Honey Restaurant Complaint - Honey Restaurant - Dining

Review by 53875 on 2007-11-15
DOYLESTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA -- The owners of the Honey restaurant in Doylestown PA should be ashamed of themselves. It is ridiculously overpriced. After two drinks, one appetizer and an entree my bill came to $78.00 with the 20% tip included. When we were first seated a waiter brought out for us to eat a toothpick with a small round of sausage, a piece of spicy sweet pepper and an olive on top and described this as if we were about to eat diamonds. I was so insulted. I ordered the Beef and potatoes at $33.00 and it consisted of three tiny meat portions. One, a white bread round with what they call Koby beef patty on top then a tiny piece of beef short rib on mashed potato and then a tiny piece of steak on top of about eight french fries.

The food was OK at best and I could have ordered those things at the local diner for much less and would have gotten more food. Needless to say, I' will not be going back.
Comments:12 Replies - Latest reply on 2008-05-06
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-15:
Sounds like one of those "gormet" eateries,you know the places that offer almost nothing for huge prices.

Posted by Slimjim on 2007-11-15:
I hope you were seated with at least eight other guests since it sounds like that HIGH gratuity charge was not an option.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-15:
Did you know this was a high dollar place before you chose it?
Posted by Suusan B. on 2007-11-15:
I believe you were served Kobe beef which an Internet search reveals costs a minimum of $50 per pound. Sounds like you were at one of those trendy restaurants that goes more for quality than quantity.
Posted by spiderman2 on 2007-11-15:
Their website describes the prices so with a moment of research you should have known it wasn't going to be cheap. If you were insulted as soon as you sat down you should have left.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-15:
jdmiller, it sounds like they were trying to sell you Koby beef from Japan and I wont tell you what that really coast over there. Thanks for the information on this place to rich for my blood. Check out the C&P below to see what I mean.

Japanese Erotic Cuisine
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Posted by JaneyD on 2007-11-15:
I've been to this restaurant more than once and a tip was NEVER included, even with a large group. Are you sure about that? And re: the responses from some of the other posters, I agree. You could have seen the prices before you ordered and walked out if it seemed too much. It's fine dining, not a DINER, for heavens sake. And one other thing, the thing that you mentioned - the small bite of food at the beginning - was probably an amuse bouche (a food gift) that the chef sometimes sends out. I think that's a great touch. Why would you be insulted by free food??
Posted by killerklown on 2007-11-15:
You knew the prices before you ate. If you didn't want to pay them, and you didn't leave before ordering, then you have nothing to complain about.
Posted by Starlord on 2007-11-15:
It is Cuisine Nouveau, which means be ready to drop a fortune on edible artwork and be ready to find a Burger King on the way home to get something to fill your screaming, starving stomach. They serve you a meal that consists of a total of about three ounces of food and charge you three figures for it. I am sorry, I know a lot of good food places that feed you. Bill Johnson's Big Apple, Hometown Buffet, Golden Corral, and a number of mom & pop places that give you a good amount of food at a reasonable price.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-11-15:
Actually, $78 isn't bad for two at a fine dining restaurant - for drinks an appetizer and entrees.
Posted by bearfam on 2007-11-26:
Honey is one of my favorite new restaurants in Bucks County. It is mostly a small plate restaurant, similar to Tapas-style. That's not Nouvelle Cuisine (or Cuisine Nouveau as Starlord calls it). These small plate restaurants have been around Philly the last couple years (and other metro areas). This is the first small plate restaurant I know of in this area of Bucks County. The restaurant, which has only been around 6 months, puts out great food that you can't get anywhere within 25 miles.
Craig LaBan gave it a Very-Good rating in the Philly Inquirer a few weeks ago. http://www.philly.com/philly/restaurants/11087696.html
I concur that I've never had tip already included on my bill.
By the way, the Meat and Potatoes dish (which LaBan said was a success) uses potato bread instead of white bread keeping in theme with the dish.
Posted by north wales on 2008-05-06:
I dined at Honey for the first time recently, and our party of four loved it!
The plates are meant to be tasting size and shared. We are all eaters, and 8 small plates split between us were quite satisfying! Not every restaurant is a Houlihans or Chili's! The food was beautifully prepared and seasoned, and a refreshing departure from more typical fare in the area. Kudos to the chef/owner and waitstaff!

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