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Re: “Miel

With its decor as dull and comfortless as a disused bus station, its dining room placed inches from the non-foyered entry door and fronting the half-walled kitchen from which crashes and bangs thunder regularly every few seconds, and its vistas of a suburban strip-mall, Miel's ambiance rates lower that of than many chain restaurants, much less what one would expect for haute cuisine. The service, too, is shockingly bad; non-existent much of the time (no offer to refill wine or coffee -- actually, no initial offer to SERVE wine or coffee!; although we were only one of three couples in his section, our waiter left our entrees dallying on the counter so long, the hostess finally served them; our bottle of wine arrived ten minutes AFTER the entrees), punctuated by disruptive bouts of rudeness (interrupting a romantic toast; offering to let the escorted married lady taste the wine her husband had ordered, not the gentleman, as is proper; commenting derisively on the gentleman's request for additional service). The food is divine, although portions may be somewhat meager. IF this boit had someone as devoted to ensuring its good service and ambiance as the chef evidently devotes himself to its cuisine, Miel would be a sweet treat indeed. As it stands now, however, the experience is simply too bitter to endure.

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Posted by r.almaviva on 07/09/2012 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Demos' Steak And Spaghetti House

The grilled salmon was dry and rather tasteless. Our table placement was very poor, it was later-8:30 or so, is that late? I suppose the staff was ending their day and getting doing prep work for the next day.
I was lucky enough to have a delightful view of the inside of the grimy looking kitchen? I could see a waiter with his pants undone tucking in his shirt, a waitress emptying garbage cans then mopping the floor, then she proceeded to sweep under a few tables, several waitresses were rattling around with salt and pepper shakers... It wasn't that crowded and certainly there may have been other tables available-even if we had to wait a few minutes would have been more preferred than the terrible table we had. My husband enjoyed the steak he was served and we loved the spinach appetizer.

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Posted by Val on 06/28/2012 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Karin's Kustard & Hamburgers

This place is great, i drove past it for years, finally gave it a try. Superb burgers! and the desserts are splendid. reasonably priced as well

Posted by Matt M on 06/23/2012 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Amico’s New York Pizza

Thank God for Amicos - I can finally say there is a good pizza place in Nashville!

Posted by Amy on 06/20/2012 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Steamboat Bill's [Closed]

I take my family to this place every week. We love it and know all the people who work there. The crawfish is outstanding as is the catfish and gumbo. Bill takes personal care of the products and the preparation. We highly recommend this restaurant. It IS the real deal in Cajun food.

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Posted by King tiger on 06/14/2012 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Café Bosna

Cafe Bosna is a hidden treasure in Nashville! It's a quaint little gem with THE BEST FOOD; my personal fav is Stuffed Peppers.

Posted by Treva Cranfield Maitland on 06/03/2012 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Antonios' of Nashville

I eat there about once a month and thoroughly enjoy the food and the atmosphere.

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Posted by buddy on 06/02/2012 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant

Great breakfast. Omelette and toast for a fair price. Service is very friendly and prompt. Location is prefect for downtown visitors and workers alike. May. 2012

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Posted by John on 05/30/2012 at 3:43 PM

Re: “La Hacienda Taqueria

A great reastaurant. You can get some Americanized dishes and some more authentic stuff. Try anything, I have never been disappointed. I do have two suggestions:

1) If you like chorizo, you have to try theirs, it is top notch!

2) If you are into really hot sauce, ask for the home-made habenero sauce to put on your tacos or on whatever else you like. They bring it out of the cooler in a big yellow squeeze bottle. It tastes great, but it's really hot. By comparison, if you can eat the El Yucateco brand Salsa Kutbil-Ik, you can handle this stuff.

In conclusion, I eat here all the time, I am addicted. It's that good.

Posted by RevJPFunk on 05/29/2012 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Hot Diggity Dogs

They serve top quality dogs including polish and vegterian, grilled or steamed on a white or wheat bun (your choice). The kraut on the New York dog is very good and the Chicago dog is the real deal, including the sport peppers, tomato wedge, pickle slice, bright green relish, and cucumber salt. The fries are KILLER; They are perfectly cooked in peanut oil, and more than you can eat are stuffed into the brown paper bag in which they are served. The building is tiny, with a few stools and a small bar along one wall. It's usually crowded so you probably won't want to eat inside, but you can, especially if you are willing to eat standing. Don't worry, there are picnic tables on the covered deck which has roll-up canvas sides to keep the wind and sun at bay, and the food tastes great no matter where you eat it.

Posted by RevJPFunk on 05/29/2012 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Mitchell Delicatessen

I live in S.C.,travel alot, my husband and I agree that Mitchell's Deli is a five star. Breakfast is great also. Would not change a thing! I always buy dozen strips of cooked Benton's Bacon to take back home with us. The staff has never been nothing but polite to all of us including lots of friends that live in East Nashville. Believe me you would know if rude was an issue. We are their at least once a month for 3 or 4 days. We eat there at least 3 times each visit and we get the turkey avocoda to go to eat on our 8 hour travel back to South Carolina. Would love to have a Mitchell's Deli where we live. East Nashville is BLESSED. :-) The Branhams.

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Posted by The Branhams' on 05/28/2012 at 1:36 AM

Re: “Sambuca

We got married this year at Sambuca and brought our own priest, family, and friends. The staff and special indoor accomodations were perfect. Everyone enjoyed their delicious meals and drinks on the patio afterwards. I have been to Sambuca many times before and have always had a great experience. Glad that my wife and guests had a good time. Fun times... see you guys soon!

