Murray Street

Went to Murray Street last Friday after work. Usually I sit at the bar, and the service from Jeff, the bartender is always friendly & prompt. Their wine menu is what initially attracted me to the spot when it first received the VQA award. I always like to check out the VQA places because part of the award is listing a variety of ontario VQA wines, and as far as I’m concerned “variety” should include different bodied wines, wines from different regions, as well as the more obvious different grapes. So I go to VQA-awarded restaurants to see if their list meets my criteria, mostly to see if they’re representing ANYTHING from anywhere other than Niagara…like PEC…and Murray street passed my test (although nothing from the glass but perhaps I’m being too persnickety.)

anyways, on this occasion we were celebrating a birthday, and one person was late (I won’t name any names). This person was greeted at the door in the usual friendly manner I have come to expect at Murray street. And this person was given a glass of water. But this person was NOT acknowledged beyond the glass. No “would you like a drink or a menu” So this person had to wait until the server came over the quality check the food, at which point this person asked for a menu. This person received the food menu, but not the beverage list. REALLY?

So this person had to wait until the server came back to ask about the food menu in order to ask for the wine menu…yes, even though this person was ordering food, the server still did not think to ask if they wanted a drink, or to see the list.

needless to say this person waited about 20 minutes to get a drink.

I will admit that our table turned into a bunch of campers. We were the 2nd or 3rd last table to leave, and for that I apologize, but I do not forgive! I’m a server too and even if I’m not that happy about what a table is doing to my night, I still greet them and ask them if they want the menu! The table was probably 3 minutes into their main courses so it’s not like someone was ordering a main when everyone else was finishing desert, and besides, it was only a starter that was ordered. This person knows restaurant etiquette, in my opinion.

The food was all amazing. The service was lacking for the last half of the meal but I’ve been there enough to know that was perhaps an odd occasion as I’ve never had that problem before. I had the most amazing caprese salad ever. I don’T know what they did to the EVO, but it’s was SO SWEET, but not too sweet. I could have had a tad more buffalo mozza but with the pile of oil in the bottom of the plate (which I soaked up with the bread, it was that good), I’m sure my waistline didn’t need it.

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