We went to this place last night. We had reservations for 7:30 - party of 3. I recieved not 1, not 2 but 3 phone calls asking for confirmation for the res.. Desperate was my 1st thought... but we decided to go anyway (it was a toss up between this place or Sette - my old standby). This was our first time dining here. The place was empty and we were seated immediatly. The waitress was very nice.. She explained the menu and answered the questions we had. We all agreed that the food was pricey but we really didn't mind spending money on a great meal however this was not the case. We each ordered an appetizer and entree. The food was just ok...the pasta with shrimp was very bland and the ingredients were nothing special. I honestly felt like I could have done a better job with this dish. The 17 north salad sounded good but when I tasted it, the artichokes were straight out of a can from Walmart. No flavor, very rubbery and the dressing was almost non existent. My husband had the fried chicken. I will simply say he was sick after eating it. However, his side of collard greens were good. The 3rd person in our party had the eggplant parm and that too was blah.. Too much red sauce and cheese - where's the eggplant?!?! The overpowering flavor of oregano ruined it for me. This place has Oak steakhouse prices for less then average food.
On a positive note - the waitstaff was nice and informative. (with the exception of the weird guy who brought out the food. Never said hello and looked at us like we each had 3 heads.
I dont not consider myself a food connoisseur by any means. however, I can appreciate good quality food and I dont mind paying for it. It's fair to say that i will never recommend 17 North or go back. Oh and if you do head to this place, check out the self absorbed pic the owber Brett has hanging up of himself over the fireplace.. I mean come on, really?!?!?!?
Went to the one on Rivers for the 2nd time, the same guy was working and completely rude. He said I needed to wait 3 wks before changing my nose piercing, wouldn't even look at it the first time, so I went back 3 weeks later. The guy immediately screamed "no kids allowed" when I walked in with my 2 year old. Since I am a single mom, I guess I am suppose to hire a babysitter for 10 minutes while I have my nose stud changed out. They were having roofing problems, so he couldn't do any piercings and when I went to point at my nose he screamed, "do not touch your jewelry. See the sign" Completely disgusted - went up the road to Exotic Impressions and they were awesome. Took care of my nose, extremely helpful, and very friendly to my son.
This barbeque is just ok at best, nothing like the Duke's in Ridgeville! Almost everything in the resturant is super unhealthy so I won't be back, so bad for your health.
Bull Street Gourmet, eh? More like Bull Sh%* Gourmet. Sad to say this place has really declined in credibility. Recently ordered a bagel sandwich and was given a BLACK bagel. Completely burnt. The staff is so rude, also clearly they do not pay attention to what they are serving.
In addition, they advertise that they use H&H Bagels. H&H Bagels are New York bagels. When I ordered a bagel, I watched the clerk grab my bagel from a Kirkland / CostCo bag.
Not only do they serve you burnt food, but they lie about where the food comes from.
Get it together, B.S.G. Bring back what used to be good.
By far the worst comic store I've ever been in. Service is terrible and the owner is a crook.
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!
The restaurant looked very nice. What looked to be a nice surrounding to have good lunch in, turned out to be a nightmare. When we sat down there was only one other couple having lunch. When we were looking at the menus, we saw the waitress delivering two meals to the table where the other couple was sitting. They both received the wrong dishes even though there were only TWO people in the restaurant.
The food all tasted like it came from a can, and by using frozen spicy tuna with many other frozen fish, the sushi has gone down. One of my friend told me that Tokyo Bistro has a new sushi chef, which I think it made a big differences on the sushi part., or even their hibachi.
The overall experience was bad, that it was even somewhat funny.
Conclusion: never go there!
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!
My Husband and I just finished having dinner at this establishment. The first sign that our meal was doomed to be a meal from "KITCHEN NIGHTMARES" was when our side salads came out, they consisted of lettuce a tomato and a small cup of raspberry vinegarette dressing far from "authentic Italian."
