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About Hult's

Hult’s is an award winning casual fine dining restaurant serving California cuisine with Swedish influences. The interior offers an upscale, casual atmosphere, with a warm and welcoming wrap-around full bar while the newly built outdoor patio features comfortable seating surrounded by ambient glass fire tables. Open for Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch. In addition to a seasonal al a carte menu, the “Hult’s Experience” offers a five course tasting menu, made from the freshest seasonal ingredients. Pair your meal with a wide variety our Californian boutique wines, authentic French Champagnes, specialty cocktails or craft beers. With an ever changing menu, we invite you to discover the Hult’s Experience. See for yourself why Hult’s was awarded “Small Business of the Year” 2016 in Silicon Valley by the State Goverment

165 Los Gatos Saratoga Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Swedish

Hours of Operation:
Monday Closed
Tuesday: 4:30pm-9:00pm
Wednesday: 4:30pm-9:00pm
Thursday: 4:30pm-9:00pm
Friday: 4:30pm-10:00pm
Saturday: 4:30pm-10:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm, 4:30-9:00pm

Cross Street:
University Ave / Highway 9

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 354-3434

Website:
http://www.hultsrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is available in our private lot.
On Fridays and Saturdays we have valet service. $6 for Hult's guests.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wine Wall Wednesday's ALL bottles of wine are 50% OFF

Happy Hour Tuesday-Sunday INCLUDING WEEKENDS 4.30pm - 6.30pm

"Julbord" a Swedish Christmas Smorgasbord, first 3 Sundays in December.
5:00-9:00pm.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Celebrate this Christmas is style. Get started right. We offer a three course prixe fixe brunch from 9am-3pm with multiple options for each course. $39pp. For dinner we are doing our traditional three course Christmas prix fixe perfect to celebrate as a family. $59pp. 5pm-9pm

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Hult's final service before the re branding over to FLIGHTS. This will be a very special day and we will be serving a really fancy seven course tasting menu to go out with a bang. Champagne and Chocolate covered strawberries to get started and 7 decadent courses to follow. 5pm-midnight. $125pp

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Private Dining

Hult's is perfectly located for private dining, with ample parking and easy access right off HWY 17. At Hult's we pride ourselves in being an industry leader in private dining. No room fees, no minimums and the owner, Alex Hult, will help make your event special.

Hult's Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

3.8

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Special Occasion (23)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Romantic (14)
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Notable Wine List (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Authentic (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Business Meals (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Casual (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Seasonal (5)
Cozy (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Hults took the reservation but they are CLOSED. why would you do that?

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We had an early Christmas celebration and wanted a restaurant with an "order off the menu" brunch and their selections were perfect for our group! We even enjoyed their bottomless Mimosas!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We've eaten at Hult's many times. Alexander Hult is the reason we keep returning. He is changing the restaurant over to Flights in January. We came in to have one last gathering before that happens. We wish him well!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Hult's in my favorite restaurant in all of Santa Clara County! I am deeply saddened that it is closing. I consider myself a foodie and expect quality menus. Their food is outstanding!!! I understand that Hult's will re-open as Flights! I like Flight's, too, but will miss the Hult's menu. I am going through withdrawal already and very sad. I, of course, will go to the new restaurant, but feel that Hult's menu was the best in the whole area. Thank you to the Hults and their competent staff for many delicious and memorable dining experiences!!!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I will be sad to Hult's go but looking forward to it becoming Flights. I am sure they are downsizing their staff and that was why there was a 40 minute wait for food. But I must say when it arrived it was yummy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I made the reservation for a birthday brunch. The restaurant had many open tables. It was not busy at all. We had to wait over an hour for our food (an hour and ten minutes to get all plates for 6 people) to where all of the guests commented on it, while I was hoping they would notice. The food was mediocre and almost all of the plates were baking hot, making us think most of the food had sat under a heat lamp long after it was done. Many tables who came in after us had their food before us. The server did not come by once to assure us the food would be out shortly. I understand mistakes happen so just an assurance that our food would be out soon would've been nice instead of us sitting there wondering what had happened. Then we had to wait 15 minutes after requesting the check to finally get it. No mention by wait staff of the birthday. Very disappointed. I know the restaurant is closing, but the current clientele deserve more than that, especially for the price.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

