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Gourmet Garden: Slow – mind your manners

rworange Feb 27, 2012 04:50 PM

I WAS going to return tommorow for lunch to try the lamb. I still picked up some salads to to with the chicken from brasa

Pasta salad – one star

Potato salad – four stars

Service: On a scale from one to five, NEGATIVE five stars.

Think again honey before you give a sizzling silent stare to a customer who noted that three other people in line were waited on and I just wanted the order taker to make sure I was next. I stared back silently just as long as you did.

There is a nice outdoor patio in back shared by the other nearby businesses plus a couple dreary indoor tables.

Berkeley: The Gourmet Garden on University
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/836074#

Address and website

http://www.yelp.com/biz/slow-berkeley-2

  1. Atomica Feb 29, 2012 06:50 PM

    When I first read about this place, I thought, what a ridiculously unfortunate name for a restaurant.

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      chocolatetartguy Feb 28, 2012 05:24 PM

      Are you saying they waited on people out of order? They have always been very friendly when I was in there.

      Would a negative star be like a dark star or black hole?

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      1. re: chocolatetartguy
        rworange Feb 28, 2012 05:42 PM

        Yep.

        Service issue aside, how did you like the food?

        The potato salad was the type that is like mashed potatos with mayo. Lots of stuff in it and a weirld lemon taste.

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          sydthekyd Feb 28, 2012 06:55 PM

          And you gave it four stars? Hesitate to ask what the one star pasta salad was like.

          1. re: sydthekyd
            rworange Feb 28, 2012 07:07 PM

            Ack ... It was the other way around. The potato salad was one star, the pasta four ... but only because it was better than something from the supermarket deli. It was fine. Spirals macaroni and sun dried tomato without the funky supermarket deli taste.

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        lmnopm Feb 27, 2012 09:59 PM

        I don't go there very often but have had nothing less than acceptable to pleasant service.

        1. Robert Lauriston Feb 27, 2012 05:01 PM

          http://www.slowberkeley.com
          1966 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 | 510.647.FOOD

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