Respond to Review of Alive! Vegetarian Cuisine Booth
Review: The food here is okay. It isn't horrible and it isn't the best stuff I've ever eaten. The appetizers were something I could've made at home (a bruschetta type o' thing)...for the price...I shoulda. The main course portions were small, and the flavor was nothing to write home about. I was more excited about ordering dessert than anything else. First let me say: I do not like coconut. I detest it. I cannot help it..it's just part of my make-up. So, when I ordered dessert I was assured the key lime cheesecake sans 'coconut whipped cream' didn't have any coconut near it. When I got it..I took a huge bite into...a coconut filled crust. I blurted out 'this is disgusting' which could be heard by all because it's a really really tiny restaurant. I felt bad..it's just my personal opinion about the coconut, but the waitress had no clue what was in the dessert. If you don't think it's a big deal..just imagine a food you hate..and it secretly showing up in your dessert or main entree. Not good, right? The other dessert was a chocolate pie with tart cherries. The chocolate was so bitter..that the tartness of the cherries left a 'just brushed my teeth then drank orange juice' taste in my mouth. The dining room was dark..romantically lit..which is funny because there is no chance of romantic talk in here unless you're the only ones there. The seats filled quickly and the room became warm..then hot. The door was left open to let in a cool breeze, but a woman complaied that she was cold..the waitress chose to shut the door for her and the rest of us suffered..not in silence. I heard complaints on my left and right. Although my husband and I were seated at a table alone..the other tables are pushed so close together it's more of a communal dinner feeling. So..if you like talking to strangers while eating (c'mon..I know some of you do)..and coconut..this may be a good spot for you. I know everyone's taste buds are different.