So we've established for certain that Ryan Leaf owns this place?
good food, but too crowded now. Also, sad to say the owner, though Irish, has NO idea how to cook a proper scone!
I love going through the drive-thru at BBC, but the service inside the restaurant has been awful on the 3 occasions I've eaten there. I don't mind laid-back service, but in one visit, my waitress forgot multiple drinks, didn't put my order in at the same time as my dining companions', and wasn't at all apologetic. In an attempt to rush my food out, the kitchen delivered my "sautéed" fish almost entirely raw. To be fair, they did comp my meal - but I don't think I'll risk eating in, again.
I live in the neighborhood .. Staff service is uneven & at times the Mgr is haughty as if she is doing you a favor by serving you .. Don't go here at busy time .. Food is fresh & tasty but expensive ..
While the food is good, they are extremely inconsistent. For example, on more than one occasion, I have ordered a spinach wrap and received it with no spinach. Also on more than one occasion I've ordered a Strawberry Fields salad and received it with no strawberries! When I order kids meals for my kids, they give me the drink that goes with it less than half the time. It just seems to me that there is an extreme lack of training that affects the quality of the food and service.
Everything said by the two most recent reviewers is true: it takes forever to get your food, even if they aren't busy; the owner will carry on lengthy personal conversations while you are waiting; the people working there rarely know how much anything costs and it takes a while to pay. I think we have become so accustomed to super polite, fast, and cheap that any perceived inconvenience seems much bigger than it really is. Queen Street Grocery is not the place to go if you expect standard Southern sugar coated niceness, or if you are in a hurry, or if you want incredible food (the food is good, but don't expect to be blown away). Instead, if you go there, appreciate what it has to offer and accept it for what it is: a small, kind of quirky neighborhood corner store with crepes and coffee.
Thought this place was really good when I first tried it, a little pricey but the portion was big. Tonight, I got a Black and Blue that was quite small and had only a couple of pieces of chicken. For $9?? My son had the Turkey Bacon which was bigger and not skimpy on the meat. I live in the neighborhood, but don't think I'll be back anytime soon. Dellz has way bigger portions for less $.
We were there on opening day so it should get better as they iron out a few things. That being said, as another reviewer commented the frites were less than hot. This is due to the frites being staged on the counter next to the cash register with no warming plate or lamp, while they wait for their falafel brethren to join them.
My wife and I were excited to hear of Patat Spot's opening as we were frite fanatics during our time in Seattle. Unfortunately the frites we were served Saturday did not measure up to our previous frite experiences. They lacked the characteristic crunchy exterior accomplished by the double frying technique. They did not seem double fried. They were exactly like the fries I make at home. Good, but not frites. Just french fries.
The falafel. The two fried balls for $8 arrived inside half a pita shell. Seemed a bit steep. The price point would have been more acceptable if the falafel was really good, but it lacked a robust falafel flavor. We couldn't quite identify what was missing. The accompanying "Salad Spot" offered an impressive selection of condiments and toppings for both the frites and falafel.
The decor is pleasant and the service is friendly and welcoming. We'll be back in a couple of weeks for round two. We expect it will be a top notch experience next time.
You Say Potato They Say Friet..
I was quick to find that this is a very long name for a very small restaurant. Located at 41B George Street in the midst of other college favorites lies Patat Spot Friet & Falafel.
The owner is of Dutch heritage but was born and raised right here in Charleston and the restaurant is dubbed a “European Snack Bar”. We were curious and decided to give it a try.
The restaurant is painted a bright yellow and adorned with Parisian landmarks. We found it to be both warm and welcoming.
The service style is a walk up ordering system. You can get a regular or half pita filled with a cilantro, mint and bean combo or a large one. We both opted for the half pita.
The service and staff were very friendly, knowledgeable, and our lunch was served quickly. The odd thing is that the falafel a cilantro-mint-bean-chick pea combo is served within the pita and looks like a small hockey puck. My husband liked it, but it really didn’t blow my dress up. The good thing is that they offer a salad bar type of toppings that you can add to your pita.
We were told that many of the items on the topping bar were from the “pickle lady” at the market. They were all fresh and very inviting. We were quick to stuff our pita with these unique toppings.
The disappointment, unfortunately, were the French fries or Friets as they call them. Billed as potatoes imported from Belgium and “twice fried” for crispness, ours did not fit the bill. They were not served in the unique cone that we saw, but rather placed in one of our plates with the half pita, lukewarm and mushy - very disappointing. And they were $6.25, which think is a bit steep for friets.
I can say that we really liked the “toppings bar” and its freshness. We also enjoyed the choice of 15 dipping sauces that come with the friets. The spicy sriracia and Indonesian ketchup were a treat!!
I can’t say that I would return, but only because falafels aren’t something that I personally like, but I would encourage others to give it a try and hope that the restaurant does well.
blinding fluorescent lighting, average service, odd breakfast menu with no fresh fruit or typical fare. average food
Small portions but pretty good food. Very good service and cute atmosphere.
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