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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: 2 Stars

Re: “Tripps Restaurant & Tavern

Food was pretty good. Service was the worst. Salad came after main dinner. Ask for bread 3 times . Never got it . Will not go back again!!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dobrian on 02/21/2015 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Napper Tandy's

I am part outraged and embarrassed for Napper Tandy's. I have heard of this place forever, supposedly one of the MUST Go places if ever in Raleigh's Glenwood Ave Restaurant Row. So yesterday while at an event in the area, my wife and I went to 'da Nappers. I expected an unforgettable experience, and I got one I did not expect.
We made our way downstairs to the Pub. Nothing exceptional except the place was wall to wall tv's (not a bad thing) with loads of different sports events on.
But then it was time to order. My wife got an Irish Whiskey on the rocks, and it came out timely... in nothing but a plastic 8 oz cup... and cost $7.50!
Drinks aside, I decided to order the Fish -n- Chips, my wife went with the Shepards Pie and I was curious and got the Bangers and Mash to take home
My fish was more burnt breading than fish, and forget about cocktail sauce.... you only get tartar as they dont even have cocktail sauce.
The fries... what a joke! Stale, undercooked... definitely fresh out of the freezer. All this for like $12?!
My wife's Sheppards pie was more mashed potatoes than meat and the mashed potatoes tasted watery and no salt, pepper, butter, nothing!. I am certain the mashed potatoes were fresh because it had a chunk of undercooked potato in it. GROSS. This ran I think $13. You gotta be kiddin me!
Then there was the bangers & mash. Mashed potatoes must have come from the same batch.... watery and not a stitch of seasoning to it.. The bangers, what an effing joke. Little more than cocktail weenies.
Obviously this is a pub and they do not concentrate a lot on food. They seem to want to focus more on frozen food fastly made than actually good food reasonably priced.

Napper Tandy's 'repuketation' will be forever in my mind. Those that go to Napper Tandy's, dont go for the food. Go for the sports pub, go for the atmosphere, go for the booze. But stay away from the food.

Posted by Marvin B. Sanderford on 03/02/2014 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Lilly's Pizza

Good pizza, horrible wait staff and service!

4 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Damian M. Smith on 06/16/2012 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Peony Asian Bistro

Waitress was obviously in a poor mood both times I went there. No big deal. The sushi however is not sushi at all, it's some raw fish rolled in rice. Missing is the vital vinegar/salt/sugar combination called mirin that flavors the rice. This was a huge turn-off and makes the raw fish&rice taste flat. There are plenty of places in the area that do 2for1 and make GOOD sushi.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ckaminski on 05/09/2012 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Alivia's Durham Bistro

Make certain you check your bill before you pay at this downtown Durham restaurant. It used to be one of our favorites, but 2 of the last 3 visits they have overcharged us on menu items. We like their food, but do they think we cannot read?

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by lilyguilt on 03/06/2011 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Piedmont Restaurant

Scratch Piedmont off Your List
I’ve gone to Piedmont a handful of times each year since it opened and loved it. The ingredients were of the highest quality, the preparations skillful and the result was a fantastic meal.
All of that is gone. I walked in last and noticed very few familiar faces on the staff, less in the kitchen. The menu has lost focus. It’s now a hodge-podge of “hot” ingredients (ancho chiles and quinoa) and techniques. As a result it’s difficult to put together a coherent meal with all the different flavors and approaches.
The portions have become miserly. The oh-so tired “squeeze bottle” presentation has shown up.
I was served a portion of pork loin that consisted mainly of fat and connective tissue. I would never have served it to a guest in my home.
I don’t really mind that they’ve dumbed down the wine list, but the wines in the various categories don’t make a lot of sense.
More important, they don’t taste very good; at least the 3 we sampled. How hard can it be to go down to Craig and Seth’s find some great $15-$20 bottles and double the price?
Piedmont also doesn’t take Amex anymore, so be prepared if you are on a business dinner.
It would have been better if they changed the name to signal a break with the past; I wouldn’t have had such high hopes dashed.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Larry on 11/12/2010 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Cuban Revolution

For starters the food was okay, but the service left my party lacking. 20 minutes without a refill on water or a waiter checking on the table to see if anyone needed another beer or wine. We left feeling that the place would be short lived if the service would not improve.

The night was slow and there was no reason why the wait staff could not have handled the amount of tables being served. Our waiter had only four tables 2 2-tops, 1 3-top, 1 4-top.

I have had better service in busier places.

Posted by Mr. B on 05/15/2010 at 3:50 PM

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