It is possible that the Montreux staff are putting up these 5 star comments to prop the place up? Wow what a great way to generate business. Not very honest if true. The place is okay but nothing to write home about. They still let drunks in who bother other customers, they don't appear to cut off anyone who is so obviously drunk. The food, well what can I say, it isn't a 5 star kitchen turning out gourmet meals. Its bar food and not very good bar food. Between my friends and me we have ordered most of items the tiny little menu has to offer. It seemed there for awhile the place was getting better, now over the last 5/6 months it's turning back into McGuires but under a different name and different management. Oh well, it had the potential to be good, but it doens't quite get there....ever!
I have visited this place twice. Once last December then again this past March. It isn't the greatest place in the world and though its at low end of not good, I have unfortunately been to a place worse. The food coming out from the kitchen is very inconsistent. I had the shrimp and grits and it was good. I had them again in March and the shrimp was floating in fat. My friends also said they food was basically thrown togeather and tasted like cardboard. The drinks were definetly watered down. We paid our bill and left without any future notions of returning. There are far too many GREAT places to eat, drink and be entertained to spend our money at then to spend it here. As my friends and I read the prior comments we really wondered if the five star reviews were the work of employees. If so, very sad, very dishonest
there seems to be a whole lot of scuttle butt going back and forth about this place. After initially reading the comments I thought I wouldn't step foot in the place. My friends had come from downtown to this place on several occasions and were mixed about it which convinced me even more not to see. Well as it happened I was in Summerville about a week ago and decided to go in on the spur of the moment. I truly wasn't impressed. I guess thats why this place is in Summerville. It would have closed months ago if downtown. I didn't see any family moments or up and coming professionals in the place. If the staff is nice to any one I didn't see it. Too busy texting. Oh well. I didn't expect anything great and I certainly didn't get any thing great.
What a disappointment!!! That's all I can say about this place. For anyone who enjoys a decent steak....DO NOT COME HERE! I saw this restaurant advertised as a USDA Prime Steakhouse so I had to give it a try. Let me start off by mentioning that I have had USDA Prime steaks all over the country. If you have never had a USDA Prime steak you are missing out. There is a reason why there are so few Prime steakhouses around. A USDA Prime steak is amazing....the meat melts in your mouth. They are truly worth the extra money you spend. I got the $33 so called "prime" ribeye. This was one terrible piece of meat. I've probably grilled a thousand Ribeye's at my house and never one this fatty. I can say for a fact that is place is getting ripped off if they are buying "prime" meat from their supplier. Maybe it's from Mexico?? I don't know but do not go here for a steak....truly disappointing.
As for the service...average
As for the decor and setting...nice but it can't be hard to keep the place looking nice when there is no one in it. There was one other guy sitting at the bar when my wife and I ate here.
I can't comment on the rest of the menu but from that joke of a steak that I had.....GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!
After going to this place and having such a terrible experience, I think some of the posting are put up by the owners to make other think this is the greatest place in the world. The food coming out is not only over priced, it is tasteless. Who ever is back there needs to go to cooking school. The drinks are over priced and they don't care what sort of person gets in....mostly drunks who should have been cut off at the bar they visited prior.
J THOMAS. I GET THE FEELING YOU DON'T LIKE THIS ZITO PERSON BUT DO YOU HAVE TO MAKE YOUR COMMENTS OVER A RESTAURANT REVIEW PAGE. YOU HAVE CERTAINLY TURNED ME AWAY FROM TRYING THIS PLACE. WHEN PEOPLE START MAKING PERSONAL ATTACKS ON A REVIEW PAGE, I WOULD THINK THEY ARE PRETTY HARD UP FOR ATTENTION OR HAVE A REAL HARD ON FOR THE PERSON THEY ARE MAKING NASTY COMMENTS ABOUT. YOU SHOULD BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PUT OUT ON THE INTERNET. YOU COULD BE LIABLE.
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.
SUCKY LITTLE OVERPRICED PLACE NEVER HAVE ANYTHING I EVER WENT THERE FOR I AM SURPRISED IT IS STILL THERE.
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???
We have given this burger joint several chances at winning our patronage, and after our experience yesterday I can assure you we will never be back. My boyfriend and I have many friends and when we go out we tend to invite as many of them as possible, so they will not only be losing our business, but theirs as well. Staff is rude, clientele is something to be desired and god forbid if you play the juke box in the corner. Everytime we have dropped $10-$12 bucks into the jukebox, the staff turns the volume way down or turns the jukebox off entirely. If they have a policy of turning it down or off everytime someone puts money in it, why do they have it? Food is typical bar fare and does not stand out from the hundreds of other bars in the area. I suggest you take your friends and your appetites some where else.
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.
The night before a group of out-of-town friends were about to depart, I suggested we go to Bambu for some sushi (everyone's favorite foodie splurge). We arrived and requested seating outside. Our waiter was attentive, and took our orders promptly, and we snacked on our edemame and waited...and waited...and waited...and waited...35 minutes later, our waiter returned to let us know our sushi was the next order up, and apologized for the wait. 5-10 minutes, we were told. So we waited...and waited...and waited...30 more minutes passed, my friends were tired, hungry, and cranky at this point, so we requested our food just be packed up to go rather than being plated, because we were already late to meet other friends back at the house. From walking in the door to when the checks/food finally arrived was a total of an hour and 20 minutes. Irritated, I requested to speak with a manager, not to be comped for anything, simply to express my frustration over being a weekly take-out patron for the past 6 months, and then to have had an experience like we did. He came over, and seemed satisfied giving us a half apologetic excuse, and walking off. Never again will I suggest Bambu to anyone getting anything other than takeout.
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.
went for lunch it took 1 hour to get my pizza husband had sandwich the meat smelled bad pasta salad was not fit to eat was very very old what has happened to this place i would never go again no manger to help us out whanted me to pay for this the must be crazy
Overpriced drinks, forgettable food, not a diverse liquor bar.
We left at intermission.
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