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Booths were very uncomfortable if you’re shorter than 5’5. It felt like I had to scoot all the way to the edge in order to eat or play a card game which in turn hurt my back after awhile.
Food was good but a little over priced. Options for drinks were limited as well, they didn’t even have white claw or a seltzer and my friend wanted captain and coke and they didn’t have captain either. Also the milkshakes come in a tiny mason jar not like you would think a milkshake would come in with the extra on the side.
Overall fun atmosphere. We couldn’t do any of the extra activities because it was reserved for a private party but I brought my own card games to play. I would come back.
Food wise we all got tacos and they were very good and filling.
We couldn’t play any games. They were all reserved
We enjoyed the food and drinks. Bowling was fun, as well as the giant Jenga games.
It was New Year’s Day so (expectedly) busy. We had a reservation so that made things smoother. We did see the table next to us after ordering (and waiting a very long time) just get up and leave (presumably due to the wait). Overall it’s a super legit place to bring all members of the fam - there’s arcade games and bowling on the other side of the dinning area, then a cute bar too. The wait was a little longer than usual (NYE probs) but whatever. Service was super nice but clearly the server was stressed/busy.
Fun atmosphere with games and activities. The food was excellent. When it's busy it can become chaotic. Playing the large Scrabble or Ping Pong becomes challenging with traffic, etc. and service slows down. I will definitely be back - on a less crowded night of the week :)
Don’t offer open table if there is nothing available. We made the reservation 45 minutes before, if your not “doing” or “offering” open table than call the customer before they show up. Instead we show up and they lady just straight up tells us we weren’t or shouldn’t of been able to do opentable. No sorry..just can’t offer you a table. Poor customer service! Lucky we decided to stay and spend our hard earned money! Won’t be back.
We’re coming back soon!
The food and the fun make this a great place to go to enjoy time with friends and family. The cost of the food is a bit high and the service leaves something to be desired. Great service would make the cost of the food worth it. Please remind your staff that service is what differentiates a good restaurant from a great one!
Great place for large groups with adults and kids. Love the grain salad.
Food was mediocre. They probably make their money on activities and alcohol. Or, I just ordered a terrible dish (brisket hash for brunch). I would go back for the activities and drinks but def not for the food.
Everything was food and services were great unfortunately all the games were reserved 3- 4hrs into the night!
if you want to just relax have a little fun, this is the place to be. Energy is great, but there could be better and more food choices, not too much to choose from.
The food or and service was great! We had reservations for 8:00 and didn’t get seated until 8:45. Too late when you make reservations you should get seated closer to your designated time.
We had a holiday lunch and the food was delicious. The only issue was that we booked the lunch about a week out and at the time there were no private events. The day of the lunch everything was booked besides the arcade due to private events. When I erred some frustration I was told it was best to call the day before to book. That is obviously not feasible when planning a holiday lunch. The staff was sympathetic however and we did eventually get in to bowl. I would just suggest leaving some areas open to the public for those that did not book privately.
My wife was really bummed that they got rid of the gluten free fried chicken. Their remaining gf items are a bit weak. But I loved the falafel burger.
Total bummer, came to play games but the game area
Was fully booked by a company.
We had reserved a table for 12 of us. We had been ordering drinks and food throughout our time. We hadn’t even received our bills yet and the hostess came over and said, I don’t really know how to tell you this but you need to leave in 5 minutes because the next group is coming in that reserved this table. We said well then we better finish all our drinks and get our bill in 5 minutes!!
Overall experience was really good but that was not a fun way to end. Many of us would have had another drink.
It's quite disappointing when you go to a place to specifically to play games and have family fun and they have the vast majority of the games reserved for a private party. When the games are open, this place is great... but unfortunately, you cannot count on having fun here.
Service was great and I loved the falafel burger. I'm not a vegetarian but thought it was an interesting dish. Pretty noisy, so a little hard to hear at times.
Super chill place. Food was good and lots of fun stuff to do
Fun, good solid food
Great server, menu limited. Not enough choices. Got an appetizer which was very poor quality and quantity. Atmosphere nice, and inviting.
Had 3 Different waiters change out. After 10:30 it got Annoying Loud
Too COld to be outside for our family day so we came here for the first time. Too expensive for games like pool and ping pong. Food was tasty. Server was not o early friendly. Did just enough.
Food was great. Service was insanely slow. Took 20 minutes to get a server and an additional 20 minutes any time someone ordered a drink. They blamed it on the bar being slow but there was several times that our drinks were just waiting at the bar and we even went and grabbed them ourselves a couple times. It was my birthday and was just terribly disappointing.
Great first time experience!
Fun place. Very busy and I would make reservations. Good place for big groups and parties and the food was good.
Food was weak
Overall nice. Place was almost empty but we were seated by the kitchen, my fault for requesting booth. Booths are poorly configured almost dangerous to get in and out of. Enjoyed the food bit wasn’t wowed by it. Will be back again.
They had great food! Nice, attentive servers! The message on the front door is stellar!!!
Our service was very slow. First round of drinks took well over 10-15 minutes to get. Waiter didn’t return to check on how food was until we were basically finished eating. Also had asked for more chips/crackers to finish our appetizer with and those finally arrived when our entrees did. Food was good but options were somewhat limited.
Food was good and environment good for a birthday party. A little more explanation of how everything works would have been helpful.
We ordered chips and guacamole, the chicken and waffles, strawberry rhubarb fizz, and Mac and cheese, and to be honest the only good item was the Mac and cheese. The fizz tasted like a candle, the guacamole was bready (yes, bready) and the chicken and waffles were covered in a this super weird syrup, I believe they had added chipotle. It was not good.
We decided to try their bowling and oh boy was that not a good idea. Issue after issue kept happening, balls jamming, pins resetting incorrectly, glitching over turns, etc. The only good part was the photo booth, and unlimited skew ball (because as you may have guess it too was broken).
All in all, super overrated.
I have already suggested it as a place for a company party!
We had a lovely time. The space has an echo and amplifies dining noise, so if any in your party are hard of hearing, it will be tough to dine here. Our party of 9 especially enjoyed the milkshakes and the cauliflower nachos!
Yes I would recommend! I went for lunch and it was great to sit outside!
I used to visit PBS quite a bit, but had not been in a while. Although the service was excellent, I was disappointed in the shortening of the menu and removal of a few of my favorite items including the lobster roll. The Knockoff Burger was a bit disappointing but the chicken and waffles were excellent. As always, I enjoyed the fresh strawberry daquiri.
Been coming to West End for a long time and honestly didn’t know this place existed. Nice find. Food was great and the service was excellent.
Great meal. Kinda forgot the menu isn’t that large. Will for sure go back.