Jack's Bistro Complaint - Retro Feel, Good Food, and Poor General Manager
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND -- I went to Jack's tonight for the first time. We (party of 2) arrived early (5:30) trying to beat the crowd that we were told would surely be there for dinner. Food was Great, see notes after my brief rant.
First impressions are very important and ours was less than good. From all the reading I have done on this restaurant we have heard that the best seats in the house were the booths in the bar area, so that it was we requested before being told the pretentious and assuming general manager [snip - no names please] that she would not seat us in the booths because we were only a party of 2, it was restaurant week, and important customers might be coming in. POOR FORM: If you don't want to give a table come up with a better excuse then MIGHT. When we left 2 of the 3 filled booths had, you guessed it, parties of 2! "Oh, I guess I could have given you a booth, sorry" she said on our way out.
Enough of the rant. The food was excellent! I had the Garlic Shrimp and a Caesar and my +1 had a stake. The waitress made a Great recommendation on the wine and all in all it was a great meal. If you do go here, and you should, you must ask for Becky to wait on you as she is fabulous. And you MUST have one of the coveted Booths, don't take any excuses!