I went to Hult's for me and my girlfriend's anniversary. We had the tasting menu which is now $85 / person (the price wasn't written on their site and I had to ask). The food was really good, everything is what you would expect when paying so much for a meal. A lot of interesting takes, and a few surprises mixed into what you would normally expect. Such as macadamia nuts in ahi tuna poke, and the duchesse potato with the filet mignon. I think our favorite dishes were the scallop and pecan ravioli. The portions were what you would expect from fine dining, but the filet mignon at the end was quite filling.

The drinks were good for the most part although the cocktails were a bit too strong. Service was really good! Our waitress was quite attentive and our waters were constantly filled as well. I would go back again, but for it's price it would definitely be for a very special occasions and not just for date night.

Note: The washroom is quite accessible for anyone with those concerns, although the tables were a tad cramped.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Disabled Access
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were at Hult's for Thanksgiving - as were many, many others. In fact, the place was overbooked, and they had to turn people (with reservations) away. I suspect the overbooking may not be their fault - perhaps the high demand from several different booking sites, such as Open Table, couldn't manage. Unfortunately, all the blame fell on the poor people at the restaurant, although they did everything in their power to accomodate as many as they could. They ran out of items on their menu, and therefore offered what they did have at half price. We gladly accepted, and everything was delicious. We really appreciated how hard they worked to make the evening a treat for everyone despite the circumstances, and we made sure to give the waiter a nice tip. We've been at Hult's several times before, and the food is always so delicious. We have two people with Celiac disease in the family, and we really appreciate the gluten free options. We will certainly be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving 3course meal and they were out of most items. The owner took upon himself to allow the people with no reservations to also dine which depleted all the foods for people that had reservations. An nice dinner turned into a miserable dinner as most of the items were out.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This was without a doubt the WORST DINING EXPERIENCE I HAVE EVER HAD.

I don’t have time. No food horrible service st hostess stance. You routined my thanksgiving

Will never go here again.

How can you advertise special occasion and not buy enough food?

Awful

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

I had heard good things about Hult's and it was recommended by Goyot for Thanksgiving Dinner in San Jose. Since I could not get into my first or second choices, we decided to give them a try.

Neutral: The restaurant was very busy.

Thumbs Down: May have been short staffed.

Thumbs Down: Restaurant was very loud. I would NOT call this place a first date restaurant.

Thumbs up (by 1 minute): Seated within 14 minutes of reservation time.

Thumbs Down: Very poor service, waitress appeared disorganized.

Two Thumbs Down: If one goes, ask for a couple of sets of silverware at the beginning of the meal. When they remove the silverware, it takes forever for it to be replaced.

Neutral: Wine list was eclectic and had no sense of order. Poor selections, a surprise for Los Gatos.

Thumbs Down: Wine required two requests to receive after ordered.

Neutral: The food was mediocre.

Neutral: Kabocha Soup had potential, but was a little sweet.

Thumbs WAY DOWN: No spoon provided with the soup.

Thumbs Down: Swedish Meatballs dry. Gravy and Lingonberry sauces clashed.

Neutral: Braised Short Ribs slightly gamey.

Two Thumbs Down: Ran out of preferred dessert of Sorbet. (Who runs out of sorbet?)

Accidental Thumbs Up: Bread pudding excellent.

Neutral: Ambience was ok: kind of Old Steak House meet Contemporary.

Note: Hult's is changing its format/style as of the end of December 2017.

Neutral to Thumbs Down (based on experience): Total cost <$300 for two, three course prix fixe specialty Thanksgiving Dinner including an added bottle of wine and 10% (poor service) tip.

