I just read the comments posted about Montreux. I have been there several times based on what my friends told. Each time the place has gotten worse. The bouncers stand around and let the obvious drunks harass and bother the other patrons. The staff used to be friendly and nice, they all have sour attitudes now. The food is absolutely horrible. Why would anyone throw away their hard earned money on the slop coming out of the kitchen. Initially I thought they were having a bad night, but two other visits later I realized it was more than a bad night. I have crossed this place off my list...forever and I would think a great many others have or about to do the same. What a dive!!
I had been waiting to try this restaurant for quite some time. So last night me and a friend of mine drove out there for dinner. We both love our steaks and had recently been to Grill 225 to enjoy one of their USDA Prime steaks...it melted in your mouth (@ Grill 225). As soon as we saw Neil Jordans was a USDA Prime Steakhouse we knew we had to try it. Afterall, Prime beef is the top 2% of all beef in America. I raised an eyebrow when we pulled in at 6:30 p.m. and were literally the only cars in te parking lot. We walked in and of course we were the only people in there. We each proceeded to order the 14 ounce USDA Prime Ribeye. Our mouths were salivating as we waited for our much anticipated steaks. As our waitress set our steaks in front of us and walked away, we both looked at eachother and said,"what the hell is this." I was shocked by how much fat was on these steaks. Ribeyes should have some fat on them but this was amazing. The steaks just looked like a mess. As we tried our first bites we both realized that this was not a prime steak. Anyone who has had prime beef knows the difference....this was a joke. By the time we were done, we each had about 4 ounces of fat and grissle (i didn't think a ribeye could have grissle) left on our plates. We were absolutlely shocked and very upset. To add insult to injury this place didn't have any sour cream for the baked potatoes!!! A steakhouse with no sour cream for the baked potatoes...are you kidding me! As we both sat there and complained to eachother about how horrible these steaks were, the waitress came by and asked how we liked them. I promptly told her that it was the worst steak I had ever had in a restaurant....and I am not exaggerating. I told her that there was no way this a USDA Prime piece of meat. She was shocked and quickly told me that all their steaks are USDA Prime. It even said so on the package. She went on to tell mee that each steak comes pre-packaged and is cut open just before it is grilled! Are you kidding me....a USDA PRIME steakhouse and they serve pre-packaged crap! I had heard enough. I was so mad I just wanted to get out of there. We paid our rediculous $85 dollar bill and left.
This was my worst restaurant experience ever! You could get a better frickin steak at Golden Corral! This place is a scam...they are not serving USDA PRIME BEEF...NO WAY! I knew there was a reason why we were the only people in this place....IT SUCKS!
I've now tried out sesame a couple times. The food is decent. The wait staff is cold, at best, they are inattentive and unhelpful. I tried to watch a game, but everyone was too busy to change the channel for me. This will be the last time I go to Sesame. I recommend you don't even try it--the food isn't worth the hassle.
I agree that this place used to be better. Yesterday, during Happy Hour, we spent $47, and this is without tip. What did we get? 3 drinks, shrimp nachos with about 3 shrimp cut up, not melted cheese and just about no toppings, a chicken salad sandwich, and BAD shrimp and grits. I mean the grits were like in a SOUP of grease and their "andoulle sausage" was jimmy dean breakfast sausage!! They get one star because the sandwich was alright and I've been there before for brunch with positive results. What happened???
Beware: if you order something to-go from the menu online, you might get something very different than expected. I ordered the "Grilled Shrimp & Four-Bean Salad" (supposedly with fresh beans, red onion, peppers and a light vinaigrette). Back in the office, what I got was a mixed field green salad with apple, avocado, cheery tomatoes, and a big handful of crumbled bleu cheese scattered on top (I can't stand bleu cheese). I called to see what the mix-up might have been: "Oh, that's the way we do the grilled shrimp salad now." So the online menu is incorrect. Beware.
You know I just read the review from "scguy01". I was there the same night as the loud very drunk lady. The staff didn't do anything. The women in question was bothering other people, very loud. Don't they have any one running the place? Apparently not. Who wants to go out and spend money when there are obvious drunks making other people uncomfortable with a staff hanging around with their thumbs in their ears. I don't. I won't. I have better things to do with my time and money and so do my friends. What a dump
This place used to be GREAT!!! That was until they parted ways with the GM, Derek Zito. Boy what a mistake that was. Can anyone tell me where he is now? This place is letting all the nasty characters back in from before when it was a real dive. I have frequented this place for the last time. Tell me where Mr. Zito is so I can go there!!
