Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Double O is a bistro type restaurant with a large bar and an extensive menu. We used to go there years ago when it was the Rolling Rock Cafe and hit it a few times after they changed hands. The hands that own it now are the same ones that own the Eveready Diner and the Coyote Grill. Since I like the Eveready Diner, and my wife has been to the Double O a few times recently we had it on our short list.
Well we went there the other day on our way to a 7:30 meeting in Wappingers Falls. There was a traffic incident along the way, so we didn't get to the restaurant until 6:35. Plenty of time for a burger and a salad, or so I thought.
It wasn't busy and we were seated promptly. The waiter introduced himself to us, got us water and took our orders. I ordered the Blue Cheese Burger and Teresa had the Parmesan Crusted Chicken salad. For a slow night, the food took a while, but it was well worth the wait. My burger was perfectly cooked. Crusted on the outside and medium rare in the center. The blue cheese was plentiful, and of good quality, and there was a delightful grilled red onion slice on it. Sweet. The salad was a neat presentation, I wish I took a picture of it, and tasty. No complaints about the food.
The problem came with how long it took to pay. We got the bill and I looked at it, inserted the credit card, and waited ten minutes for the waiter to return. When he picked it up, it took another ten minutes before he came back with it saying, "Here's the bill, I have to backtrack my steps to find your card." Yup, he lost my credit card. I stood there for another ten minutes fuming as thoughts of having to cancel the card and the inconveniences associated with it ran through my mind. One of his associates said, "Oh, they fall out of those holders all the time." No they don't.
Anyway, he found my card and I signed the bill. I did lose his tip though. I never stiff a waiter, but the service wasn't good to begin with and he really did get me mad.