Is Elmo serious right now? I’m not even talking about the Sesame Street muppet.
I am definitely not one of those people that acts like restaurant service is the most important thing in life, but after the pathetic experience of tonight, I feel like I have to write something and make sure you never experience the same thing I did.
I also know that Elmo is not some fancy dinner restaurant, but they have entrees, and a friend had a gift card, so we went tonight. We had a very rude waitress, I think named Steph. I had to ask her to have my drink refilled, and she didn’t return with it for 45 minutes! I sat at a table with an empty glass for 45 minutes!? What? It wasn’t even that busy. This, and the pretentious gay guy vibe that everyone was carrying (staff, and customers) was just enough for me to want to jump off a bridge.
But here’s the worst part. My friend Kim has a friend visiting that she hasn’t seen in 4 years! The two of them ended up meeting us at Elmo. Kim and her friend shared their mac and cheese as an appetizer, and I ordered mine for dinner, so it didn’t come out for a few more minutes (probably 20).
So tonight after we got home, we found out that Kim had to take her friend to the hospital because she was violently throwing up! It turns out that she had food poisoning and is now at the hospital with an IV in her arm!!
Does Elmo WANT shut down!? I have never had such a horrible dining experience in my life. Like I said, I don’t even care about things like this, but for someone to get food poisoning is out of control and should never be okay.
Elmo is at 156 7th Avenue between 20th and 19th streets in the Chelsea area of Manhattan. Avoid this place at all costs.
If you’ve had a similar horrifying experience with Elmo, write a comment and let others know how trashy of a place it is.