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Re: “B.B. King's Blues Club

WORST service EVER. Tried to have dinner before Americana Awards show. Waitress screwed up drink order (didn't know the difference between Pale Ale and Dos Perros) Food didn't arrive 45 minutess after placing order and ended up going to panera and being late for show.

Posted by local dude on 09/13/2012 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Smiling Elephant

This is the best Thai. Food is freshly made and not greasy. I eat here several times a week and alternate the Pad Woonsen, Pad Thai, Daily Curry selection, Pad Kee Mao, Curry BBQ Chicken, and Cashew Chicken. I crave this food and could eat every meal here. If you haven't tried this place, you are missing the best food.

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Posted by Berry Hill foodie on 09/11/2012 at 11:39 PM

Re: “CafĂ© Rakka

Great hummus bar
everything homemade

Posted by Norda Aguila-Parochka on 09/05/2012 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Lime [Closed]

Closed. Nashville couldn't appreciate it. This place was fabulous - The coktails were inventive and tasty, and the tapas style food was excellent (never tried the entrees, so I can't speak for those). Sorry to see it go.

Posted by RevJPFunk on 09/05/2012 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Gerst Haus

.............GREAT POLKA BAND! And good beer.......'Nuff said

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Short Grub on 08/31/2012 at 8:40 PM

Re: “International Market And Restaurant

Went here on lunch today. Fast service and pleasant staff. The food however was not the greatest. :( Meat was overcooked and food was somewhat blan. The market part had most basic essentials (most of which you could find in a regular grocery store), but not much else.

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by :( on 08/31/2012 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Mary's Old Fashioned Pit Barbecue

We bought groupons and started off with the fish sandwiches and bbq. The fish was dried out and chewy and the bbq was far from fall of the bone. I was not impressed with the building itself but sometimes you get those "hole in the walls" and usually the food is pretty good. In this case the food was bad and so was the customer service. I will never buy another groupon for this place or personally support them.

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Posted by Shaza Norton on 08/27/2012 at 3:24 PM

Re: “House of Kabob

Great restaurant

Posted by Khalid Alomary on 08/26/2012 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Mad Platter

My husband and I thought we would catch a nice dinner before meeting friends downtown later in the evening. On the Saturday night of 8/26/12 (8pm seating), the restaurant was only 30% full with no one waiting for a table. Now we know why:

The kitchen and/or server lost our dinner order for over an hour; the waitstaff was apologetic but nonplussed (i.e., "this happens all the time") .

My husband requested no onions in one dish which, when finally delivered an hour and a half after ordering, was chock full of onions - with much more onions than any normal recipe might have reasonably been expected to include (Shrimp and grits), which felt like an intentional slight after an hour and a half of waiting for the order.

Duck and gnocchi: Duck breast was properly prepared (juicy and rare) but gnocchi was dry (undercooked) and the dish had no sauce to speak of on the plate.

We are extremely easy to please and aren't true foodies. The restaurant did comp the Shrimp and grits and offered a dessert gratis, which was a good effort to appease. However, we can't return here with clients or friends due to the uncertainty of the food and service, so we will not be back.

I should also point out to the dating community that the atmosphere is dreary and spartan and therefore Mad Platter is not a good choice to impress a dinner date.

Perhaps you'll have better luck.

Posted by CarolineSexton on 08/26/2012 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Pomodoro East

I went with my wife on Saturday night for dinner 2nd time and I will never go back!

We were there when they first opened and had enjoyed it very much. But recent visit is not good. The wait staff was dis-organized. I'd ordered a glass of Chianti (my wife doesn't drink) and Mussels Antipasti to share and for entree - Flat iron Steak and Chicken and mushroom pizza. The Mussels was cooked in the wood oven and it was average (We liked the one at mAmbu more). then we waited at least 20 minutes for our entrees to come to table.. many folks were seated later than us had already gotten their food. Our waitress kept "Yapping" to other tables and had forgotten our food. Finally the food came out. the steak and pizza were cold (clearly has been sitting at the service station for sometime after it prepared)...The waitress apologized and said it just came out the window (what window?) and do not know what happen. The manager came by and again apologized and promised to make us fresh if we want to wait. ok. Since we waited this long. Well. They just re-heated them. The steak now over-cooked than what we ordered "medium rare" and the pizza - well (taste like I just nuked the left-over pizza from microwave). It's ashamed. I really liked their pizza, however I did not go there and eat a greasing "left-over" pizza!

The apologetic waitress offered us free dessert - on the house but we declined. We paid and left.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Nash168 on 08/26/2012 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Frothy Monkey

Frothy Monkey is the BEST of 2012 and every year after. Awesome people and wonderful atmosphere

Posted by Jaime Southerland Ackley on 08/23/2012 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Noshville

I was introduced to this great place to eat by an English friend who lives in Nashville. I later took some other friends along. The food is good, with plenty of choice to suit pretty much all tastes.

