Is anyone eating steak at the Tulip on Queen?
Are the steaks and sides as good as they used to be?
porterhouse/mushrooms/onions were xlnt
Thanks in advance
Went a couple months ago and really didn't enjoy. If you do go, stick with the steak and none of the specials. Bleargh. Use the money to buy your own steak and cook it. Much more satisfying.
Went this weekend with the GF, and she has been dying to try their Turkey dinner (haven't been able to find anyone else that offers that as part of their regular/non-holiday menu....although I must admit, we have never really looked).
We were seated quickly and then we waited....and waited...and waited. I have always known that their service was spotty at best, but this was ridiculous. We noticed that another table that was seated about 5 - 10 minutes after us had already ordered and received their drinks. And we were still waiting. At one point, a server asked if anyone had come to take our orders, we told him that we hadn't spoken with anyone since being seated. He apologized (as it was not his section) and he said he would talk with our server. Within a couple of minutes, a woman (who was apparently our server) told us that she "would be right with us". Of course she said this as she was practically running by.
After that, we still didn't see any sign of her, and continued to wait. At around the 25 min mark, we just got up and left. I don't think that anyone noticed.
I could possibly understand if they were extremely busy and the place was packed. But it was after 2:00pm on Sunday, and the place was a little more than half full, and I saw at least 6 wait staff running around, not including the 2 behind the bar. It seemed as though we were in the no mans land. The tables surrounding us had either ordered, we eating, or paying.
It was really frustrating as I am fan of the Tulip, and I am always defending it against nay-sayers, but this last visit drove me up the wall. I know that I will return, but if the same thing happens on my next visit then I will not be going back
Given that the GF was looking for something specific, we decided to wait, as we didn't know where else to try.
Actually, the other server (not taking care of our section) came to us around half-way through the wait, which is another reason why we stayed (with the promise that someone was coming soon). I am sure that he told our waitress we were waiting, but she really did nothing else.
I like the Tulip because I know what I'm getting. it's not fine dining but it's good food, large portions and a decent price. I have eaten several steaks there and enjoyed every one. I always get the small sirloin. I recently brought a foodie friend who has eaten at every steakhouse in the city and he agreed that the sirloin was one of the best he's ever had.