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Comment Archives: Locations: Bars + Clubs: 1 Star

Re: “Grindz Burgers & Brew

Attempted to dine at Grindz on a Saturday evening. Got to the door and was told there would be a $5 charge per person to get in. Seriously? A cover charge?

We wanted a burger and had planned on spending the requisite $10...but to be charged $5 so I could order a $10 meal seemed a bit obscene. You should be happy that I'm willing to pay $10 for a hamburger...not charge me 50% more than that just to give me the opportunity. What a joke.

Fortunately we did not have to suffer through the bad service as talked about in the multitude of reviews.

(We went down the street to Sesame and had a nice meal)

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Posted by JayL on May 8, 2011 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Laura Alberts Tasteful Options

I thought the food was overpriced for not being anything fancy. In addition, I asked the server to leave something off my plate, but she put it on there anyway and then had the nerve to get into an argument with me about whether or not I should still pay for it. She charged me for the same plate twice. It was an awful dining experience and I will not be returning. There are too many other places with better food and better service.

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Posted by DookieBalls on April 22, 2011 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Neil Jordan's Steakhouse

Ok..... Steakhouses should know their cuts of meat... Right? Neil Jordans tried to push off a NY Strip for a Ribeye. The justification from the waitress.... She pointed out the "eye" of the Ribeye for me. I wasn't buying it and neither was my friend sitting next to me who ordered the exact same piece of meat. His was a real Ribeye but believably it did not have an "eye" either. I can't believe the stupidty that went on at this restaurant on this day! I wasn't upset but I would have loved a Ribeye because that is what I ordered. The manager came over and removed the meal but only after I requested his appearance. We had 6 people at my table and they were through eating by the time they were willing to bring me what I had ordered. By then I was just not willing to hold up our entire party so I could eat the ribeye I ordered.... by myself! Too bad you can't give ZERO STARS! This is a Steakhouse and has the appearance of class and elegance.... enjoy it from the outside because its not worth it!!!!

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Posted by bebem on April 17, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Montreux Bar and Grill

This place is garbage....please dont waste your time going...drinks are watered down and food is terrible. Dont be fooled by all the 5 star/ "employee" ratings you see on here....you can definitely do better than this place

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Posted by suuuper on April 12, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Montreux Bar and Grill

I had a comment on here about how I was harassed by the staff. My buddy walked out on his thirteen dollar tab (which was a misunderstanding, and he went back and paid the next day). I was kept there by the waitress and bouncer and was threatened to had the police called on me for someone else tab. This comment some how was erased from the comment area. What kind of shady web site is this.

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Posted by F Cubed on April 12, 2011 at 12:37 AM

Re: “Joe Pasta

Terrible food, terrible service, awful experience........... This was such an unfortunate experience. This place used to have great food. What happened????

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Posted by bebem on April 9, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Mike Calder's Buffalo Pub

Terrible experience. Uncaring and unapologetic.

Ordered two burgers, one of which came with swiss cheese (per the menu description). My wife doesn't do swiss so she asked for a different cheese. The burger came to the table with swiss. She asked about it and the waitress took it back for a replacement. When it came back, a few minutes later, there was cheese still on the edge of the burger...they had only scraped it off. We waited, quite some time, for the waitress to return so we could ask about the burger. She was emphatic that they had cooked her another burger and that it must be mayonnaise we were seeing...but there was no mayonnaise on the burger. Not to mention mayo isn't rubbery and stick to burger meat. During this whole time I had not touched my burger as I don't eat until my entire party is ready. We stated that we were not satisfied and asked for the check. We were intending on paying for the meal even though we did not eat. The waitress left and came back to tell us, and I quote, "Just leave." She picked up our plates and walked away.

Never once during this exchange did the waitress offer an apology and never did we warrant a visit from any type of management. From reading the reviews below it seems the owner is setting a fine example. As they say...feces flows downhill.

Posted by JayL on April 1, 2011 at 12:14 AM

Re: “Soundwave Records & Comics

By far the worst comic store I've ever been in. Service is terrible and the owner is a crook.

