RACISM!!! HEAVY SET BEARDED MANAGER & RECEDED HAIRLINE BARTENDER
Just went to Front Page News 1/5/13 to watch the 1st of 2 NFL playoff games with a friend. We got there at the end of the 3rd quarter of the game. We grabbed a seat at the outside bar and immediately asked the waiter for some water and a menu. 5 minutes later I ordered Shrimp & Crawfish Etouffee and my friend had a 10 piece of wings. I ate my dish and was still hungry and ordered a 10 piece of wings as well. We asked the waiter for some more water once and he acted as if it was a sin and only filled it up half way. Throughout the 4th quarter he (waiter) was walking behind the bar as if some Varsity Jock cussing and carrying on as if he was the man in the restaurant. Me and my friend picked up on his wanting to be Macho attitude and just left it alone and just kept eating. We finished our meal and paid the waiter along with a $10 tip and sat around to finish digesting and seeing what game 2 would be like. Meanwhile 2 Caucasian guys in there 20's walked up to the bar and grabbed the seats next to us and the bar tender immediately walked over to me and my friend and told us we would have to leave if we didn't order any more food or buy liquor/beer. This immediately made me totally upset and I asked for a manager and this took things in a crazy direction. The manager was obviously taking on sides with his employee and meanwhile my food hasn't even digested yet and i'm mad that me and my friend were asked to leave when the whole restaurant still had plenty of empty seating outside on the patio and tons in the inside bar and restaurant, not to mention that the bar we were sitting had FRONT PAGE NEWS EMPLOYEES sitting at it as if they were off there shift or just taking up seats that customers could use! We WEREN'T EVEN ASKED TO POSSIBLE MOVE TO ANOTHER SEAT......WE WERE ASKED TO LEAVE!!!!!!We picked up on the Racial Profiling very quick and felt it minutes after just getting there to eat. We were right and it was brought to the light. Being of mixed ethnic race in our younger 40's for both me and my friend as well as nicely dressed (NOT HOMELESS!) the Caucasian race was much more wanted in that establishment and it was EASY TO SEE! So to all the people out there please believe that it took a while for me to type all this down and share it with the rest of the people in Atlanta. Please make your own decision, but this what me and my friend had to deal with.
Address: 351 Moreland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307
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The food here is absolutely divine! If you like cajan seafood with a southern flare, this is the place to go. My favorite combo is the Lump Crab & Spinach Dip with garlic bread (it's such a hearty helping that I order this appetizer as my meal), Oysters on a half shell (the biggest and best selection I have ever had), and the Swamp Thing (cocktail).
My husband and I were both looking forward to trying Parish. After the experience, on the good side: attentive service, nice wine, great oysters (raw), and good bread. On the bad side: mushy fish, mediocre-to-bad steak. The mushy fish was supposed to be glazed with maple glaze (prolly should not have ordered) but instead covered in marple-y, surgary crumbles. That with cheese grits was an unappetizing mushy plate of food. It was also one of the most expensive dishes on the menu. I rarely bother to review restaurants because I am lazy but the food was overthought, over wrought, and all wrong on the textures. Too bad, because we loved the dining room.
My friends and I always visit the PARISH Market to pick up some delicious and refreshing sorbet. The atmosphere is very charming and inviting. We love to sit on their patio, relax, and enjoy our tasty sorbet!
...because we didn't stay long enough to eat. Oblivious hostess, tables packed so tightly servers can't move without bumping into you, weird seating plan of packing everyone into the back while the front of the restaurant is empty, terrible acoustics (louder than a Friday night Highlands bar) so we can't hear each other and much less the server, needlessly annoying menu-on-chalkboard-across-the-room thing, freezing cold hyper-air-conditioning. That sums up the first two minutes...after which we doubted it was going to get better so we left. To top it off, we step around the corner and the valet is sitting on my car.
We greatly respect Mr Amick's experience, of course, so we would appreciate it if he could stop by the restaurant and talk with the management and staff. I'm sure he can help them understand that a reasonably pleasant and professional experience is necessary for customers to return...or in fact for customers to stay long enough to order. Hopefully the kitchen is run better than the dining room.
I had lunch at your restaurant today. The food and service was outstanding. Have a question, who would i contact for information to play at your restaurant? I have a two person blues acoustic band, the name of our band is bluesbound. we have played at many locations around atlanta to include, fat macs,maddys and fuzzies. Thanks, Jerry
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