HOW DO YOU SPELL RESTAURANT INCOMPETENCE?
Last night, it was spelled A R U G U L A on Egg Harbor Rd. in Washington Township, NJ. Four of us arrived at 7:55 P.M. for our 8:00 P.M. reservation and were told that our table was being cleaned. From our vantage point in the lobby we could see an empty table of four ready for seating with no activity around it. We didn’t mind the first ten minutes of the wait, the second ten minutes was only mildly disturbing but, at the 30 minute mark, when we observed a party of two decide to take their business elsewhere, we knew we should be doing the same. As they headed for the door they were informed their table was ready, as we headed for the door we were told our table was ready. Too little, too late. During the entire 30 minute wait no one approached us to apologize for the delay. We have eaten there before and, quite frankly, the place just isn’t good enough to display such arrogance.
We drove down the road and had a nice dinner at Pasta Pomadoro and probably saved $80.00 per couple.
I am not saying you shouldn’t dine at ARUGULA, I’m simply saying you should have a big meal prior to arriving. It will make the wait much more comfortable.