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I had an unsatisfying brunch at Crave earlier this year. I and two others got various omelette permutations, and they were all rather mediocre. Or perhaps less than mediocre. We all wished we went to the IHOP instead. I do remember the potatoes being remarkably tasty though. I also got a pomegranate mimosa that was notable for its insipidness. It was the their last one according to the server; I kinda wish I knew that so they would not have given it to me… perhaps the bubbly was flat and/or something growing in the pomegranate juice.
All of us were definitely disappointed with the service. The place is quite small (and very busy when I was there), and there seemed to be an adequate amount of people working, but everything was slow. The restaurant did not appear to be flowing efficiently. Everyone was friendly enough, though… it’s not like they were surly and goofing off. Some places can handle work better under crowded conditions than others; Crave did not seem to be one of them. Perhaps it was just a bad day.
Things also did not get off to a good start when they said they wait would be 15 minutes and instead it was over an hour. Good thing that we weren’t outrageously hungry and that it was a nice day outside.
On the other hand, I was with the guy who always seems to attract bad seating situations (see when I went to Blue C Sushi one time). Maybe I should return without him.over 7 years ago