Now, you see, I’d have handled it a bit differently. I’d have just paid the bill and walked out without touching a damned thing. By the way, welcome to Roadfood. You live in a very beautiful part of America.
Kriscenter, welcome to Roadfood and thanks for the enlightening post. Glad you told us why it’s a bust. I hope your next post is from a much better experience. looking to see you around the board.
Sorry, that’s a sad experience, for you and the restaurant. Luckily, though, you have so many great places to choose from in Portland that the "latest and greatest" doesn’t have to be an option very often.
Bar Lola’s just lost these patrons and anyone else in our large group of friends. My husband and I, along with our husband and wife friends just got home from an evening out at the "newest, hottest place" to eat in Portland. We are always up for trying a new place to eat–we eat out frequently and have no qualms about spending good money for a great evening of food, spirits and ambiance. After entering the tastefully decorated restaurant we were quickly seated and greeted. We browsed the menu and deemed the prices reasonable. We anxiously awaited our "salads". Us ladies ordered the bacon, avacado and crabmeat salad as an appetizer. We got ONE leaf of lettuce, maybe 10 crumbs of bacon and a very small mound of crabmeat. Avacado was fine. When our husbands "Wolfneck Farm Skirt Steak" came we nearly burst out laughing! There was MAYBE 2 ounces of meat and 1/2 cup of mashed potatoes on that dessert plate. I ordered the ravioli and received TWO raviolis and some tomato slices under them. My friend’s fish portion was mediocre at best. We were so absolutely mortified we just didn’t know what to do…….so we licked the plates clean, paid the bill……AND WENT OUT FOR DINNER! [:p]
Sorry to hear about your unfavorable experience at Bar Lola. I live in Portland, but have not visited Bar Lola as yet because its not air conditioned. The chefs have had great experience and recommendations, but really don’t know what happened to this joint… Hopefully it will get better, or it will demise like the two, or three, or four previous restaurants in the same location.
Bar Lola’s on Congress Street a BUST!
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