THE DIRTY ARMY: Nik, I went to Manny’s for brunch with my friend who goes there for dinner at least once a month. It was my first time at Manny’s and my friend’s first time for brunch. Upon arrival, the hostess sat us at a table in the bar- no problem there. She just stranded us without telling us where the buffet was or who our server would be. So we figured we would head up and get some food. The place was very empty and looked like they were recovering from a busy morning. The food was replenished and hot. No complaints there. However, we didn’t have a server acknowledge us until my friend asked someone for a cup of coffee…just when we were finishing our first plate. Then the bartender came over and offered us a free round of mimosas for us having to wait so long for a server. Awesome. Then we saw this same bartender taking shots behind the bar (on a Sunday around noon). Then we witnessed the manager taking pictures of 3 servers taking shots! Our bartender reeked of liquor and she was very rude after us not having any service for 30 minutes. I am in the industry and was totally appalled by everything at Mannys. My friend was equally appalled and embarrassed, because she frequents Mannys for dinner and convinced me to spend $30 on brunch. Never returning. Drunks.
It’s so hard to be a server these days… so many rules and regulations. Like no drinking.- nik