Sojourn Restaurant
Sojourn Restaurant

Sojourn Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sojournrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2125377745
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Service Starts at 5pm with the Kitchen Open until 1am Friday and Saturday, 12am Tuesday to Thursday, 11pm Sunday and Monday. Brunch on Sundays from 12pm-4pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Peter Petti
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Off site catering is available.
  • Private Party Contact: Event Manager 2125377745
  • Special Events: “So What’s Next?” Sojourn Wine Tasting Series “I always drink Pinot Noir, what else might I like?” Monday, January 17th, 2011 6:30 pm at Sojourn The premise is to offer guests the opportunity to taste and learn about other wines that are similar to their “favorite” in a fun and educational environment. The one-hour class will feature a Pinot Noir, plus four other wines that have like qualities, but different nuances. After, class members and guests are invited to stay for a 4 course tasting menu paired with wines in the style of the class. This will give everyone the chance to enjoy the new wine styles and see how they taste when paired with great dishes. Reservations for the tasting menu are available starting at 7:30pm. Wine Class: $25 per person Wine Pairing Dinner: $55 per person Class and Dinner Combo: $70 per person For Reservations or information Call Sojourn at 212-537-7745

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
  • Public Transit: 6th train to 77th Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Sojourn Restaurant
Singular in character and taste, this is how we define a memorable moment. How would you define yours? Start with a stay that embodies the spirit of culture in the Upper East Side's sexiest restaurant. Take a seat at our lively copper-coated wine bar voted Open Table's Choice Winner for Manhattan's vibrant bar scene. Bask inside of our hip, cabin atmosphere full of warm oak and red tones.Travel from plate-to-plate and from culture-to-culture by tasting our broad array of delights. We're a New American restaurant with globally influenced dishes. Locals and visitors alike are buzzing about our simple, heavenly ingredients and worldy appeal. You don't have to journey far from home for an adventure. Join us in our uptown neighborhood treasure for an unforgettable and taste-explosive escape.
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Sojourn Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
112 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (68)fit for foodies (63)good for groups (40)romantic (39)vibrant bar scene (38)special occasion (33)hot spot (28)notable wine list (26)late-night find (18)great for brunch (10)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Good food but noisy
    fishsauce
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We greatly enjoyed the food; it was fresh and well-balanced. However the noise level was intolerable to us. We had to shout across the table throughout the dinner conversation. Some of the dishes we liked were tuna tar tar, fish tacos, lamb (rack). The beef sliders had good presentation, however, over-cooked, greasy. We weren't impressed. We'd come back for the food and hope the restaurant would have away to decrease the noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A promising delivery...
    NYCReviewer
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Once again, Sojourn has impressed me, and this time my two friends from Italy who were visiting. In their so-far to day stay in NYC, both absolutely loved the restaurant. In fact, Lorenzo told me it's his favorite that he's eaten at in the city! I am always more than satisfied when I've dined here, but it was teh greatest feeling to see the response of my friends. Thank you Sojourn!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A drop of heaven...
    Restauranteur
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The aura of this restaurant is simply charming with a cozy, rustic, eclectic tone. The crowd it attracts seems to be a mix, whom mesh really well together. The energy in this restaurant is just perfect...and then you remember you're here to dine. The service, including the wait staff, bartenders and hostess, is just impeccable! I even met the owner and his son, whom are also extremely friendly and inviting personalities. Then the food...WOW WOW WOW! What a meal! I am highly impressed with the level of prestige without any pretentiousness or ridiculous prices (for the meals and the cocktails). Hats off to another outstanding experience & memory of supreme satisfation - for a night out on the town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too bad
    Particular
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This conveniently located restaurant was to have been regular for me however the menu prices me out of the market and the food is really too eclectic for anything to be prepared well. The so-called tasting plates have too much food on them are too expensive Duck spring rolls good Gnocchi was too sticky. the salmon was good and the mushrooms with it tasty but overcooked but there was too much oil and those tastes are not serendipitous together.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overcrowded
    Gringuita
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Have always enjoyed food and service but will avoid it on weekends. Too crowded, no space between tables. Food was quite tasty, prices were good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We got there for an early dinner and were glad we did. I had their arugula salad and sesame crusted tuna, both delicious. My friend had the capaccio appetizer and salmon entree which he also said was delicious. Even our drinks were good! As we sat there, the place really started to fill up. Once the restaurant was nearly filled, it was so noisy we couldn't hear each other talk. We were glad we got there early enough to hear each other and enjoy a good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rare discovery
    WineNdine
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Sojourn is a special find for me. One of the best places to go in New York, always an amazing crowd; warm and hospitable staff; cozy environment; amazing food and drinks... It's essentially like party with good friends when you are at Sojourn. This place is addictive, your first time, will not be your last time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too good to be true
    jcjcVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    what a delicious dining experience. very filling, very generous.. very delectable cuisine.. well done. a very talented chef for sure
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great food
    PickyNYCFoodie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Solid UES side choice for dinner with a friend - always amazing food and drinks, people (you're not the only one sitting in there at 6:30 on a fri having dinner) and service! Will return yet again hopefully sometime soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Personable & Fabulous
    Whitney
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The ambiance, wine list, food, service...you name it bc it's all AMAZING!!! I love how friendly the environment is at Sojourn. In fact, I can't think of another restaurant where the owner is so well-known by the customers. Almost every time I dine at Sojourn, either Sammy or Johnny are there and come around to the tables to check in that you are enjoying your meal and build conversation. From the moment you are greeted by the hostess 'til you leave, you create a memorable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Such a treat!
