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Nov 26, 2006 02:31 PM

Bouley last night.

We had dinner here last night, but we truely felt very rushed. I know it is a holiday weekend, but I don't think there is any need to be in and out of a fine dinning establishment in a little over 1 hour. We even asked the wait staff to slow things down, but that only meant getting cold entrees. (Which we sent back, naturally.)

We have dined here before, and have never had this experience. With this happening, I will not be going here for quite some time. Just thought I would share my thoughts.

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  1. I am sorry you had a bad experience there, from my experience and others (and your previous meal), this is unusual.

    I would definitely make a call or write a note explaining your evening and disappointment. I believe that they would not like even one customer leaving unhappy.

    1. You must write. I know David would want to hear from you.
      Your experience is unacceptable.

      1. Thank you both for your answers. I have never writen or called restaurants in the past when there was a bad experience, but now that you have suggested, I may just do that! The service was wonderful, I just would just like to see the kitchen to have a better understanding of pacing out courses. I enjoy me evenings out with my husband. I certainly don't want it to come to an end in an instant!

        Thanks again! Should I direct the letter to Chef Bouley himself?

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        1. re: Angelina

          Yes, I would write directly to him. I think he would want to know; if he responds, please report back.

        2. Strong second to writing direct to David Bouley. He is incredibly fussy about his restaurants, and the staff, and won't be happy to get a letter like this.

          - Sean

          1. Thank you as well Sean and Dave. I intend to send my letter this week. Once I hear something, I will post. Again, the service was great, jut the timing of everything coming out so quickly.

            Enjoy your day!