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Re: “Blue Note Grill

Everything very unprofessional. They just want to charge you an "revolutionary fee" with all the service making pressure on you. It was a terrible bar. It is a lot more better food and music around Durham with much nice people managing it.

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Posted by feullies on 12/03/2016 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Only Burger

The bread was so soggy it became batter. It was clear that the oil the potatoes, onions and pickles were fried in was, at best, very old if not rancid. What a disappointment.

Posted by janwwest on 06/06/2014 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Dale's Indian Cuisine

Been to this location several times and had ok experiences. The buffet was cold and not replenished quickly. Went for dinner 4/20, horrible service, chef and management refused to make substitutions, even after told we would pay extra to get them. Horrible service, mediocre food. NOT A CHILD FRIENDLY PLACE!!!!!!!!! DO NOT EAT HERE!!!

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Posted by mgs520u on 04/20/2014 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Red Lotus Asian Kitchen

This place sucked...The food was bland, the meat was tasteless. Entrees that were supposed to be spicy were just as bland as basic items. Terrible, terrible food...Save your money and dine somewhere else. SACAGA commented above that this is the best Chinese restaurant in Chapel Hill, well she must be the owner or a shill...I can think of a half dozen other Chinese restaurants in Chapel Hill that beat this place hands down. At 8:20PM on a Saturday night the restaurant was mostly empty and for good reason...The food is just plain lousy!!!!!!!

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Posted by Sean Wright on 05/18/2013 at 10:17 PM

Re: “Edwards Mill Bar & Grill

The Edwards Mill Grill is a disgusting dump. Under no circumstances would I ever eat there again. I was going to meet up with a small group of acquaintances for an event in that general area, and we planned to go eat afterwards. I did a quick web search for restaurants in that area, and the Edwards Mill Grill came up and had a very good user rating. Well, this is obviously a case where employees and family members have gone on-line and given a place positive reviews, because there just isn’t any other way that this dump could ever get positive reviews. I ordered a burger and a salad, with blue cheese dressing. The quality of the salad itself was unusually good, i.e., fresh, green lettuce. But the dressing was watery and didn’t really taste at all like blue cheese. And it got worse when the burger came. When I order a burger in a restaurant, I expect the texture to resemble what you get if you go to a local supermarket and buy some ground beef at the meat counter, i.e., beef that has been freshly ground there in the store by the butcher. What I do not expect, and will never tolerate, is a patty of something that has been so thoroughly ground that it resembles more of a paste of some sort, that has been reconstituted into a patty. I know that you know what I’m talking about, because this kind of ground meat is not uncommon in cheap restaurants. And it tastes a lot like beef, but not completely like beef, and it is just disgusting. I wasn’t able to finish eating it, and the reason is partly that I was getting sick. It was disgusting. If I had not been with a group, I would have walked out as soon as they brought that burger. But when you are with a group, you can’t do that. When I give a restaurant my business, I do not think that I should be rewarded by having stomach cramps and gas for the next two or three days. I would never, ever eat at this dump again.

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Posted by Thomas Barber on 02/16/2013 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Spy Raleigh

Don't waste your time because the staff certainly won't "waste" time on you. Terrible service and terrible vibe. Seems like they hire people who look like wait staff but after spending some time there, I think they are just hired to make the place look like they actually have patrons and you still can't get anyone to serve a damn drink.

Posted by SDL on 07/28/2012 at 10:21 PM

Re: “Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse

We have been to Brasa several times and although the quality of the meat is just OK, we decided to try the Thanksgiving dinner this year, as it was just the two of us. Big mistake. The sides were so awful as to be nearly inedible. The stuffing tasted like stove top, out of a box with nothing in it but bread and some seasoning. The pork loin stuffed with apples looked great but was tough and grisly. Green bean casserole was out of a can, there was no cold cranberry sauce, and the only decent dish on the buffet was the butternut squash soup. I think we would have had a better meal at the Golden Corral; it was that bad.

Never going back, lousy food is so not worth it.

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Posted by Galatea on 11/26/2011 at 7:49 PM

Re: “Tirzas Wine & Artisan Gift Shop

I received terrible Customer Service at Tirzas. The woman I dealt with was extremely rude and condescending. I was amazed to later learn that she was one of the owners. I love downtown Apex and frequent many of the businesses. I will definitely NOT be going back to this store.