    NYCReviewer
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Sojourn is the epitome of a 5-star restaurant. QUALITY across the board! The food is delicious! The service, oustanding...and the ambiance, is everything! Sojourn is absolutely PERF...very eclectic, friendly, rustic, and you don't want to leave! I love the sangria (and the wine list, in general, is delightful and reasonably priced) and again...the food? AMAZING!!!!! I met the owner, Sammy, for the second time and what a nice guy. Very down-to-earth and he even recognized me and came over to say hello! So personable and above everything, that is just rare to find here in the city, but across the many cities I have dined. Thank you Sojourn! And in Italian, we say "cent'anni!"
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine for brunch
    VonatronVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Found this place searching for brunch places in the UES so this was convenient. Food was pretty good, nothing spectacular but nothing terrible. Service was super slow though - the restaurant was only half full, but they were way understaffed. There were only two waiters and they did their best to run around to all the tables in addition to being the host greeting people and making all the brunch drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood got spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This is a great place to come for a late night eat or cocktail. Awesome ambience and romantic vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Jay1
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    One of my favorite places to go out to eat on the UES. In groups of 2 or 8 (reservation needed), the dining experince is top notch and won't break the bank.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    vandiner
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner. Interesting small plates menu. Service was attentive and the server was helpful with suggestions on both food and wine. Ambiance and decor are tasteful and interesting. Portions were great for sharing in a way that allowed us to enjoy various things.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great food
    vlynchVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food is always spot on and so is the service. It's a bit too loud and dark but since the food is always great and relatively inexpensive I will continue to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Do NOT Sit Near the bar
    KabsaabsVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I arrived for my 7:30 reservation on time. The hostess "suggested" that a table by the bar would be less noisy and more comfortable the the main room where she was expecting large parties. Within 30 minutes the bar was JAMMED w/ singles drinking and on the prowl. The noise was insane andd worse was the nonstop bumping into me, my chair and the table. Combine that with service that became snail like and you have a very poor dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • WOW! Incredible Restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I heard about Sojourn frrom a few friends, but was just there for the first time and now I see what the rave is all about! Such a diverse selection of food...I felt like I was on Top Chef! I mean the dishes we tried were DELISH! The ambiance was so warm and energetic and welcoming. The energy and vibe is so unique...crazy chic! Honestly, can't say enough about the restaurant, but I am psyched to tell people they need to go check it out. Very much looking forward to dining again!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Dining; G-D Awful Din
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The noise obviously doesn't bother most people because Sojourn is always full, and we eat at Sojourn several times a year. However, I'd be willing to pay more for the same food in a quieter location. The food is excellent and the service is very good. But the noise. And they play music on top of the chatter. And they raise the level of the music when the restaurant begins to clear out a little. Bad
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • cheshireVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Must have walked by this place a "million" times, and we finally stopped in. WOW! We'll be back! What we sampled was terrific, and there were so many other choices we're looking forward to tasting soon. Everything's great for sharing...makes it great fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Surprise
    Diane707VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I always walk by this restaurant and finally decided to try it. It was fabulous ! We all ordered different salads,entrees and shared. Everything was delicious. The watermelon salad and grilled chicken were my favorites and tuna sashimi not far behind. A must go to!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration brunch
    NYfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This is my first time at Sojourn for brunch. It was fantastic. Service was slow, but the food was terrific. Creative dishes, well prepared but very rich. It was great to celebrate but as a regular place, I would have to choose differently.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for young crowd!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food and although loud we loved it because we had a table off to the back and side, we highly recommend it for those in the 20s and 30s...we were probably the oldest (late 50s). Loved the French rose!! Lamb chops were fantastic. Service was great! We stopped for dessert the night before and really loved the bar and feel of the spot. Glad we went back for dinner!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SundayDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    While the food was very good, the service was spotty at best. We sat for at least 10 minutes before our waiter took our drink order and waited over an hour for our entrée before we cancelled and asked for the bill. It was clear that he forgot to put in our food order. We're never going back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What more can you ask for?!
    NYCReviewer
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    5stars all around...the food selection is vast and it all tastes incredible (with nice size portions)! The ambiance is to the point - dim lighting (but not dark), warm, rustic and rustic Euro-American chic. The wine list is most edefinitely noteworthy and fairly priced and the cocktails are generously served at the bar. And then the service...knowledgeable wait staff and greeted by a beautiful, outgoing hostess - all of whom are not pretentious. No wonder why Sojourn drives in such a vibrant and friendly crowd, yet sophisticated. One of the very few restaurants I find to hit a prestigious level in the most classy way possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome find!
