Today, Seattle Met restaurant critic Kathryn Robinson revealed half a dozen things she was told by wait staff in 2014 that were "just flat-out ill-advised."
A few standouts:
Liam's: A waiter at the U-Village restaurant delivered a cringe-worthy "I'm sorry this salad is wilted" without swapping it out for one sans droopy greens.
Quality Athletics: At the sports bar in Pioneer Square, a server declared, "We will never have a burger on our menu." A burger appeared on the menu less than a month after.
Vespolina: The downtown restaurant formerly known as Aragona gets two mentions on the post. One for a server that asks Robinson's table, "is everything perfect?" The question, she writes, "threw a spotlight on all the things about our meal that were considerably less-than." The second strike? A waiter says, "I don't want you to think I'm gouging you or anything" when suggesting wine that was pricier than the bottle she asked after.
Here's Robinson's full list.