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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Fast Casual: 2 Stars

Re: “The Henpeck Market

While the food at the Henpeck Market is a standout for the area, the service is deplorable. One would expect to be enveloped in southern hospitality as sweet as the iced tea, but not here. It is as if your presence is a nuisance to the hostess and waitresses and they go out of their way to avoid eye contact with you. It is truly a shame as the food is stellar. From the daily hot bar preparations to the menu items, everything is flavorful, well prepared, and seasoned perfectly. If you are not ready to bolt out the door from the poor service at the end of your meal, the desserts are amazing. They are a throwback to exact replicas of what your grandma made. Sweet, prepared with love, and tasty. Too bad that the service doesn't match the food. It if did, you likely would have to wait in line for hours just to get in this place.

Posted by FranklinLocal on 12/02/2014 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Swanky's Taco Shop

Went for a late lunch not too long ago. The restaurant was mostly empty. I ordered the fish tacos. The tacos arrived crisp to the point of turning into wood. The amount of breading bests the amount of fish by two to one. THe sides were cold and the veg had an unhealthy brown hue. Sadly I won't be back.

Posted by Kel on 11/13/2013 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Rippy's Smokin' Bar & Grill

Not sure which BBQ place the other reviewer went to but it definitely wasn't rippy's... Service was horrible, I felt like I was imposing on the staff to ask for a refill on my flat soda. I had to drink soda because the beer they brought me was warm. Ribs were dried out and a big let down considering they boast to have the best in Nashville. I never write negative reviews but had to on this one. Open for other suggestions!

Posted by Starski on 08/13/2012 at 10:11 PM

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.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Val on 06/28/2012 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Cajun Steamer Bar & Grill

who is running this place..girls act like idiots!! i sat with an empty drink at the bar for 10 min while the almost naked immature bartender played with her friend!! my food was great but i felt like i was in a high school. I wanted to know who was managing out of curiosity so i ask the bartender and she pointed to some ganglly looking man standing at the front door staring into outer space. No wonder these girls do what they want and the service sucks, their boss is an idiot too. In the short time he was standing there he never opened the door, said thank you or good bye to any customers coming or going. It had been rain/snow mix that day and watched as a woman walked in and slipped and almost fell. the manager just looked and said nothing, i was in shock. I think it's time for the owner to clean up the place and send the manager packing. If i eat there again it will be to go!!!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by liketoeat on 12/23/2010 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Gold Rush

The only thing that even comes close to the "real" Gold Rush is the sign above the door, and Buster is still there. The atmosphere is gone, and it wont be back. What Keith Josse had was an iconic Nashville bar. This is a TGIF, just decorated different.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by 4paws on 08/21/2010 at 10:05 PM

Re: “Demos' Steak And Spaghetti House

Demo's is a restaurant that is decent but is stuck in the 1980s. It's also a little on the heavy/high-fat side. It's not bad, but there are lots and lots of better choices in the same price range. If your idea of a good meal is meat-and-starch, you might find it OK, but the problem is it's not even really high-quality meat-and-starch like you'd find at a high-end steakhouse. It's just ... OK. No dish contains any ingredient that could not have been obtained at a Nashville supermarket 30 years ago. If you are looking for a menu that acknowledges that American cuisine has undergone a revolution since cheese toast and chicken-salad-in-a-pineapple was new and exciting ... look elsewhere.

Posted by Ja on 04/23/2010 at 5:48 PM

Re: “South Street Original Crab Shack, Smokehouse And Treehouse Oyster Bar

I returned to South Street after several years to only to be severely disappointed by the food we ordered.. My parents were visiting from out of town so I wanted to treat them to a "Nashville favorite" and it was anything but that.. Three of us ordered the pumped chicken and it was so dry that after several bites we were all finished. I don't remember the pumped chicken being so unappetizing in the past..My father ordered a steak..well-done. When it came, it very rare, almost raw, and he said that it was the worst steak he had ever had. It was so tough that it was hard to cut. The manager was kind enough to take it off the bill since it took a while to re-cook the meat. Overall, the service was very good and they did try very hard to please...I only hope that this night was an exception. We would hate to end our visits to South Street.
Rating Detail:
Food: 2
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 2
Overall: 2

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Lee on 11/13/2009 at 8:01 AM

Re: “Rumours Wine And Art Bar [Closed]

I went to rumors last night. I was very dissapointed with it. My friend said it was a great place for mussels. First I thought it was a very high priced restaurant for the amount of food that they give you. We ordered the cheese platter. This came with a few crackers and some slices of cheese and bread. The crackers and the bread were unimpressive and dry. The cheese was tasty. The mussels tasted good but were not out of this world. In all we had two glasses of wine, the cheese and crackers and two orders of mussels (all appetizers) and the bill was $73.00!! I will not go back there. The service was good.
Rating Detail:
Food: 2
Service: 4
Atmosphere: 4
Value: 1
Overall: 2

Posted by vanessa on 09/10/2009 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Bricks Café

Kind a a big black box room with little to no atmosphere. Food is decently priced and the menu is HUGE. If you want a nice relaxed meal, this is not the place. Once the food is delivered, I think they start a clock in the back to see how quickly they can get you out of the place. Once the check comes, better have you glass full because the refills stop. Don't even ask for a party of 6. I think it overloads their system.
Rating Detail:
Food: 3
Service: 2
Atmosphere: 2
Value: 2
Overall: 2

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by N Eetacar on 06/30/2009 at 1:06 PM

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