Im with the negative people, this bar sucks. I can't wait for this place to go out of business so another bar can take the prime location. I hope this recession will end this place. If this review causes anyone to avoid this place, mission accomplished. Think about it, I took time out of my day to create an account here just to tell the world how awful The Brick is. Everyone who gave this place glowing reviews must work there or be friends with people who work there. What makes this place suck is the people who work there. Just plain rude.
Overpriced drinks, forgettable food, not a diverse liquor bar.
I arrived at Midtown for dinner last week around 8:15, only to hear the doorman told me it was "one in, one out." We waited for around 10 minutes, got in, and it was jam-packed with college kids all drinking ad nauseum. I had the fried chicken wrap and waited 25-30 minutes to get served. The food gets to the table and... it's crap. Cold and slimy. If you're looking for a bar that you can order shitty food in while you get trashed, Midtown is the place for you. Otherwise, save your money.
What's twisted about this place is that they feel like a sports bar, situated in what is essentially a strip mall, can charge $18 for crab cakes..... REALLY?
Yet another failed attempt at the restaurant/bar hybrid. The food is piss poor, place smells like spilled liquor, bad lighting, and loud as a steam engine. AVOID!
All of my friends highly recommended Poe's as the best burger in town. We went there on a weekday afternoon to try it out. I ordered a burger medium-well and my girlfriend ordered hers medium rare... two totally different burgers. When I got mine, I cut it in half and realized it was rare. My girlfriends was well done. I sent my undercooked, cut in half burger, back nd when it was returned it was the SAME burger! They re-cooked my cut-in-half burger along with the cheese, onion straws and BBQ sauce that was already on it - AND it was still undercooked (they couldn't cook it on both sides because of the garnishes!) When I called the server over to tell her it was STILL undercooked she said "Well, what do you want it to look like??" Needless to say, this was my first and last visit to Poe's!!
This place sucks; terrible sound, bad bartenders, and it's usually overcrowded.
Terrible service!! I came in for lunch, the waitress barely noticed me even though it was not busy. She was to busy talking to other workers. When my order came she forgot my condiments so I got them myself from the bar along with my drink. Tried it again at night, very cramped and lots of elderly. Not my place to hang out!
Food wasn't that great and the service was even worse. Grizzly bartender was a chump that needed to be decked. I know it is DI but their drinks are pretty damn expensive. The only thing that I like about the place is that it is dog friendly.
Went Saturday for my 21st birthday and had friends with me that were 20. They advertise that they let in 18 and up, but they wouldn't let in boys that were 20. They only do that on Thursday nights. Would have been nice to find this information out before hand. Tried to call several times during the week to get some information, but no one ever answered. Will not go back here. I took my $300 dollars elsewhere. Do they want 18 year old girls going into this club by themselves to get hit on by old men? I think so. Bouncers were rude. Will be sure to tell all of my friends what a horrible experience I had.
I was very offended by the staff. Food was below average. A little better than McDonalds.
As a former food and beverage worker, I was not impressed with Neil Jordan's. There is a bit of a disconnect as to what this restaurant is trying to achieve. First, signs flaunt "flip-flop friendly" and "$2 Yuengling", yet steaks flaunt USDA Prime and a $7 side baked potato. Figure out your niche and go with it. Either you are a casual bar-restaurant, or you are fine dining. If you are going the casual route, drop the high prices for decent enough food and mediocre service. If you are looking to be fine dining, get rid of the room full of televisions and get your servers trained.
I will say that the food was cooked properly, but that it was nothing out of the ordinary. Sides are basic, steaks are hard to mess up, and only the specials show-cased any of the talent the kitchen might have. Step up the creativity in this tough market!
In regards to the front of house, I've seen a manager/owner only one of the times we dined in. Other than that, when I came on the weekend, the servers appeared frazzled and the owner was drinking at the bar?! Table maintanence was lacking and our server had little to none wine knowledge. This will not get you by in today's time, and my wife and I will not be back for another round.
Please don't waste your time at this over priced tourist trap. The only thing, and I mean the only thing this restaurant has going for it is its location. Coast or Hanks downtown offers WAY better seafood at a comparable price. Twisted Fish (Breakroom) for seafood n tapas or Poes for tuna tacos is a good choice also. Pearlz is a fantastic place to go for oysters and other fare too. I would avoid RB's at all costs. It has terrible food, ownership, parking, and prices. It rivals Noisy Oyster as the worst seafood and atmosphere in Charleston/Mt P. It received a star because at least it keeps a few people employed...
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