Respond to Review of Green - New American Vegetarian
Review: I've been Vegan for over 10 years. I've eaten in many restaurants, Vegan and otherwise. Never before have I been so disgusted. Giving Green the title of "Restaurant" is giving it too much class. IMO, Diner would even be a struggle. 1. Waited in line 20 minutes to place order. 2. No wait staff. 3. Bus your own table. 4. Wade through tables of dining patrons to place order. Good thing for them I wasn't in the mood to cough or sneeze. 5. Decor leaves much to be desired. Is this a "restaurant" or the remains of a flooded frat-house basement? Unable to find a chair that wasn't ripped in the seat. Not sitting on a stained yard sale couch on a splintery plywood riser. 6. Ordered food and noticed kitchen staff did not wear gloves. Talked on cordless phone while preparing food, then did not wash hands. How clean is that phone? 7. Place is DIRTY! 8. Appearance of food was disappointing. The Vegan pizza I make at home from scratch looks better. Why would I pay for a pita smeared with sauce, with 3 leathery, waxy slices of sweating cheese, when the Vegan Gourmet cheese I use at home actually melts? 9. Buffalo Wings or Wads? Unidentifiable "wads" of fibrous matter. Sauce reeked of vinegar and nothing else. 10. Took 2 requests and got a huff in response when staff was asked to wipe the remnants of the last diner's meal off of our rocking table. After reading the RAVE reviews online, I was sorry I made the 84 minute drive to reach Green. I'm even more sorry I brought people with me. Now they have the connotation that being Vegan means this is acceptable for an eating establishment. Green's website touts itself like it is comparable with "real" restaurants like Millennium. Not even close. Millennium makes Green look like the immobile roach coach it is. I stared at my baskets and plate of food for about 20 minutes while my guests ate. The A/C kicked on and fine particles of something rained down on our table. Mold? Dust? Skin flakes from everyone waiting to order? Who knows. As for the flavors of the food, consistency, texture, etc., I don't know. My food went untouched, into the trash. No gloves, crap raining down............. No thanks! I'm not eating that. I can spend less and come away with more than a bottle of Pellegrino at home. Green needs to focus on being a great restaurant that just happens to be Vegan, not be so caught up in being Vegan that the restaurant is what it is........a dump. If you like your restaurants "crunchy", this is the place for you.
Posted by Rox on Friday, February 22, 2013
Posted by Brittne on Friday, February 22, 2013
it appalls me that you have the nerve to write such a terrible review when you couldn't even bring yourself to taste the food. i am one of green's *many* loyal customers, and maybe the customers you had to "wade through" or the 20 minute line should let you realize how much their patrons adore them.
i, for one, will be back again and again for the singapore tofu, thee argentine, the mexicali burger, the artichoke dip, and every tsoynami on that menu.
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