Making the Cut
A friend gave us a gift certificate to Cut for Christmas. We decided to use it on Feb. 17, which is the weekend before my wife's birthday. That's where the trouble began. First, the restaurant said it could not accept the reservation until a month or less before the reservation date. We dutifully marked the calendar and called back today, only to be told that the only available time was 6 p.m.
The host was friendly enough. He apologized and said there was nothing he could do, but this is one of the things I really hate about trendy restaurants. We've supported virtually all of Puck's endavors over the years. I didn't expect them to keep a log of our activities, but I did think that Puck was above this sort of snobbishness. This has never happened to us at his other restaurants.
I've heard mixed things about Cut, but my wife was really excted about going. I'm curious if others have had the same experience and if so, what they think. I sort of like to go where I'm wanted.
I've had a couple reservations for Cut, and cancelled twice because of the attitude.
I was told that all tables betwen 6:30-9:00 are set aside for VIPS/regulars/celebs.
Personally, I don't need to spend $500 of my own money to be treated like a second class citizen.
Of course, if someone else were paying....
I would -- there are plenty of alternatives to even the best steak if it is served at a place that fundamentally treats you with this contempt.
Did Cut tell the people purchasing the gift that it would be impossible to redeem between the hours of 6:30 and 9:00 pm before CUT took the money?
As I already said in another post:
Cut certainly does it right, but I don't get any of the rest:
1) the hiper hyped vibe,
2) the celebrity + voyeur + call girl density per square inch,
3) the $12 for a side of fries,
4) the attitude of everybody in the damned room & adjacent bar,
5) the $2 for a chimichurry
6) Wolfgang's clownish run arounds