Thumbs WAY Down: Definitely would not return in the old format. Since ownership is not changing, probably will not try new format. Life is too short and there are too many better places for the money.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This was, hands-down, the WORST experience we’ve ever had at a “nice” restaurant. We came for the Thanksgiving tasting menu, and both the food and service were atrocious. The foot was awful - my husband’s meatballs were cold when served, and his entree, the turkey dish, was inedible. The meat was “turkey loaf,” and the sides were boring and bland. He literally equated the meal with Thanksgivings he has spent at a nursing home. The service was just as bad as the food. The hosts were frazzled and rude. Our server was terrible, complaining about how she had to work while her family was at home. She went to far as to say “I’m only doing this for the money” :-0 Even if that’s true, probably not the message to give your customers. The first course came out before the wine. When we finished out bottle of wine, someone came and cleared the bottle and my husband’s glass and didn’t ask if we wanted anything else. Then, after we finished with our main dishes, someone cleared our plates. 15 minutes later, our server came over with place settings for the main course. 15 minutes after that, she stopped by to say “so it looks like you’re still waiting for your main course.” We let her know we had already received our mains, and she said she would go check on our desserts. 30 minutes later, she brought out the very lackluster desserts - overly sweet sorbet and very bland bread pudding. She set the bread pudding down in the middle, saying we should share - completely forgetting about my gluten allergy. All in all, it was a terrible experience. For an $80/person tasting menu, I expected a LOT more. We will never come back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We went to Hult's for Thanksgiving dinner. It's a very nice place and the service was ok. The ideas behind the different courses and choices were good. Unfortunately, it was not so well made that it was worth that price (70$ per person without drinks). The turkey breast had a texture like lunch meat and the sauce for the short ribs tasted somewhat artificial. The rest was ok but not special.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was good but service was little slow. Ambiance for a Thanksgiving dinner was fairly poor.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for the Thanksgiving feast. And it definitely was. Very tasty and perfectly prepared foods from start to finish. Comfort foods were prepared in a different and delicious manner in generous portions. The service was great, never had to search for waitress or ask for refills or next course.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

we are very sad that Hultz will be changing it's menue,etc first of year.
For us, very sad.
Regards
Jim & margit

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our servers name was Elise and she did a great job. I was dining with my two kids age 2 and 5. Elise was helpful in getting their mac n cheese and short ribs out of the kitchen quickly where we plated both dishes for them to share. Elise took good care of me and allowed me to dine at normal pace. The Pork belly sous vide was excellent. Then I tried the Elk loin. Elk is a delicate meat and cant be over cooked. It was cooked to perfection! My only challenge to the chef is why plate with pickles? I tried one and pushed the pickles to the side. The night ended with wo desserts that the kids devoured as I finished my glass of wine. This is a unique restaurant. I nice setting for a special event or a semi casual dinner. Elise, my daughter Elyse says hello!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Don’t bother going. They are closing at the end of the year. Service reflects this. Menu still reads “Summer Menu”. Such a disappointing evening at a formerly lovely restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

They do not have idea about "GOOD FOOD" this is a terrible restaurant, they must close the door and leave the TOWN.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing food. Great staff. Delicious craft cocktails. What more could you ask for?

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Holts restaurant needs serious staff training! Good food by horrible service!

There are serious management issues!

The same owners own another restaurant in Campbell and that is going fabulously!

Sorry!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I took my wife to Hult's for our 12th anniversary - it was both our first time there. The online reservation process was easy and we were promptly seated upon arrival. Two complimentary glasses of champagne (for our anniversary) were delivered right away...yum! I'm sorry to say that l cannot remember our server's name (Saturday, November 4, 530pm, if that helps!), but she was cheerful, informative and checked on us often. My wife enjoyed the exotic cocktails and l was impressed by the beer list and the to-the-top pours. We didn't have to wait long for our delicious tomato-pesto salad and the fillet mignon and short ribs were exceptional! While it started out fairly quiet in the restaurant, it became a little more lively as the evening progressed but never became loud or annoying. We were just too full from our dinner to even consider dessert, but plan on returning to try soon!