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Posted by jrinapex on 11/26/2011 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Piedmont Restaurant

Stopped by Piedmont early on a Saturday night with a friend expecting a host of local cuisine served with local ingredients. What we got was slow to non-existent service, small portions and overcooked entrees. My pork dish was dry and fatty served over cold beans. My friends chicken looked more like a quail; it was that tiny. Dinner for two with one split salad and three cocktails; $90.00 plus tip. I will not return to Piedmont.

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Posted by Francool on 10/12/2011 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Spy Raleigh

If you're into trashy clubs, this place might be your thing. I literally felt overdressed - as in, I was wearing too much fabric compared to some of the scantily-clad girls showing off their lady-bits and muffin-tops. The drinks could have saved it, but they're weak and overpriced. Not recommended

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Posted by JessicaL on 09/27/2011 at 6:18 PM

Re: “Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery

Great .....if you want lots of cigarette smoke in a non-smoking area.  Not so good if you want appetizing food.  Their quality has certainly fallen since I was there last year.

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Posted by Bob Smith on 09/10/2011 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Sawmill Tap Room

Good food, terrible service.

Posted by mz on 09/04/2011 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Sawmill Tap Room

Unfortunately Indy doesn't let you rate places zero stars. We had a similar experience to the review above. The venue claimed to have the game we were interested in watching but then didn't. The manager didn't care one way or the other about us. The only real reason why we went out was because we didn't get the game at home. We spoke to the manager about the issue on our way out and she apologized however offered no solution. We called the GM the next day and he was very discourteous and snide even. We live in North Raleigh, there are plenty of decent sports bars in the area to go to. We will NOT be returning. If you're new to the city and looking for a good place to watch sports, the downtown sports bar is worth checking out, along with The Hibernian if you're looking for a more laid back environment.

Posted by gumpcraca on 09/04/2011 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Sawmill Tap Room

I'm extremely disappointed with the Sawmill Tap Room and its manager. We called ahead to see the NCSU game (6pm vs Liberty) and the hostess said it was on. Upon arrival, we find out it's not. Our friends, while on their way to the bar, called with the same question and the hostess responded by saying "I'm watching it right now." When we talked with the manager, she apologized for that mistake but said she "wished she could" comp us a round of drinks and that she would tell the hostess to not say that anymore. Our friends' brother called 20 minutes later only to be told that the NCSU game was on and that she was watching it. We again talked with the manager before we left, and again she apologized for the mistake but gave us some attitude. We won't be going back to this place!

Posted by Heidi Collins on 09/03/2011 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Peony Asian Bistro

I went here on a Sunday evening on my girlfriend's recommendation, and honestly I wish we hadn't it wasn't worth the headache. Our waitress took our drink orders and handed us the menus. My girlfriend who frequents the place already knew what she wanted, but for me, never being there and being a sushi lover I needed some time to thumb through all the rolls. So our waitress brings back our drinks and asks if we're ready to order, um no we're not we both have our faces still buried in the menu. About a minute later she comes back and rudely asks again if we're ready to order. I explain that I need a little while to look over the menu for what rolls I want and she walks of in a huff. About two minutes later she comes back and barks "you ready to order". At this point I had become so agitated, and felt so rushed I was ready to leave the money for the drinks and go somewhere else. Ps we were there around 7pm, they didn't close until 1030 so we weren't keeping the staff there. My girlfriend answers and once again says no, our waitress then tells us that we have five more minutes and then we need to order. By this point I didn't care about the food, all I wanted was a new waitress and the manager. Another waitress seeing our agitation began to make rounds at our table to try to smooth things over. The rude waitress would come back in a gruff every once in awhile in between, she asked if I wanted anymore sweet tea, I replied "no" and yet she still takes my glass and gets the sweet tea anyways. By the time our check came we were beyond agitated and fed up with our horrible service and asked our waitress where is the manager, she replied he's out of town. The other waitress on duty then walked up to the conversation and corrected our waitress and said he's right over there. Having lied, and been utterly rude to us for no reason all night my girlfriend went and told the manager the whole story. His reply, "I'm sorry, we've been having problems with her tonight". Really? Not that either of us were looking to get compensated for the horrible dinner we had, but everyone in that restaurants utter lack of responsibility was appalling. We will NEVER go here again, I rather eat at a generic, chain restaurant then experience their disregard for customer service ever again. Needless to say there was no tipping involved, that wasn't even a question. The sushi was average, nothing amazing. For what it's worth find your sushi elsewhere it's not worth the price to have your meal ruined by an uptight, downright rude waitress and a nonchalant manager.

