As in life, not everything is perfect and it’s no different in the wonderful world of food in New York City. Today we are introducing the newest aspect of our blog which will be dedicated to all of the places you should AVOID eating in New York City. As with everything we post, we encourage you to make your own decisions and reviews; we simply provide you with our own opinion.
First up in what we are calling the, ‘We R NOT Going To Eat That!’ section, comes from what is supposed to be one of the best fine-dining Chinese restaurants in the West Village, Red Farm.
Full disclosure, this restaurant does not take reservations and it’s well known that you have to wait a while before getting into the place, but what you should know is that the customer service at this establishment is absolutely horrifying. The moment we arrived for dinner we were treated like the scum of the earth. Not only that, but the managing partner of the restaurant was so preoccupied entertaining his own friends that he could have cared less that the three of us had been misquoted a wait time three different times! We had now been waiting more than three hours and made an executive decision to leave.
The final straw was when Red Farm sent us a text message stating “Your table is now ready, we will hold this for 5 minutes”. We returned to the restaurant in 2 minutes and the managing partner informed us that he had already given the table away. He said, “Oh, I thought you left so I gave your table away.”
We’d love to review the food, but unfortunately we didn’t make it that far! This place may lace their Lo Mein with gold and serve you a tall glass of Don Perignon with every dish, but no food is good enough to waste your time with pretentious, rude, inconsiderate fools that wouldn’t know what customer service was if it bit them on the egg roll.
Please feel free to make your own judgments, just don’t be surprised when you get treated like we did. Lo-mein? More like NO-MEIN!