finally got a table, the waiter comes up and gives us our menus and the drink menus and all that. I look at the menu and even though I was'nt paying, I could tell that most of the food was overpriced ($29.00 for a t-bone steak for god's sake). Not only that but the same waiter was a impatient asshole and was annoyed when we asked if we could take a minute to order our drinks and food.
Here's where the evening goes downhill. When were done with our orders, the waiter was nowhere to be found, we waited like 15 mins before I just flagged down another waiter for our order. I got the cheapest item on the menu ($23.00 shrimp plate)and a glass of coke just cuz I did'nt want my friend's bill to go high. So anyway were done with the ordering and we wait and wait...and wait. Finally after about 40 mins of waitin the first waiter comes back and gives us our salad and entrees.
First off, the thing I hate about fancy restaraunts is that the cooks feel that putting a small amount of food on a big-ass plate and spreading sauce in fancy patterns will get someone's stomah full. Well suffice to say all I got for that $23 was 5 pieces of jumbo shrimp with a small lump of pasta, a sprig of basil and some oyster thing. The salad was no better since it was the bowl of the size of a ashtray. My friend's pretended like their meals were all that but I could tell they were'nt satisfied either. Anyway we finished the meal, and had to flag down another waiter for our bill (which came to about $156.34 for 5 people ). I was still starving and after all that my friend stopped off at Wendy's cuz we were still hungry and it tasted better than that over=priced crap from that "five-star restaraunt".
Basically what I'm saying is, I rather go to a out of the way Coney Island or cafe and pay under $10 for a bomb-ass meal wearing my joggin pants and t-shirt, than dress up in a tight suit and eating over-priced crap on a big-ass plate in a snobby joint. Anyone else agree?