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Bad Experience at Melt in Park Slope

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We had a 6:15 reservation at Melt last Sunday, but when we got there (on time) we were told that it had been given away. According to the host, another party sat down at our table and refused to get up (yeah, right!). Believe that and there's a bridge I want to sell you.
He then told us that we could have a table in 10 or 15 minutes, but forom the looks of where people were with their dinners, I estimated that it would be at least a half hour before we got seated.
I then noticed that the tables along the far wall were empty and so I asked if we could be seated there. He said no because they were reserved.
So, it was okay to give away are res., but not somebody eles's? What's going on here? There was no mea culpa, no "let me buy you a drink for your trouble", no nothing.
By this time we were so disgusted that we just walked out. I have been to Melt several times prior to this night and the service has always been satisfactory, and the food better than average. Needless to say that I will never go back again. Has anyone had experiences like this besides me. I'd love to know.

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  1. ive only been there for brunch but the service has always been a mess. i think they're running on fumes at this point. i always dug their brunch because there was never a wait and the food was decent...so were the bloody marys.

    it'll be no big loss to me.

    1. I tried this place for DIB on Saturday. Wasn't impressed with the choices and didnt care for them once they arrived. They have a website that unfortunately gave a better appearance then what they are. Anyway bad food, bad service. Avoid!