|Parkallen Glass Wine Cellar|
|The Groupon advertisement and accompanying Q&A|
|Lamura Grillo Sicilia|
Market Price $14 USD
The entrees fared better, with one exception. My friend had been looking forward to trying the rack of lamb, but Parkallen had recently updated their menu and the lamb was nowhere to be found. We were also informed that his second choice, the tenderloin, was not available so he settled for the New York Steak, which was cooked to an acceptable medium-rare. It had good flavor although it was slightly tough. The accompanying baby potatoes were well seasoned and roasted well.
|New York Steak|
|Ahi Tuna Steak|
At the end of the meal, we didn't receive a bill outlining all that we had ordered. Instead, our bill simply gave the outstanding amounts from the tuna and steak entrees, but our waitress made sure to tell us that the total had come to around $220, which I found quite tacky as it seemed a blatant attempt to remind us to tip on the entire amount. Normally, I make sure to tip more generously than usual when using a Groupon, but after tonight's experience I was not inclined to do so. We ended up leaving about a 10% tip on the entire amount, which I thought was more than fair, but I could see from the waitress's face that she was not pleased. Somewhere along the lines, it seems that Parkallen's waiters and waitresses forgot that a good tip, even at a fairly up-scale restaurant, still needs to be earned.
|Red Velvet Cake|