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Mar 18, 2013 09:02 AM

Woodland in Brooklyn

Four of us went last night before the Nets game @ Barclay's.
Very nice space.
Tasty French onion soup but it was was barely hot.
Excellent entrees, Pork Shank, Lamb chops, Salmon & Mushroom dish.
Ditzy server forgot our side orders, took away our half finished drinks and disappeared after she brought the check.
Totally odd: They don't have any artificial sweeteners for coffee or iced tea!!
The owner of one of my favorite North Fork restaurants does not like straws so you can't get a straw in your drink. No Splenda or Sweet and Low?? Odd!

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  1. That type of service would definitely keep me away. I hope the server took the side orders off the check before she handed it to you. The drinks should have been comped as well.

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    1. re: Sluggo1407

      How did you know the server was a she?
      It was a business dinner and not worth making an issue of the errors. We did all have a good laugh.
      We were all first timers at the restaurant. I don't think any of us will be back. So many other options in the area.

        1. re: Peter Cuce

          Ah, yes I did!! I was trying to avoid "ditzy = she" My bad!

    2. We went to Woodland for the first time on Friday night.

      Not impressed.

      All we got were burgers. I ordered mine medium--it came out closer to well done. DGF order medium rare--it came out closer to raw. My burger seemed overworked... the texture was tough.

      The product doesn't justify the prices, either. Draft beers were $7-9. The very mediocre burgers were $14, I think. It felt to me like the owner is simply trying to cash in on the proximity to the arena.

      I doubt we'll be back.

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      1. re: egit

        Try Melt next time.
        It was an excellent experience from start to finish.