    NYCfoodie
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This place had the best environment I've been to in a while. Loved the service and the food was divine. Go here to enjoy a date or a night with a group of friends! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVELY PLACE FOR SHARING
    ZorbaVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Pleasant Greeting,Beautiful & fastidious waitron, delicious food, great small plates. Croquettes were delicious, as were Fish taco's. There was nothing that was not liked by our group. Try the Ricotta Cheesecake- heavenly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wow this was a find!
    es2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were thrilled to find a restaurant that accepted a reservation for 10 on a Saturday night. Loved everything about our meal. We'll be back often!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful Experience
    Restauranteur
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Across the board, Sojourn has got it goin on! Not a singlething to complain about, but everything to compliment...from the delicious variety on the menu - both food & wine - to the impressionable staff and the warm, eclectic ambiance. Once again, I am highly impressed with a 5-star experience! Sojourn ranks amongst my top three favorite restaurants in Manhattan for years now and I encourage anyone who is food savy or a restauranteurs and/or a wine connoisseur, or looking to create a fabulous memory with a significant other or grab a few friends...this is the place to go! Thank you Sojorn! Cheers :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUM
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I liked the look of this menu, and thought I'd give it a try. I know some people feel the restaurant is dark, but once I was at the table, it was very nice, and they had candles on the table. No problem reading the menu. I was there on a Sunday night, and noise was not an issue. The service was very friendly. They recommended that we order a few things and share. I was happy that we did this so I was able to try a variety of foods. Everything was OUTSTANDING! I'm still thinking about the food, and can't wait to go back. Some thing we had were duck spring rolls, two types of fried rice, lamb meat balls, seared tuna, corn salad, scallops, chicken, and flourless chocolate cake. One dish was more delicious than the next. Go here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food & Vibe
    MsMaz
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Came here for dinner on a Saturday night, and really enjoyed the food. The swiss chard ravioli were fantastic, as were the figs with prosciutto. We also had the kobe beef sliders which were enjoyable, but not exceptional. The ambiance is great, and we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delighted
    Delighted
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The web page doesn't do it justice. A gem of a neighborhood restaurant The food was good, nicely presented. Our server was very pleasant even though we were not an easy group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Quality of food really good and unexpected. Servants friendly. Attention to servicing table sleepy , but good if you dont want to rush dinner. Nice wine options. Entrance is a little confusing . Decor very casual, rustic but warm and inviting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic experience
    ApocVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Came here with my gf and was immediately turned onto the dim (read: romantic) lighting. the food was fantastic, the ambiance is great, and the service is above average as well. I would highly recommend Sojourn to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ChristinVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I will definitely return for a full meal as the couple of items we sampled were delicious. We shared the burrata (which arrived atop fresh, ripe slices of red tomato and drizzled with balsamic) and the spicy tuna tartare crostini (wonderful flavor, especially with the addition of the quail egg). I would have snapped photos as the presentation was lovely but the room was dimly lit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hands Down my Favorite!
    NYCReviewer
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    A customer of five years and I am continually impressed! Every year, I plan a special occassion for my birthday. This year, held at Sojourn's, and I couldn't be happier (nor could my guests)! Every time I dine at this restaurant, I am served with grace and poise; knowing it was my birthday, the staff at Sojourn went above-and-beyond to make sure everything was absolutely perfect...and it was! The food is always delicious and the wine selection diverse and impressive. The service, again, I must say was SUPERB! Thank you for a very memorable evening, from myself and my guests. Cheers!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful food
    LinrmaxVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We loved Sojourn. It was my second time going & last time I went was 2 years ago. I liked it then too. Just forgot about it. My boyfriend really enjoyed it too. From the yellowfin crosinti to the final hanger steak. All was perfect. Our waiter John2 was very professional, friendly & knew the menu inside & out. Including the wine list. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ImafoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We shared the arugula salad and each had the crusted tuna over bok choy. The spicing and flavors were excellent. My vegetables were cool so I sent it back. They were only warm when returned the second time. Still, the taste of everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is always A+
    PickyNYCFoodie
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Food is always amazing. Scene is always nice, clean, and never less than half way packed to maximum capacity (it's never empty since the food is so good). Service was a little slow, but it was a rainy Weds night so I didn't really mind!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't bother with Sojourn
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I made a 1000 point reservation at 1100pm, I arrived at 1100pm and they checked me in at 1015 and I did not get my 1000 points. And to top everything off, the service was horrible too. It took 15 minutes before the waiter even came to my table to give us menus and then he mentioned that this place was meant to share dishes and that we should order at least two dishes each. So my other guest and I ordered a Caesar salad and an entree each, but they only gave us one salad. After we had finished our entrees the waiter came by with dessert menus which we turned down and then he left again and could not be found for another 15 minutes. It should have been obvious that we were ready to leave, we shouldn't have had to find him to get the check.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic