So back in April I posted about my dinner at O’Charley’s Eastgate how it left something to be desired-mainly the appetizer which wasn’t brought out until after the dinner. If you read the post you also saw that the manager and our waitress were right on top of the situation and we went away willing to give it another try.
Last night Date Guy and I went back. As neither of us had lunch we were hungry and went early. Being friday afternoon/evening and Happy Hour the place was crowded! We were seated within 10 minutes and our waitress Deanne was right on top of our drink order. After looking at the menu I saw what I wanted and it wasn’t on the menu. Here I’ll explain…what was on the menu was a Chicken Bacon Bleu on Ciabbata Roll. Ok all of that sounded good but I had chicken the previous two nights and wanted a burger. I asked Deanna if the kitchen could substitute a hambuger making it a Burger Bacon Bleu, and sure enough they did without blinking an eye. Date Guy had steak the previous two nights so he opted for chicken.
We both enjoyed our meals and as the picture shows my burger was wonderful ( the fries were great as well). Date Guy is not too expressive but he did enjoy his chicken and pasta (and happy hour draft). Our waitress checked on us often enough to show she cared but not so often as to annoy us. I have to say a kind word for all the staff here:
We were sitting by the bar and three blond bimbos (sorry- I call it as I see it) were leaving when they spied someone they knew at the bar. They descended like colorful parrots and proceeded to hog the aisle between the bar and the row of tables where we were seated. Totally oblivious to the wait staff and other patrons also trying to leave they stood and talked for half an hour or more. Meanwhile, the staff was trying to carry trays of food, drink jugs and plain just get by them. These gals must have had tunnel vision because the staff was clearly having a hard time navigating that tiny space but they weren’t going to budge until they were ready. At one point another gal joined them! Kudos to the staff for not “accidently” spilling a drink jug on them (this is why I was never a waitress!) They didn’t even say that it was creating a fire hazard, they just kept on working as best as they could under the circumstances. Hats off to you guys!
So our return trip to O’Charley”s was a success; the food was good, the staff has always been great and I will certainly return again.