What do the words Urban Eatery and underwhelming have in common? According to my taste buds, they’re practically synonyms.
I’ve been meaning to go to Urban Eatery for quite a while now and now it will be quite a while before I go back. When we walked in, it was noisy as hell which was the first off-putting factor. Maybe I should come back when it’s quieter (a la Brew).
The menus came and I specifically picked the burger with the pickles on it. The food took ages – I was done with my Long Island Ice Tea by the time it finally arrived. My burger came and didn’t have pickles. (I even took a picture of the menu item to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating)
I don’t fuck about with pickles. I specifically picked that burger for them! So much so that when my buns came I checked to see if there were any in there. It took them 15 minutes to rectify the situation – during which we had summoned 3 different waiters and a hostess, 3 Happy birthdays had been sung by patrons and my companion had finished his diminutive steak. My fries were also pretty much done – I was trying to eat them slowly with the salad (also, UE has a weak salad game. But at least the salad is fresh). And, the pickles they gave me – pickle – was sliced into 3 mean pieces. 15 minutes!
I want to try other fun looking things on their menu but to be honest I doubt I will. Unpalatable presentation, atrocious service – why go back?
(I’ll go back. Can’t judge on one time, right? But you guy my guy second time…)