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Feb 27, 2012 04:50 PM

Gourmet Garden: Slow – mind your manners

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

Address and website

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    1966 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704 | 510.647.FOOD

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

        1. 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


            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.

            1. re: rworange

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

              1. re: sydthekyd

                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.

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