Respond to Review of CLOSED: Garden Of Eatin'
Review: We had a single day to spend in Miami and decided to visit this establishment for lunch based on the Happy Cow reviews thus far. When we arrived in the early afternoon, a young man was on the phone in the dining area arguing. A few awkward minutes later he greeted us and showed us the food available indicating he didn't really know what it was since he had just arrived (though the restaurant was open for two hours at this point). In stainless steel cafeteria-style containers, there were a few nondescript veggie dishes, a brown chunky tofu stew, and rice. He said all that was available was a $6 plate assortment and he served up two styrofoam carry-out trays with food. When we paid he had to run out for change so we looked for cutlery to eat with. There was a pile of plastic disposable knives next to one fork and one spoon. We grabbed the spoon and fork and he returned. We asked about drinks and he said there were none available. We sat at a table and began to eat. He walked over to the table next to us where the phone was and made a call and began to argue on the phone again. This was 3 or 4 feet away from us! By the time he finished arguing we were almost done eating. The food was just okay, nothing that could ever make up for everything else enough bring me back to this place or recommend it to others. Truly the strangest restaurant experience I've ever had. To think of all the delicious, fresh food we could have had in Miami and we went here to be treated to horrible service and a restaurant that I'm shocked can remain in business. To top it off, the whole place was ramshackle and the walls are all mirrored. Sure this could be forgiven if the service and food were great but it just ends up adding to the wreck of a place this is. I have eaten in veg*n restaurants in three dozen countries throughout the world, but Garden of Eatin' will forever be memorable as number one... top of the Worst.