Mabel's on Main - Old Town Scottsdale
Has anyone been to Mabel's on Main yet?
I went there a week or so after they opened but before they started serving dinner. Very cool, retro vibe inside. Wood floors, a few circular leather banquettes, old school furnishings and lights.
We got there at 7:30 for a pre-dinner drink. It was totally empty. The waitress told us it fills up around 11pm. We asked about wine or a wine list, and she told us they don't really have wine. She said they have a red and a white, and offered no other information at all. Our friends arrived after us and asked the same question. I watched as she said it again, to their amazement.
I ordered a scotch on the rocks. My glass was filthy, like it had never been cleaned. Lipstick, water stains, nasty. The waitress was no where to be seen, so I went to the bar and showed the bartender. He poured me a new drink, but didn't apologize. I was half expecting him to pour the old drink into the new glass.
I like Aaron May a lot, and we always enjoyed Sol y Sombra, but this was pretty bad. I think they are looking for a young, club crowd with bottle service, lines out front, etc. I didn't try any food (which they are now serving), but if the service we received was any indication, I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for a good dining experience. They were only open a week, but if you open the doors you should be able to pour a drink in a clean glass and train the staff enough to at least bring you a wine and cocktail list.
I'd be interested to hear if anyone has been there since and tried to food.