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Review: If you have any sense at will save your money and go somewhere else. First off, the service was terrible. We waited nearly 45 minutes for our $9.95/ea. bowls of French onion soup. $10 a bowl??? Seriously, it's onions. To make matters worse, the seating was so cramped that I could hardly take a sip of the outrageously priced soup without being bumped into by either a waiter or passing patron. Now here comes the best part...the bill. $76 for two bowls of soup, two main dishes consisting entirely of veggies, and two glasses of wine. AND THEY DON'T TAKE CREDIT CARDS. What??


Posted by bitjockey on Friday, February 22, 2013
I know this place well and find this review a bit strange. The French Onion soup is $9.95, but its a huge crock (10 or 12 oz) versus what you get most places. And it's this case the base is made from porcini mushrooms, which cost around $45/lb, sometimes more...instead of a cheap beef/veal base. So $10 to me doesn't seem out of line...but if you do, here is an idea....DON'T ORDER IT! The price is right on the menu.
As far as getting a plate of veggies at a VEGETARIAN restaurant....well, that deserves no comment.
I have eaten at this place maybe 50 times since moving to the Capital District in 1997, and the service has always been good or great. It is small and intimate, but I wouldn't call it tight and have never had an issue with what this reviewer claims...not once.
Like lots of small family businesses, they don't take credit cards but do accept checks. Maybe I am 'old-school', but I figure if you can't find four $20 bills to put in your pocket to go out to dinner, then maybe you should stay home and make dinner. Or don't drink.
Speaking of which, the wine and beer selection at Antipasto's is simple outstanding, and VERY reasonable. Just my 2 cents...
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