I was recently in NYC for a long awaited trip with one my best friends. She had made reservations for 8:00 P.M. at A J Maxwell's. It was our last night in the City, so we were both looking forward to our dinner. Joining us, was a friend, also, our driver, back home.
It just happened to be Restaurant Week in the City and Maxwell's was participating. They initailly brought over to the table when we sat down, their "regular Menu". My friend had to ask for the "restaurant week " menu. Our waiter, Howard, was so not freindly, and acted as though we were "inconvieniencing" him by taking our order for our meal, refilling our water glasses. He even got clearly annoyed when our guest asked to change his dessert order. We ordered a cocktail before dinner, a Gin and Tonic, and a Captain and Diet, and the drinks were so "watered down", all you could taste was the mixer, and hardly any alcohol. Howard, never even bothered to ask us if we wanted wine with dinner,or another cocktail before dinner was served. The first course was a basic mixed green salad, but we all ordered the "restaurant week Entree " of sliced Filet of Beef.