Cowtown Diner’s wait staff got blasted in this Dallas Morning News restaurant review.
Reviewer Leslie Brenner liked the downtown Fort Worth restaurant’s decadent comfort food. “I swooned over a bacon-wrapped, tempura-battered, deep-fried deviled egg,” she wrote.
But Brenner described the service as “stunningly bad.”.
Result: the newspaper gave one star out of a possible five.
One-star restaurants don’t stay in business long.
But you’ve got to wonder if the wait staff was incompetent or just avoiding a pushy diner. Consider this sentence from Brenner, who wanted to share a salad with her companions but got upset because special flatware wasn’t provided: “We had nothing to toss or serve [the salads] with, and now the server was AWOL. We had already used our forks for the eggs, so that was out.”
Forks were available at Brenner’s table but the utensils had been in contact with deviled eggs – the same eggs she swooned over – and thus she required fresh spoons to split a salad.
Sounds a bit beeyotchy to me.
Fort Worth Weekly reviewer Laura Barker James described Cowtown Diner’s service as “absolutely flawless.”
Fort Worth Star-Telegram also gave the restaurant a nice review.
On the other hand, Star-Telegram food critic Bud Kennedy described service as “inept” on his Facebook page. (Bud, are you a diva too?)
Anybody out there have any opinions about Cowtown Diner’s wait staff?