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Posted by MrHarrilasagna on March 28, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Re: “NV Dance Lounge

I went to NV last weekend and had a horrible experience! I googled the club to find a contact number and found all the the negative reviews, and boy they are certainly correct! A HORRIBLE club with awful treatment of customers. My advice to you, if you are looking for a good time, take you business elsewhere! I know that I will be in the future!

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Posted by _M_ on March 27, 2011 at 10:39 PM

Re: “NV Dance Lounge

Awful customer service! I went to NV and after talking with the girl at the front—who I wondered if was drunk herself—my girlfriend and I were assured that after paying our ridiculous $20 cover, we would be allowed to go upstairs, look for our friends, and if we could not find them, we would be refunded our cover if we were to return within a reasonable time; which she told us was 30 minutes to look for our friends.

After spending 15 minutes in the bar looking for our friends; we went down to the same girl that promised us earlier that we would be promised a refund of our cover; and inquired about our refund. She told us that we were out of luck and that we would not be refunded our cover. I offered to split the difference with her, which she could give us $10 and we would be on our way. She questioned why I was arguing with her about $10; I told her that we were not arguing with her about the money, but rather why we were being lied to. I was not belligerent, and was in no way disrespectful toward the cover girl. She then motioned toward the bouncer and without provocation or warning; and without being simply asked to leave; I was assaulted and thrown out of the bar and onto the concrete.

Don't go here if you want to have a good time! Crappy, awful service and a crappy experience!

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Posted by charlestonj on March 26, 2011 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Hatchell's American Tapas Tavern

Cold and dark atmosphere. Waitress was extremely slow and barely paid attention to us. Overall the food was very disappointing. Will not return or recommend to friends.

Posted by Anonymous1 on February 6, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Blind Tiger

I recently went to the blind tiger, and had a terrible experience. I actually felt quite unwelcome there. I am a single female, and I go out to eat dinner alone often. I used to own 2 restaurants several years ago, where I served made from scratch pierogies. I was excited to see they had them and decided right away to order them and see what they do with them. I watched as the chef took the pierogies and threw them in a deep fryer, I was already disappointed, I knew that destroys the delicate nature of them. I presumed they were store bought (machine made) which is ok if they are served properly. When he brought them up from the deep fryer, he piled about a cup of crumbled bacon in the middle of them... (I don't eat bacon) but I had never seen bacon served on pierogies. The traditional way to serve them if you don't have a gravy or sauce, is "lightly sauteed, with sauteed onion and topped with sourcream.
When he was finished he put the plate up and it sat getting cold while the female bartender was flirting and talking to various men at the bar, until I interrupted her to request my food and another beer which had been empty for awhile. She gave me the food but no silver wear, so I had to ask for that, then I scraped away all the bacon and asked for sourcream, she said she didn't have any and she didn't ask the chef or ask me anything further about my food. She never approached me again until I had to ask for my check, it was clear I wasnt going to be served here. She proceeded to serve a couple more people and talk some more until I insisted that she get my check, I was the only female at the bar, and I couldnt help but say, I hate when female bartenders hate on female customers, which was clear since everyone else seemed to get excellent service. I told her so, and left without tipping, (first time I ever did that) I had told her, I wanted to talk to the chef and give him a suggestion on how to serve the pierogies traditionally from a person who has made them for 30 years, it seems he would have wanted to hear it, but he refused to be friendly as well. Boo on people who ignore someone because they think they will not be tipped properly, I always tip good service as if I were two people, and I come back. I will not go back in there, but thought seriously about writing to the owner, since I do have restaurants who want me to sell my pierogies to them for their restaurants! But no, 0 stars for service and food

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Posted by CoriFulton on February 5, 2011 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Blind Tiger

Food is not what it used to be! We have been coming here for a few years for the food and patio out back. The Pub used to have a Chef working the kitchen and now a handful of dirty t-shirt kids with no pride in the food or their appearance. Seems all the good employees have left. Shame. Last time we were there a woman we later found out was the owner was stomping around the pub yelling at various employees as costumers were tying to enjoy their lunch. She was out of control. We never went back.

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Posted by nctraveler on February 4, 2011 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Mike Calder's Buffalo Pub

I went there and the guy behind the bar was a real a$$hole, the waitress was all right so i didnt punish her by not tipping well i just will not be doing anymore business with them and i definately would not recommend them to anyone.

