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Lucy's Seafood Kitchen 75 King Street South, Waterloo, ON N2J1P2
2009/03/14
  • It had been a while since I dined at Lucy's, and...
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 2
  • It had been a while since I dined at Lucy's, and the place has really gone downhill.

    We used to come in all of the time, and it was a pleasure. The food was great, and we loved our favorite server, Reid.

    Upon returning, we got several dishes from the sum sum menu. The food wasn't up to par, but we brushed it off as a fluke.

    Our server was in-your-face, rude, and unkempt. The manager was creepily staring at our table the whole lunch, too. I guess he had nothing better to do.

    Afterward, we were left missing the old Lucy's standards.

 
Ali Baba Steakhouse 130 King S, Waterloo, ON N2J1P5
2009/03/14
  • This is the worst dining experience I have ever...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 3
  • This is the worst dining experience I have ever had.

    When we walked through the door, there was no one to greet us. We waited for about 5 minutes before I even saw a server in the dining room.

    We reserved a table earlier in the day, and when we told them what name the reservation was under, they said that they didn't have a reservation under that name. The way that the hostess spoke to us was almost argumentative, and I felt like we were really putting her out.

    The service was terrible throughout the night. The wait time was way too long for a nearly empty restaurant. The owner, [name removed], was lumbering around the restaurant barking at the servers, and being completely unprofessional. As a former server, I found this appalling. The thought of seeing him again is enough to make me never entertain the thought of returning.

    The food was terrible. It was cold when it arrived, and it looked like the vegetables were frozen. The prices are really unreasonable considering the poor food quality and preparation.

    Even worse than the awful owner and rude hostess, was the decor. Anyone who has experienced this restaurant, knows what I am talking about.

    Horrible service. Horrible food. Horrible experience. I definitely do NOT recommend this "restaurant".

 
Wildcraft 425 King Street North, Waterloo, ON N2J2Z5
2009/03/14
  • What a disappointing meal. The food...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • What a disappointing meal.

    The food consistency obviously went out the window when it got busy. My lamb was cooked to a medium-well when I asked for it rare. The caesar salad was also missing parmesan cheese.

    The service was alright. Our server was slow, but was friendly and polite. She forgot to bring condiments for the W Burger and a steak knife for the lamb, however.

    The thing that always brings us back is the amazing atmosphere. Sitting in the W bar is a casual, trendy experience.

  • Order: caesar salad, scallops; W burger, rack of lamb
 
Janet Lynn's Bistro 92 King St. S., Waterloo, ON N2J1P5
2009/03/14
  • What an amazing restaurant! My boyfriend and I...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • What an amazing restaurant!

    My boyfriend and I had been here before and loved it. We came back, and were certainly not disappointed.

    This is the best food in the city, hands down. The chef has done an immaculate job with presentation, consistency, and creativity.

    We had the most outstanding server. She was helpful, knowledgeable, and pleasant. Even though it was busy, she was prompt and able to chat. Service with a smile!

    The atmosphere is nice, but the decor is slightly outdated. My only other suggestion for the restaurant is to get a website so that others can experience this gem!

  • Order: caesar salad, antipasto for two; rack of lamb, pasta