May I have the envelope please. And the winner is, Savanna Grill!! in Rancho San Diego! I know they are all excited to be picked as my worst restaurant and dining experience of 2009. I know this place works very hard at being bad. So bad that I'm going to stop writing about it and just post my original review from Yelp.com here.
Congratulations Savannah Grill!!
"Back away from this place like it had the plague. seated right away then waited 10 minutes for a waiter. he was more interested in trying to pick up on one of our dinner guests. Actually used the line on our friend. "you know what's on the menu?, "Love tonight" we blankly stared at each other. Huh? Was our response. The object of this tools desire was told she would understand later. Ok....great start. He immediately then went into what they didn't have or were out of. then left. we sat another 8 minutes and finally he graced us with his presence again. we ordered a bottle of wine. another 10 minutes for it to arrive. no bread. no water. nuthin. This extremely poor excuse for a restaurant was no where near crowded. I wanted so much to like this place. its very nicely decorated and laid out the menu looks to cover everything from Italian to Japanese. We finally ordered some starters. I had the rare seared Ahi, which I love. it came out on a surfboard size plate, all four 1/32 of an inch by 1 inch slices of them. completely dwarfed by the long board plate. 13 bucks. it was very nice and creamy but no way worth 13 bucks. My guests had the lettuce wraps. they were not bad and had more than enough for two people. The bread that they bring. We had to ask for some. is what you would get if you combined Paula Dean with the Pillsbury dough boy. Disgusting little clumps of half cooked non browned biscuits. Once we could catch the attention of our overly pompous server again. we ordered our main course. I ordered the Chicken Parma. once again a titanic sized plate came out with a thin and very burnt pounded deep fried chicken cutlet that had what looked like a tbsp of red sauce on it. I didn't complain I knew it would do no good here. The waiters were all gathered around the hostess desk while more than a few patrons were trying to get there attention. when his holiness our waiter came back to our table he decided he would pontificate on how stupid all Americans are. He was from Croatia. We sat aghast and listened to him spew his hatred for this country. I started to get into it with this poor excuse for a human and my friend told me not to. We had a 10 dollar coupon which we didn't use. we wanted out of there soooooooooooooo bad. We ran from this haunted house of a restaurant. I have traveled the world and have never had such a humiliated rude outing, even in Paris where I have dined more than once and where the wait staff takes pride in being rude at some places. But this Hell hole took the cake. Never under any circumstances enter this place. Better go across the street to the Press box to watch a game or for a good steak in the area go to Jamacha Grill. Or better yet, if you want some of the best Italian in San Diego go to Di leones. If this review saves just one poor soul from going to this place then I will feel happy.
Happy New Year!!
Man, this sounds more like an episode of a really bad sitcom than an actual meal! I hope the New Year brings you much better meals....
hehe. Oh wow, are you correct. I felt like I was in an episode of faulty towers.
hi michael, i only went to this place once (not my choice). my hamburger was supposed to have caramelized onions and the onions were just barely sauteed. wtf, right? but my experience wasn't as bad as yours - in fact, it was decent.
As kirk said, hope you have better meals this year!
And when will we have NOSHOMON?
We kept looking around for cameras. we thought we were on a reality show. Noshomon needs to happen. I will email the usual suspects this weekend and see if we can get something together.
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