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Posted by BajanPoet on 02/12/2010
As an ex- New Yorker who was recently transplanted, I was introduced to 107 West by my girlfriend. She spoke very highly of the restaurant. And, I have to say now... I agree! I enjoyed the laid back vibe. After ordering my appetizer, which was the the grilled chicken/ avocado roll, my palate was eager for more. I was pleasantly surprised by the taste, quality and freshness of the food, along with the attentive service of our friendly and patient waiter! *I rarely if ever offer such raving reviews but '107 West IS the Best'!!!
Posted by JKF on 02/10/2010
In-house service: took me ages to get a glass of wine, even after I walked up to the bar to request it of the harried waiter/bartender. Lunch finally came. Delivery service: Couldn't get them to answer the phone on a Friday evening. Was put through "push this, push that" and finally "please call back later." Who ever heard of a restaurant not picking up the phone, no matter how busy!! Food: overdressed salad. Buffalo wings were not good. Curiously, our neighbors (we're new to the nabe) tell us it's the best around. Waahhh!
Posted by EvaRich on 01/08/2010
Note that we were regulars at this restaruant, usally dining here 1 - 2 times per week. We are familiar with the waiters, who are usually efficient. This review is about a recent experience that has caused us not to want to ever return to 107 West. On December 23rd we took our son, who was home from school for the holidays, to 107 West for dinner. It was a busy night at the restaurant but they had their usual bartender and waitress, both new. We ordered a bottle of wine and our entrees. The bartender arrives with three glasses, one of which is cloudy and spotty. My wife brings it to her attention and asks for a clean glass. She left the bottle of wine on the table and wisked away the three glasses. We tried to stop her since only one glass needed replacing, but she just kept going. Now we have a bottle of white wine (no cooler) sitting on the table and no glasses. About 10 minutes later, the waiter returns with the same glasses. Again my wife pointed out that the glass was cloudy, to which the waiter replied that it had been wiped down and insisted that we accept it. He stated that there were no more glasses. A restaurant with a bar that makes a good chunk of its business on alcohol had run out of clean glasses? Even so, I'm sure they had not run out of water. The waiter returns with a dusty, cloudy, cordial cup, forcefully places it before my wife and states that its the only other glass they have. He picked up the wine bottle and prepared to open it. My wife was mortified and I was stunned. Does this waiter not understand that he represents the restaurant and that a major part of his role is make customers feel comfortable? My wife asked him not to open the wine because we were not staying. His reaction was one of "good riddence." Keep in mind that all of this occurred in a the presence of other customers and in the presence of our son. We were humiliated! We, loyal, regular customers were disrespected and abused by an arrogant, rude and unprofessional young man. Did that glass meet his housekeeping standards? Not ours! We left the restaurant, as the waiter gossiped to the bartender about us, feeling humiliated, stunned and very upset. We will not patronize 107 West again. Do they not understand that people don't just give away their money?
Posted by Jorge on 12/23/2009
There are a lot of wonderful things on the menu here, the grilled chicken and shrimp is nice. But the jambalaya is not. I just ordered it and what I got was a soupy mess of garbage. It looked like hastily thrown together scraps of food drowned in water and the clam was a whole clamshell that was closed up tight. Don't ever order the jambalaya.
Posted by GoodTasteMan on 12/22/2009
Posted by Veronica SD on 06/22/2009
This was the 1st place we dined at when we were looking into moving to the area… years later we are still satisfied customers! Love the food here – the brunch offerings, pasta, tortilla bar stuff, soups/salads/appetizers… we’ve enjoyed almost everything on the menu here & have been pleased (one exception: I’m not a fan of their red beans & rice side). Menu offers wide, somewhat-Southwestern choices. It’s mid-priced, not super-cheap, but it’s delicious, quality food that definitely fills a niche in the ’hood. Service is friendly. Decor is calming – airy w/ lots of light wood. I hope this place sticks around for a long time!
Posted by postnobill on 06/01/2009
This is a rather unassuming place, however the Cajun-Italian menu is consistently excellent, including the desserts; the staff friendly and professional; and the prices are very fair. The food is so good I used to eat there regularly before moving--and I do not make big money--enjoying the fact that the same meal in a mid-town restaurant would be at least double the cost. The compaints about the decor are. to me, really unfounded. This is not a glitzy joint-- but it is a comfortable place to enjoya quality meal.