Posted on 03 / 16 / 2009
I am writing this review to caution everyone who values a pleasant restaurant atmosphere while dining out.
I had heard a few good things about Edo's Squid, so I decided to give it a try with my wife. Unfortunately, I wish I didn't- the noise was absolutely deafening and it was impossible to hold a conversation with someone less than two feet away. The restaurant is cramped for space (that's an understatement), and you literally sit elbow to elbow with others, unless you are fortunate enough to get your own table. There is no waiting area- you have to stand in the doorway with everyone else, just inches away from people who are trying to have their dinner. The menu is limited and very expensive, and no one even bothered to explain it (probably because they wouldn't be heard with a bullhorn). The food, in my opinion, wasn't as great as people are making it out to be- it was ok, but definitely not great. The bread was stale [edited by wm]. If you order a soda, you are given a tiny 10 ounce bottle, but you are charged several dollars for it.
The service was just "ok"- no one bothered to follow up after we received our food to ask if everything was alright.
Granted, I visited the restaurant on a Saturday night, which is probably their busiest night, but still, the atmosphere is much less than desirable.
Just thought I would caution anyone who values a pleasant restaurant atmosphere.
deafening noise, expensive, cramped