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Posted by Anonymous on 05/26/2009
Unlike the other review here, we've found Dish to be like eating at a catered meal at home. Get to know the staff and they are wonderful and will accomodate anything and anyone. It can be a bit pricey, but worth it. Meals cooked to order. Expect to spend an evening, altho they do have a pre-theater seating. Not for night owls (what *is* in FB?), alas. Porkchops moist. Macaroni and cheese the best (from one who does not like mac/cheese usually), creative food combos and arrangements. Have not been to brunch, but have discovered small hotel restaurants in West End and FB do not do this well in any case. I suggest trying Dish and enjoying the experience, even if it turns out not to be your cup of tea.
Posted by anonymous on 04/29/2009
The food at Dish is fine, though uninspired-- comparable to what one finds in a diner or coffee shop. The service, on the other hand, is the poorest I have ever encountered. Dish is the only restaurant at which a server has ever declined to take my order, insisting that I have the buffet continental breakfast even though the item I attempted to order from the menu was available. (I think she was trying to avoid the trouble of putting in an order for a hot breakfast or bringing me a plate of food from the kitchen.) Dish is also the only restaurant at which I have ever gotten into an argument with my server, who was extremely rude to me about another, unrelated matter. Both my fellow diners and I found it impossible to get refills on our coffee; the waitress persistently ignored our summons. One of my fellow diners found herself embroiled in a lengthy spat with the waitress about whether she had ordered a biscuit or toast with her eggs; at any half-way decent restaurant, the server would either (a) have written down the original order; or (b) brought the requested biscuit immediately when asked, regardless of whether she thought the customer had originally ordered toast. The servers failed to promptly restock items on the breakfast buffet when they ran out. They also cleared away dishes and silverware while we were still eating; I suppose this was an element in the plan to avoid refilling our coffee and hustle us out of the restaurant (which was only 1/3 full) as quickly as possible. All in all, I can't imagine a less pleasant place to begin the morning. The River Inn, in which Dish is located, is pleasant enough, but avoid the restaurant at all costs.