Overall, we had a fantastic experience and can't wait to come back!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Fun, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The place was freezing, all the guests were sitting in coats. There was lots of retired people. They were still serving the summer menu in October. The food was ok but nothing special. All my girlfriends and I agreed that we will not be back.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food overcooked and overpriced. Dessert, however, was very good as was the service.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Loved that we could sit outside to more easily hear each other. Who knew that there were so many LOUD motorbikes revving up right outside, though. My elk dinner was delicious but I would have preferred it to be cooked a bit more. I believe our waitress asked if everything was OK but she had gone back inside before I realized and did not want to complain.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I had the Filet and my wife had the steak au Poivre and both were incredible. I could have easily had 2 of the Filets because of how delicious it was and both meals were cooked to order. Will miss Hult’s when it converts to Flights.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Went here for my mom's birthday. This is primarily California cuisine with a few Swedish dishes. Food was rather good. Loved the decor. I tad bit too loud & a little too dark for my taste.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Christine our server was AMAZING. She was really sweet to take time to explain the menu and work with us and our out of town friends. Very friendly service. Would go back if in the area again.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Service was terrible; music was from the 80s; food was minimal.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Extremely over priced. Really small portions.
I love the organic and vegetarian meal options but not to the extent of their prices.
I will not be coming back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Always enjoy Hult's.
Rumours are it will be rebranded as "Flights". A wildly popular restaurant in Campbell.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Both orders were incorrect and one of us asked for it to be redone. No toast was offered/or it did not come with toast and the coffee was marginal. Really disappointing for a Sunday Brunch in Los Gatos.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

They lost our reservation but we're still able to seat us.
They took our drink order, took 10 minutes to get them and messed up the order twice.
Asked if we wanted bread, we said yes but never got it. Asked again and we got 2 bread rolls that looked like the we're stuck under a truck before they warmed them up.
Entrees were good and cooked correctly. We got the filet and the shrimp with the noodles.

But the service was not good and our waitress would disappear sometimes.

This was our second time dining there and was not good. Not sure if we would try again or not.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The ambiance and food were good. However, for the prices, one should expect knowledgeable and experienced wait staff. This is not the case. Server had difficulty opening wine bottles. I will not be returning as part of my restaurant experience is expectations of good service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Every time we go to Hult’s we leave happy. Last night we had the ahi to start with and then we had the two steaks on the menu. Perfect as always. If you like Hult’s, also try Flights in Campbell. Some items like the phyllo shrimp are served at both locations!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Went for the Swedish meatballs, very good. The grilled octopus salad was a pleasant surprise

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We went there with my wife and expected a good place, different from American burger style less restaurant . The food is good. The service is fine but it’s American style less restaurant for the price of a great place. You easily spend $150 and get the impression you made the wrong choice. Definitely, there are much better places around for 150 bucks.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food was "fine" but for the prices they charge I was expecting more of a "wow" factor which was not there. We went on a Wed which was half price for wine. Otherwise the prices of their wines are very expensive. But this is silicon valley where everything is expensive. Restaurant only half full even with half price wine.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Consistently great food, beautifully prepared -- just delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We went here for a birthday celebration. When we arrived they confirmed whose birthday it was and we were seated right away. The waitress took our drink and food orders promptly. The beer came within 5 minutes, but the bottle of wine didn't arrive until after we finished our first course. The main courses were mostly good, although rather than being fall-apart-tender, my beef short rib was the texture of a hockey puck. We split a couple desserts, including their melting chocolate sphere. The person who brought that to the table seemed in a rush, and there was no 'happy birthday' acknowledgement.
Overall, the meal was a disappointment. We'd been here before and liked it a lot. Not this time, and there probably won't be a next.

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