Went to Mr. John's tonight and unlike last Tuesday when I didn't have reservations and couldn't get a table AT ALL because it was so packed...it was fairly empty. There were 5 or 6 tables empty when we got there (in the main dining area) and 1 empty when we left.
Service started off great as we were seated right away. Our server was friendly and asked if we wanted a drink. We both are trying to not drink as much so we declined. He left for a few minutes as we looked over the menu and then came back to let us know about the specials. The soft shell crab appetizer sounded delicious but I had already made up my mind on the BBQ shrimp. We placed our order of:
BBQ shrimp app
pasta and sauce
and 2 glasses of wine TO BE SERVED WHEN WE GOT OUR ENTREE
He left and a minute or so later we got some garlic bread. Little while later our BBQ shrimp came out. This was probably the darkest BBQ shrimp sauce I've ever seen but it was delicious. It came w/ 5 shrimp and 1 piece of toast. We finished that and would have loved to have some bread (we were out) but we were never asked if we would like some and the server automatically took the plate away w/o asking. We would have liked it but let it go thinking it was probably for the best considering 1 teaspoon of that sauce was probably 1000 calories. At this point, a few other tables are seated but still the place is fairly calm.
About 10 minutes later a HUGE business table came in. Within 5 minutes our entrees came out w/o any wine. After about 5 minutes our waiter comes by and asks how everything is and then says our wine will be just right out. About 5 more minutes pass and we see our waiter serving beers etc. to the big business table. AFTER he finishes serving their beers and about 15 minutes after we are served our entrees we finally get our wine.
Oh yeah, and they didn't offer us any meatballs.
Good food but disappointed in the service...mostly the fact that we didn't get our wine until 15 minutes after we got our entrees.