Our salads were $5 a piece for what lettuce and tomato? The bread tasted as if it was microwaved. After much disapointment we recieved our meals, my husband ordered Lasagna that had absolutely no flavor. My husband offered me a small bit and I can honestly say I've had better microwaved meals. The worst part of the dinner was my meal, I ordered a chicken Florentine dish that tasted like nothing special.. It consisted of a boiled chicken breast floating around in what tasted like campbells chicken soup and noodles with microwaved spinach. To top off the chicken breast was a microwaved slice of provolone cheese. The dish I ordered was nothing special $17 FOR WHAT? The food that we ordered tasted like something that we could have made at home, but never would. We also chose to use a coupon that we had that clearly stated "Buy one Dinner of equal or great value and recieve a second dinner of equal or Greater value for free. When Our waitress saw our coupon she said "Im sorry we cannot honor these because the coupon book that printed these for us made a typo sorry. Ok soo the typo is the customer's fault?? This was our first and last time eating at Bella Napoli. The worst part was when I recieved the bill I honestly wanted to vomit my tastless meal back up. $57.00 I WAS DISGUSTED to say the least, We ordered 3 teas, 2 meals, 2 side salads and 1 kids meal and none of it was worth $57.00. My husband and I eat out alot because we love trying new places and Charleston certantly has alot of wonderful, delicious restaurants in the area however Bella Napoli is not one of them. This meal was a total waste of money. OVER PRICED MICROWAVED DINNERS, BUYER BEWARE!!!!!
Not a big fan of this place either. I went in for lunch one day and got the falafel. i agree with everyone that it's way over priced for a mediocre meal. The falafel weren't cooked well and weren't very flavorful. i loaded up on the toppings bar but found it more overwhelming than delicious. Definitely a waste of the $9, i would have been happier with a $5 footlong.
I had high hopes and was disappointed, to say the least. I ordered a junior falafel, which had one falafel in half a pita. I paid $3.00 to make it a "combo" which I assumed meant I would get a regular size fries and drink (since there was no junior combo) and instead got what looked like a styrofoam dixie cup and about 10 soggy, lukewarm fries. All in all, I paid 12 dollars for half a sandwich and a half order of fries. Also, I asked for my fry sauce on the side and got it on top, making the fries even soggier. The falafel itself had good flavor but I agree with one of the other comments above- Charlie's grocery has the best falafel in town that they make from scratch every day and you get a whole pita with four or five falafel for $5.00!
Extremely overpriced. Pretentious presentation of menu. Stick to Charlie's Grocer if you want authentic falafel.
I have been here many times but today will be the last. Apparently the chef was late and having a bad day so the opening time was not as posted on the door. A verbal attack with profanity by a hysterical chef rather than an explanation is not the way to ensure a repeat customer.
taco boy blows ! terrible from every stand point !
Two words for anybody thinking of trying Taco Boy..."Taco Bell!!!"
Wow! I ordered a shrimp PLATTER ($14) and got 8 barely-quarter-sized shrimp that made just 2 tacos with the provided tortillas. That's 2 tacos at $7 each. (For those of you who think that's a deal, I've got a bridge to sell you.) I don't know of these are locally-sourced shrimp or not, but if they are, I didn't expect to be the only person paying for the shrimper to make his living — or maybe it's that Taco Boy doesn't feel the need to make their takeout orders worth it and have their customers return. I'll certainly never go there (or take out) again. [Footnote: I also got rice and black beans with the platter; however, flavor must have been an upgrade option on the menu that I missed seeing when ordering.]
Flip off my friend because of her bumper sticker? Oh, by the way, the food is not great.
My partner and I went to Tasty Thai last Fall and had a wonderful time. The service was a tad slow but not inattentive and the food was surprisingly good. We picked up a Restaurant.com gift certificate and headed there on 2/22/11. I'm sorry we did. The food was missing key ingredients, the service was a schizophrenic blend of apathetic and combative, the prices far too high, and the music much, much too loud.
WAY over priced and food not great.
Went once and will not return. This place is terrible. Food sucks and prices are ridiculous. Don't waist you your time and $$$.
Thank goodness it is tucked away behind Town Center and not sitting on Johnny Dodds, what an embarrassment that would be!
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