Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wait. Wait. Wait.










F21 sweater (buy here), cameo pin & shorts, H&M shirt, Rag&Bone wedges (buy here), LV purse


On Sunday, we went to Rialto to kick off Boston Restaurant Week . For those not too familiar with Restaurant week (it is actually two weeks, August 14-19, August 21-26), it is held twice each year in the winter and summer. For two weeks, residents are given the opportunity to sample prix-fixe menus at some of the city's best restaurants. There are three different options for dining: two-course lunch for $15.11, three-course lunch for $20.11 or three-course dinner for $33.11.
Although our meal at Rialto was good, I was simply too irritated by the service to make a return visit. In short, everything took FOREVER. We waited for water, waited for our server, waited for bread, waited for our food, waited for the check, waited for our server to take the check and waited for our receipt. Wait. Wait. Wait. The worst part of the meal was when they brought the bread and not the side/bread plates. When asked for them, our server told us to eat off the table. His exact words were “Here at Rialto, we don’t offer bread plates. Our tablecloths are clean enough to eat off the table, but we will make an exception for you guys.” Uh… confused… and NO. I’ve never heard of such a thing! Service aside, the food was really good. We each ordered something different (there were 8 of us), but all really liked the charred beef, ceviche (fluke), lobster & skirt steak.

22 comments:

  1. I LOVE it! You make crochet look chic!

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  2. You look soooo beautiful!!
    Love the brooch and the bag!! :))

    Desislava
    http://truedreamcatcher.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the color of the sweater - it's a very soft and delicate color without being dreary.

    As for Rialto, I had my wedding rehearsal dinner there and we had to specifically ask for bread plates also and we got the same response you did. =) I find that going to a restaurant during restaurant week doesn't really give you the full picture of how a restaurant really is because they're often overwhelmed and can't deal. It's a shame you had such a bad experience at Rialto because it's otherwise a really lovely place to go - $1 oysters on Mondays! :)

    Cubicle Glam

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  4. Love your wedges and sweater. They are supercute!

    x Je suis Sophie

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  5. oh i love the way you styled this crochet top!! i'm definitely gonna have to try layering it with something like this -- i didn't realize it'd look so good over something collared!

    Dallas Restaurant week is actually happening right now too but i've heard really bad reviews of the service as well -- like food taking 45 minutes to come out! not to mention the fact that reservations are super hard to come by and you end up eating dinner at 9:30pm.

    Hopefully you guys will try out another restaurant with better service!

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  6. You look great in this sweater! I love what you did with the cameo!

    Lol! That is so strange that they do not offer bread plates! Ugh...do not get me started on service! I have had so many un-engaging servers despite my best efforts to converse with them, and my constant "thank-yous" and smiles. Blah!

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  7. Oh, what a miserable experience! But on the bright side your outfit is beautiful. I was actually thinking of purchasing that same sweater from F21. I clearly looks like a versatile purchase. I can just imagine it belted over a skirt.

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  8. LOL that's pretty ridiculous, i hoped you just stared with eyes wide open ...womp womp. love the colors in your outfit!

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  9. HII:)
    so cute and lovely your sweater!!
    I like the trend "button up",great look :D
    kisses

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  10. Sorry to hear about your bad experience. You look great as usual though. I'm so glad you did another post with the wedges. I'll definitely will keep mine. I can pair with crochet top. : )

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  11. I love your outfi so much.

    now i follow you.

    check out my blog.

    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  12. I hate when the restaurant has good food but bad service. That always makes the experience a little less appealing. :( But your outfit ir beautiful! I love the pink knit sweater.

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  13. You look amazing! Sorry to hear about Rialto - I've had bad experiences there too, I like Henrietta's much better...I miss Boston!

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  14. That sweater is swell! Loving the touch of the cameo pin... :)

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  15. Such an adorable sweater, love it!


    Regina
    http://fashionyard.blogspot.com/

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  16. I'm 5'0" (on a good day, ha!) and 110 lbs. Being that I'm not the stereotypical stick Asian girl, it makes it 10x harder to shop. My little wardrobe is starting to grow with inspiration from you. You are a gorgeous woman and know how to rock your outfits :) Thank you for posting and showing us how it's done.

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  17. Odd about the service at Rialto! But Boston Restaurant Week sounds like such a blast! Love your sweater.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  18. Oh my god, I hate waiting at Restaurants! Seriously! By the time I get my food I feel like I could have cooked it myself faster and felt better about my night! Haha. I understand the frustration...

    Your sweater is lovely. SO ARE YOUR SHOES! I am dying to shop, but I'm resisting. :)

    Courtney
    I Can Be Many Things

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  19. Typically I don't like pointy collars with circular ones but your combo looks so great! *applause* Maybe I'll reconsider the pairing... :]

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  20. Love your blog! Is that a speedy 25 or a 30? and do you use a bag shaper on the bottom to prevent it from slouching? thanks!

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  21. Love this look, those colors fit you perfectly! =D

    http://bloobreyplace.blogspot.com

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