We finally tried Let's Do Brix last night - here is my review:
I have been wanting to go to Brix for a long time. The menu looks
really good and they have many craft beers & wines. I have also
heard from many people that the food is amazing. Me and my husband walk
in and hear shouts from the bar area, a couple friends of ours who are
regulars at Brix are sitting at bar asking us to sit by them. So we sit
at table next to bar. We spend a few minutes taking to our friends so we
still have yet to look at menu. The waitress comes up several times
during the few minutes asking us are we ready to order. We say not yet,
we have not looked at menu yet. She seemed annoyed. As we were talking
to our friends, I looked around at drink menu written on walls trying to
decide what I wanted to order. I was asking my friends what they like
and tried. Our friends were very informative and told us which beer
tasted like this and like that....they told me to try a sample of a
certain beer, so I asked the waitress, she gave me the sample and
watched me try it. I asked her questions, but she didn`t really have
answers, so I I just looked up at the wines and picked out a random one
on board. She looked at me and said 'you want a port?!' I said, 'oh no,
sorry I didn`t know that was a port.' She then bent down to me and said
'look hunny, what are you Used to drinking?' I got annoyed by that, I
can go to my usual spot and get 'what I am used to drinking' - but I
wanted to go and try something new. I was hoping that she could help me
out a bit. I looked at her and said, 'I usually drink Cabernet and PBR'.
I then looked at a random beer on board and gave her my decision. My
husband doesn`t like to drink right after working out at the gym, so he
ordered a sprite. I continued to ask my friends about the certain beers
and the food and they were very informative.
The waitress brought
our drinks and asked again if we were ready to order. My husband was
pretty hungry so I told him to go ahead and order, I wasn`t ready yet.
She seemed annoyed. She kept looking at her watch. I said to her 'I`m
sorry to keep you, are you busy?' She said no, that she was just looking
at the time. My husband ordered the margherita pizza and I told her I
will order in a bit.
I put on my glasses to read the menu, as I was
reading, the waitress would pass by and look to see it I was ready yet.
We have only been in the restaurant for less than 15 minutes and there
were empty tables. I finally made my decision, to order the Reuben
Chowder. My soup got to the table quickly, my husbands pizza came 10
minutes after. The waitress looked at my husbands empty sprite glass and
asked him if he wants more water. My husband said, that was actually a
sprite, but yes, I would like some water.......she gave him a weird
smirk and went to get him some water.
During this time, the
waitresses never greeted us, welcomed us, did not offer any information
about menu, we seemed to bother them if we asked anything, we felt
rushed and keeping them from something else.
When the bill came, my
husband gave waitress his credit card. Minutes went by, the waitress
asked if everything okay, we said yes. More minutes went by, my husband
was getting worried, they have not brought back his credit card. Finally
as the waitress walked by us, we asked her for his credit card back.
She went behind bar and yelled out 'found it!' To my husbands relief. We
signed out and left....probably to the waitress relief!
at The Brix was absolutely amazing. The atmosphere was local gastopub
casual. The Beer and Wine Menu was impressive. However, the only reason
we wont go back is because of the attitude of the waitress. Sad, very
sad, we wanted very much to like this place. We are locals here. We dine
on 2nd street at least 5 nights a week. We spend our money in our
community. Maybe we will try Brix again, if they change up their
servers.....or at least one server.