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This cleaner ruined my wife's beautiful winter coat. The coat is wool with obvious and distinct leather patches. Had The Press informed me they couldn't handle part-leather items I would have gladly sought another cleaner. Instead, they took the coat and when it was returned, the leather patches were bleached and wrinkled. Plus, the wool portion of the coat still had stains. The owner of the store denied damaging the coat and claimed the leather must have been damaged before I dropped it off. (A shouting match ensued.) He comped my bill but refused to provide any further recompense.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Great food, outstanding service. So why just four stars? 1) Price. Okay, the guy won Top Chef a few years ago and he's a great cook. But does that really justify a $17 sushi roll? Ironically, the dish that won him Top Chef -- scallops and cauliflower -- might be the best bargain on the menu, at $32. It's a fantastic dish, by the way. The key lime donut is also not to be missed. Also, they automatically add a 20% gratuity. I get it: Europeans love Miami Beach and Europeans don't tip. And the service is worth 20%. But it still comes across as presumptuous. 2) Snootiness. On the phone, they'll tell you there's no dress code. Don't be fooled (like I was). If you're wearing flip flops or shorts or a t-shirt, you're getting a table on the ground floor, and you'll get to watch as all the "pretty people" are escorted upstairs. My wife and I sat by ourselves on the ground floor for an hour wondering if we were just the early crowd. Nope, just didn't have the right look. (I wore pants, a collared shirt, untucked ... and the dread flip-flops.) I expect snootiness at certain restaurants. Not this one, when I'm told on the phone there's no dress code. 3) Bathroom attendants. What is this, 1993? Who the hell still employs bathroom attendants?
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
3 reviews
Went driving out into the DC suburbs looking for passable roadside barbecue and stumbled on this place. Have to admit, I hesitated before going inside; located in a run-down truck stop on U.S. 29, it's not the most alluring restaurant ever. If you want decor, go elsewhere. If you want great barbecue, stay. The ribs are the best I've had in the DC region, moist with terrific bark and spicy sauce on the side. I look forward to trying the chicken next time; it's won national awards.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Poor - FairService: Excellent
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago