So I wanna ask the FDB if my rant is warranted before sending a strongly worded email.
I want to preface this with the fact that this is probably our favorite restaurant in town and we eat there frequently.
So we took the MIL to Bistro Byronz for Mother's Day. My wife called a week in advance to try and make reservations for 11:00am today and was told they were not doing reservations for Mother's Day that it was first come first serve.
So we arrive about 10:45 and the SIL an her SO had secured a spot in line........the doors open at 11:01 am and we make our way in to the hostess station. When we reached the hostess station we requested a seat outside if available and were informed that we would have to wait up to 45 minutes for any table because we didn't have a reservation. So we took a seat at the bar..........and eventually decided just to eat at the bar.
We asked for menus and were told it would be a few minutes as all of the menus were taken.........I don't know how this could be as half of the tables were still empty.
To my amazement throughout my meal I continued to look at multiple tables that had not been seated since the doors open. The bartender even asked me to save the seat next to me at the bar as someone was coming at 12:00pm for the seat........that's an hour after opening.
My only assumption is lots of ppl made reservations for 12:00pm so they just were not gonna sit those tables at all until noon.
So we spent our Mother's Day brunch sitting at the bar unable to converse and having ppl reach between us to order drinks and such all the while there are empty tables all over the restaurant. There was even a six seat table right behind me that was never seated thru the duration of my meal and we were a party of 5.
This post was edited on 5/12 at 4:42 pm