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Posted by Mebell32 on 08/22/2011 at 7:13 PM

Re: “The Village Deli

Village Deli is perfect example of Location Location Location. We all have you been to a restaurant at beach or when you visit some new town there is a restaurant that is in the heart of the action. Looks inviting then you go inside and try the food, consequently are astounded how such a pathetic tasting food is served at gas gouging prices. Village Deli is it for Wake Forest. This place is Bad. REAL BAD… Wilted lettuce in salad. Hello! What appeared to be slimy old smelly cold cuts skimpy served on a huge roll. Tasteless. If I want bread I would go to a bakery. My attempt to get fresh salad was throated with rude/nasty person at register raising her voice at me. Wow… how about if I buy you a “side” of anger management classes Village Deli ?
Furthermore, this place is not a Deli not even with the furthest stretch of the imagination… I guess the thief that owns this place must know “Deli” in the name must sell. I have been told that there were others Village Deli's that went under, because of bad food and astronomical prices (winning combination). I am sure this one in Wake Forest is not far behind. Avoid this place at all cost … Do not waste your monies on bad old food that might man you sick…

Posted by samfilmore on 06/05/2011 at 8:03 PM

Re: “Sparians

I made reservations for a party of 35 at Sparians 3 weeks in advance. I received a call from management the night before the event asking me to make changes to my reservations. They called me back 4 hours later and said they realized they can still assist me and I can keep my reservations. The day of the event February 19, 2011, I had my entire party of 35 people there and they told me my reservations had been cancelled. We were supposed to eat and bowl. They told me it would be a 3 to 4 hour wait. I saw some available tables and available bowling lanes. I asked mgmt if they would split my group, so we could still eat and bowl. They told us they would not be able to give us a sufficient time line of when we could be seated or bowling until every one that was in line have gotten tables. We waited an hour and they still said it maybe 3 or 4 hours before we could be seated or could bowl. We saw other people walk in without reservations and get a table and a lane. We finally were fed up, and told the management we would leave if nothing were available soon. They said “ok leave”. As we left, we saw 4 lanes available with no one bowling and a significant amount of tables available. The location was not packed at the time we were there. My party of 35 was willing to pay the ridiculous prices for food and bowling. The management and customer service was horrible. The location is pretty but their service, high prices, and customer care is horrible. If they do not change the way they treat their customers, and make adjustments to their prices, they will not be in business long.


Posted by jacdaldot on 03/04/2011 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Artichoke Basil Pizza

I have absolutely no trouble believing the report from vanweiz. I dined with two friends at Artichoke Basil for the first time yesterday. I am a sweet-faced 29-year-old woman with enough waitressing experience to *never* be the least bit rude or off-putting to wait staff, EVER. And my two friends are the gentlest lambs in the world. When my caesar salad came to the table, tasting like an anchovy had curled up and died in it, I didn't know what to do because I so dislike complaining and didn't want to create a fuss. My sweet friend, however, wanting to make sure I had something to eat for lunch, took the offending salad to the counter to politely ask if we could exchange for a house salad, and he was--I kid you not--STARED DOWN by two surly employees, who finally ended the conversation by aggressively pointing at the salad and accusing him, "Well YOU ORDERED it." We absolutely could not believe it, it was SO out of hand. I left hungry and lost my $8. I will NEVER be back, and I will tell everyone I know.

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Posted by eatswiththecows on 01/09/2011 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Blue Corn Cafe

What happened to the Blue Corn? It used to be pretty good. Yeah, there were issues with the servers, but the food was fresh and interesting. But when I dined there today, it was horrible. Canned sauces, canned refried beans and American cheese in the quesadillas. They are awfully spendy for such an inferior presentation. And to top it off our server was inept.

This is a shame... They had a good idea in a great location and they are committing suicide. You'd be better off at Taco Bell. At least if the food is as bad as the offerings at the BCC, it would be cheap.

Insultingly bad!!!

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Posted by Galatea on 01/05/2011 at 1:34 AM

Re: “Sparians

Very disappointed when we went there to eat and check it out. I had the pleasure to talk with the Executive Chef before they opened and was excited that a new place was really expanding a menu to include gluten free breads/pizza dough and had many items on the menu for vegetarians to choose from. Totally different when we got there... I asked to talk with the Exc. Chef and it was not the person I met before (no longer there) and they aren't really interested doing that sort of meals now. The kids menu is either pasta or fried foods. My friend ordered BBQ ribs and felt he was eating Karo syrup. Just not what the atmosphere is lending to...So NO, it is NOT Vegetarian Friendly.

Posted by Betty on 01/03/2011 at 6:18 PM

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