Posted by Moragh on 08/21/2012 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Brown's Diner

best burger in nashville -- and it's only $4.50. The staff is friendly, the place is full of charm and it's a nashville institution. cannot be missed.

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Posted by nashville lover on 08/18/2012 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Lemongrass Sushi & Thai

This is our go to for takeout and we love it!!! We get the green curry and a couple of spicy tuna rolls and have a great night!

Posted by Ann Marie Strickmaker on 08/17/2012 at 8:37 PM

Re: “Mama Mia's

My wife and I went in for dinner on a Wednesday night; I hadn't been in years and it was her first visit. I remembered the service being mediocre but the food being very good.

The service hasn't changed -- it was appallingly bad. The restaurant is not well-run from a service perspective; of the 3 servers on-shift one was far more concerned with loudly sorting and rolling clean silverware than running any food, which was left in the window for minutes at a time. The credit card machine was broken, and I overheard from another table that their soda machine was not functioning, either. For a restaurant that serves neither alcohol nor tea, it appeared the beverage choices left were tap water and sprite. Mercifully, we had purchased a bottle of wine from the nearby liquor store, which proved the saving grace of the evening.

The food? Perhaps my palate has improved, my memory was inaccurate, or the food has simply gone downhill. The salads were slathered in bottled, flavorless, pre-made dressing. The pasta was not fresh -- while properly cooked, it was clearly dried pasta. The sauces were average; the bolognese lacked any richness or depth. The garlic bread (which we asked for repeatedly and was delivered near the end of the meal) tasted like it had been popped out of a Pillsbury can -- artificial and oily. I felt the prices were not in line with the quality.

Overall, I couldn't recommend this to anyone -- in the 20 years since this place opened, Nashville now has many Italian options that do a better job than Mama Mia's in all areas -- decor, service, and most importantly, food.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by mediumduck on 08/17/2012 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Criallo's Bistro & Bar [Closed]

The place is closed. And, rightly so, as it went slowly down hill.

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Posted by Angel Roberts on 08/16/2012 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Couva Calypso Cafe

I'm going to do more than simply review a restaurant, I'm going to provide an insight into the type of person the owner is. Today I had to go get my phone repaired so I ducked into iHospital (love it!) and was told I had a forty minute wait. Now, they have a very comfy waiting area but it was lunch time and I thought having a bite at a local place would be an excellent way to spend the time. Calypso Cafe shares a parking lot with iHospital and several other businesses at Elliston Point plaza, but I had no interest in partaking in their boring soggy chicken, under-seasoned beans or any faux-carribean slop they serve there. If I want legit good cuban food I go to Back to Cuba Cafe on the corner of Harding and Trousdale. No, I intended to walk across the street to a landmark Nashville institution and have a spectacular, greasy, delicious burger at Rotiers. Upon exiting the parking lot I am yelled at by a rather unhinged looking older white dude wearing jungle-Jim wear threatening to have my car towed. Now, I can understand that the lot is for paying customers of businesses of Elliston Point plaza. Leeching parking is no bueno. I tell the guy (strained but politely) that I was actually a customer of iHospital and was just going to have some lunch while I waited for my phone to be repaired. He advised me it didn't matter, if I left the lot my car was getting towed. At this point I'm angry. I tell him, that it didn't matter if I sit in Rotiers or if I sit in iHospital, my car was staying exactly where it was, so what was the deal? I get the 'those are the rules' lines, at this point I ask for his name, who he works for and who owns the plaza. He tells me his name is Phil and he works for 'Elliston Partners' , which I assumed was the property management company. I tell him I think it's extraordinarily rude and not customer focused to have such policies.. but I turn right back around and sit in iHospital for the full forty minutes while my phone is getting fixed. I'd be dead or in jail before I moved my car before then. When I get inside I'm informed the guy doesn't work for the property company, he's the owner of Calypso Cafe and that this has been an ongoing problem. I noticed he was only harassing people who were leaving the lot for Rotier's. Several other people left for other destinations off the property and weren't addressed at all. In short, this guy obviously feels his business can't compete with Rotier's and that his valuable time as a business owner is best spent browbeating the other customers at Elliston Point in an attempt to bully them into his restaurant or at least drive business away from his competitors. I will never eat at Calypso Cafe again and I urge anybody who appreciates civility and common sense to do likewise.

Posted by J.C. on 08/14/2012 at 8:27 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: “Las Maracas Mexican Restaurant

Good food, Friendly service. Fountain Drinks are expensive! $2.05 on my last visit, will get water from now on.

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Posted by Matt on 08/08/2012 at 10:42 AM

Re: “The Garden Brunch Cafe

it's a place my soul has always known and hopefully always will

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Posted by debbjgirl on 08/03/2012 at 6:44 PM

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