Unpleasant Atmosphere; Food Was Good
Posted on 04 / 07 / 2011
The food here was good at lunch today. My partner ordered the Reuben sandwich and I had the Thali of the day. My partner liked the Reuben, but didn't touch the salad because no utensils came with it. I told him that utensils were located close to the cash register, but he felt they should have been brought out with our order. I thought the Thali was satisfying and tasty (it included Saag with tofu, brown rice, salad, and spit pea Daal). I was glad that it came out soon, though, because I had mistakenly taken what turned out to be a Thali DISPLAY plate, thinking it was the Thali I had ordered, and the food on it was cold. (The cashier was right there when I took the display plate but didn't say anything. He did say they would call out our order when it was ready, but I thought he meant my partner's sandwich. Wish he had said something when I mistakenly took the Thali display plate, as the food on it was cold, plus I naturally would not have taken it had I realized it was just sitting there as a display. (I saw no sign or anything designating it as such. I thought another employee had probably set it there for me while I was paying.) Fortunately, when our food arrived to the table, the employee who brought it let me have the HEATED Thali and took away the rest of the cold display plate.
The atmosphere in the tiny cafe left a LOT to be desired. Some sort of construction work appeared to be underway on the patio, thus there was no place to sit out there (a long communal table had been set to the side of the patio). Inside, the very small eating area was very crowded with people who, I suspect, had been there for a yoga class or something like that. We were very fortunate to get one of two tables next to the window. There was a rather small communal table but it was full. It was also VERY noisy inside, with loud conversations and laughter coming from the communal table, as well as noise and conversations from the kitchen area. One customer kept standing up, sitting down, and walking around, right behind my partner's chair. I did appreciate the fact that we were next to the window, so I could at least look through it, despite the construction work that was going on outside....
It is a shame that the atmosphere at Nite Moon Cafe was so lacking, because the food, as I said, was quite good (once I got the HEATED Thali that I ordered). Because of the noisy, crowded atmosphere, we won't be returning.
satisfying, tasty food
very noisy, very small inside dining area, needs better organization