Posted by SonicG on 05/27/2012 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Ri'Chard's Louisiana Cafe

I went on a Sunday morning and couldn't have been more disappointed. The place was still showing signs of the night before. I ordered eggs benedict and got a combination of a cold, dry english muffin, cold ham, something that resembled an processed egg product, flat and tasteless, and topped with a congealed sauce. We were told immediately that they were out of jambalaya and shrimp although others around us were ordering shrimp. I think the community night life and cajun food is probably acceptable and maybe even good, but we we won't go back to find out. I got the impression that because of their reputation, our meal- or lack of, just didn't count. We were charged full price though we didn't eat it. Sorry patrons.

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Posted by Bea Kissner on 05/24/2012 at 5:49 PM

Re: “The Station Inn

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Posted by dklwefw on 05/21/2012 at 12:34 AM

Re: “Mary's Old Fashioned Pit Barbecue

Got a groupon for this place.... got bbq plate w/ beans and slaw... my beans had a hair them....right from the start. Slaw wasn't all that good either. It was hot in the dining room, and the tables felt greasy to the touch, and it smelled dirty in there too. Not mention this place is in the GHETTO !!

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Posted by on 05/18/2012 at 12:59 PM

Re: “B.B. King's Blues Club

The BB Kings, Carl Stewart & The All stars are a great band. a must see. Doyne & Johnnie Ratliff of Humboldt Tn.

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Posted by Johnnie M Cockham Ratliff on 05/15/2012 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Raz'z Jazz Bar and Grill

I have been eating here since he opened his first site on Murfreesboro road and have continued to support him with his Smyrna site. However, after last night I will not visit either site again. I had the worst experience I have had up to date, from this restaurant (Murf. Road) or any restaurant for that matter.

I took my mom out for a Mother's day dinner, where I have taken her many, many years before since the food and service was always outstanding here. We arrived at 6:05, got seated. No one took our drink order, addressed us, acknowledged us until 6:14 - I was ready to leave, but my mom wanted to stay - I couldn't get anyone's attention to ask for our server. Our server was somehow medicated, not sure by what, but her speech and eyes were not normal. She took our order, we got our drinks, salad and bread. She then "verified" what we had ordered (she had written down, but couldn't read her writing).

The table behind was trying to tackle their server also, but their service was great compared to ours.

At 6:45 I went to the bar and asked to speak with a manager (1st time I requested a manager), the bartender assured me our food was coming.

At 6:50, here comes our food. My mom's order was correct, however, mine was no where near what I ordered - even after writing it down and verifying again. We were told mine was on it's way.

So, my mom ate and at 7:15 here came my food - my mom was done - they never told me it had to be cooked, never checked on me from 6:50 to 7:15. I asked four waitresses, including the bartender, for a manger 7 times. I was told Razz's wife was in the back and that was the only manager there. I never saw anyone except the bartender. No manager even attempted to come by our table.

She brought out my food - which I had requested to be cancelled 25 mins prior. She offered to take my portion off the bill. I told her I did not expect to pay for anything since I did not get to have dinner with my mother, on mother's day. I did not end up paying, but I think that is because I was getting louder with my frustration and they wanted me out of there.

This did not seem to be an "off" night to me. I know that Razz's brother was in the kitchen, I saw him. It is very sad that we were treated like this, from a place that I have visited since it opened. The last few times I ate at the Smyrna location, the service and food was also off - not to this degree, but enough to be noticed. I would say I eat here about once or twice every three months.

If you hit it on a good night, I'm sure it's good. I just wont be going back to either location to find that good night. It is a Mother's day that will not be forgotten - that's for sure.

Posted by SW on 05/15/2012 at 8:23 AM

Re: “Red [Closed]

Red has been closed for several was replaced by Suzy Wong's House of Yum

Posted by Jeremy Dykes on 05/10/2012 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Sopapilla’s: A Taste of New Mexico

I am a native New Mexican that has found my way here to Nashville. I must say that their enchiladas are the closest to home that I have found since leaving New Mexico. Only thing I would add is that they need to serve the sopapilla's with the meal, not after it. They are used like a bread roll out west. Fantastic food!

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Posted by John Autry on 04/26/2012 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Lemongrass Sushi & Thai


I placed a pick up order for lunch- 2 orders of shrimp pad thai. I picked up my order and went home to eat but while eating my meal I noticed that there were only 2 pieces of shrimp in my entire order. I was VERY disappointed in the fact that I was charged an additional $2 for shrimp and yet I only received 2 shrimp. I called the restaurant to speak to a manager to make a complaint about the amount of shrimp that I received in my order but instead of assisting me and acknowledging the issue, the manager proceeded to tell me that it was "impossible" for there to have only been 2 shrimp. Despite my attempts to explain to her that I had in fact counted and confirmed the existence of only 2 shrimp, she denied the possibility that more had not been included. She essentially called me a liar and refused to admit any fault. I live down the street from the restaurant and I have been there on several occasions. I have even recommended the restaurant to several of my friends. I will personally be telling EVERYONE I know about this horrible experience and I will recommend that no one eat there in the future. I have never received such horrible customer service and I can think of better businesses in the area that will appreciate my money.

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Posted by Constance on 04/22/2012 at 5:35 PM

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