Posted by anotherguy on January 27, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Hippodrome

This Venue in conjunction with www.chs365.com hosted the most unprofessional NYE event I have ever been to. $150 tickets to sit in a 10x10 box that anyone could enter in a "VIP" area. Waiting over an hour for our limo and drinks. The advertisements stated the venue would have three rooms which were actually the two small lobbies and the theater . Besides the Bar staff being friendly and helpful, If there is ever an event hosted by www.chs365.com again I wont waste the time or money again.

Posted by stephendms on January 1, 2011 at 8:20 PM

Re: “NV Dance Lounge

Poor customer service, bouncers smell like they haven't showered in weeks, and sounds like it will be added to local military bases' list of banned establishments. Trailer trash staff needs to step it up A LOT if you want VIP clients. Catch a clue, NV: it's all about customer service no matter how the customers arrive dressed to impress.

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Posted by gayrights101 on December 5, 2010 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Rendezvous Bar and Grille

craphole. Food is horrible. Service is a joke. I wear a suit for 60 hours a week, if Im going to a BAR in North FRIGGIN Charleston, which is the armpit of the area anyways, and I dont want to tuck my shirt in, then I wont. NEVER go to this sh!thole

Posted by Pontus99 on November 30, 2010 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Rendezvous Bar and Grille

The best thing for this place to do would be to prepare to close. The food was mediocre at best. The service was extremely poor. I took my parents and younger brother here for "dinner" and left being disgusted and embarrassed. Definitely not worth the money I spent there. My mother and I thought we were ordering Ribeye steaks as stated in the menu at $17 each; well what we got were tough sirloins, ordered mid-rare; received more medium. the asparagus spears that came as one of the sides was cold and over cooked. My father ordered Chicken Parmesan ($12) and got 4-6oz chicken breast covered with 4oz of breading over a bowl full of fettuccine with 2oz shredded Parmesan, 1 piece of sliced mozz over "chicken" ; all swimming in around 10 - 12 oz of marinara sauce. My brother "Buffalo" Chicken sandwich looked like it had been dipped in hot sauce and was so hot that he could not finish it (and believe me, there is nothing the boy can't eat---until now) it was utterly gross to even look at. As an appetizer we ordered 20 pc lemon pepper chicken wings; well, the chicken tasted and smelled like it was about to expire; not to say the seasoning helped it at all. The "lemon pepper" tasted more like pepper and sugar with a hint of lemon. Our serve was new (that was most evident) but she was not being helped or should I say "trained" by either of the other 2 people there.

There were four tables including ours and it took 40 minutes for the appetizer and another 30 minutes for entrees. When we made the serve aware that we were not at all happy with our food she laughed. Well, a little later someone that appeared to be one of the "owners" came to our table asked about the issue and simply smiled it away as if it were nothing to be concerned with. I could go on and on about what is wrong with this place but will stop here.

The shame is that, with the right people owning and running this place it could be a gold mine. The atmosphere could be so much more than what it is. The building is beautiful (for a sports bar/ restaurant). Unfortunately, I will never be back there and will most certainly NOT suggest Rendezvous to anyone.

Posted by cadetgray on November 29, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Re: “O'Brion's Pub & Grille

Update, went on a Tuesday night, moderate crowd. Sat at the bar.

Service: one bartender was decent, the other seemed like she would rather be somewhere else.

Beer: still a decent selection of beer, lots of wasted taps, but a few good ones to occupy a pint or two.

Food: sliding down the deep crevasse. I got BLT, did not realize that everything was singular. There were a few slicess of bacon so no off points there, but a single thin slice of tomato and a single wisp of lettuce. BLT's are usually piled high sandwiches, this one barely put space between the slices of bread. It was as if they don't care.

Save yourself and only order beer at this place!

Posted by ALEYEAST on November 18, 2010 at 9:25 AM

Re: “King Street Grille

same great King St. Grille menu - HOWEVER - worst service in mt. pleasant. Waitperson usually unavailable when restaurant not busy. Hostess acted annoyed when I requested service. Downscale 'decor', hard rock music. Do yourself a favor and go to the excellent Freshfields Village location instead.

Posted by rayjay on November 14, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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