Monday, September 1, 2008

Okay food. Awful Service.

Yesterday was our first (and likely last) visit to Earls on the 16th Street mall. We were looking for a low key meal before catching Hamlet 2 (C+) at the Pavilions. We were really disappointed in our last trip to Appaloosa Grill (one of the few local spots on the mall) so we decided to give Earls a try.

Downstairs was open seating which is code for sitting 11 minutes before any servers notice you. The menu does not match the online menu. (Both items JB had picked out online were not offered at the Denver location.) The food was actually okay. The mixed greens came with dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, carrots, and grape tomatoes which were all fresh but the vinaigrette was a bit flat. The soup was decent and JB enjoyed his seared tuna sandwich. Just one example of the poor service: Our waitress took my club soda to refill mid-meal and disappeared for 20 minutes.

(sigh) Does dinner and a movie in Denver really have to be this cumbersome?

1 comment:

DenverHotPants said...

There is an Earls in Highlands Ranch. Enough said.