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Last 2 days #179807
01/06/2019 06:53 PM
01/06/2019 06:53 PM
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We spent yesterday on Pinel. Lots of local ( forgot it was Saturday ) and a lot of chairs were reserved on the front, even though we were on the first boat over. Didn’t matter, we had a great view and perfect weather day. Ate at Karibunu. Fish sandwich...do you see a pattern here? This time with sweet potatoes. Delicious!

Went to Le Pimient for dinner. Had scallops and beef stew. So glad they’re back. Love that place!
We decided to go to all 3 Orient beach bars while we are here to give back. Went to Kon Tiki today. Every chair on the front was reserved. A lot of which never showed up. Oh well, second row was fine. Made a reservation for lunch at 1 and it started to pour at 12 so we went up to see if we could be seated early. No problem. We sat down and waited...no one paid any attention to us. People were seated after us, all around us. They got their drink, food and still no one came to our table. We tried to get their attention but I swear, it was like they didn’t see us. Finally, the apparent manager came over and asked if we had been waited on and we said no ( it had been 40 minutes) and took our order. We were not given the specials as others were and just wanted to get our food. So we ordered.
I have never felt like today but the wait staff, seemed to cater to the French speaking. It took forever to get our food and when we asked someone for a check, nobody knew what to do.
We own a small business and the only edge we have is customer service. I tend to hope it was just because they have just reopened.
As we were leaving, the manager approached and asked how we enjoyed the lunch. I truly never complain but I told him if it wasn’t for him we would not have had lunch at all and asked him why no one ever waited on us. He apologized over and over so I’m hoping it was just an oversight but it just made for an uncomfortable day.
Eating in tonight!


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Re: Last 2 days [Re: seascape] #179808
01/06/2019 07:07 PM
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Carol,
I think the Kon Tiki piece, Le Piment piece, and Pinel pieces should go in separate posts as they differe widely and should be heard.
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Re: Last 2 days [Re: seascape] #179823
01/06/2019 08:41 PM
01/06/2019 08:41 PM
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Looks like they might have taken some lessons from the wait staff at Rainbow on Grand Case preferring the French customers.

Re: Last 2 days [Re: PelicanPirate] #179831
01/06/2019 09:27 PM
01/06/2019 09:27 PM
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Pelican--Everyone treats their own posts differently, and they are entitled to do so.


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Re: Last 2 days [Re: seascape] #179832
01/06/2019 09:29 PM
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Sorry for the Kontiki situation. So far, the reports from the newly reopened Orient restaurants don't seem that great.


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Re: Last 2 days [Re: Carol_Hill] #179835
01/06/2019 09:43 PM
01/06/2019 09:43 PM
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Hopefully it is just reopening hiccups. I really do wish them all the best.


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Re: Last 2 days [Re: SXMScubaman] #179836
01/06/2019 09:50 PM
01/06/2019 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
Looks like they might have taken some lessons from the wait staff at Rainbow on Grand Case preferring the French customers.


I'm sorry but we felt the same pre-irma at Rainbow.

We'll probably spend more in a week at a beach bar we feel comfortable at than a resident will in 4-6 months.



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Re: Last 2 days [Re: Mbrott] #179842
01/06/2019 11:34 PM
01/06/2019 11:34 PM
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I seriously doubt it.

Re: Last 2 days [Re: Mbrott] #179854
01/07/2019 06:04 AM
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ROTFLMAO. Yep, seriously doubt that.


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Re: Last 2 days [Re: Mbrott] #179900
01/07/2019 11:49 AM
01/07/2019 11:49 AM
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Auburn, WA
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"We'll probably spend more in a week at a beach bar we feel comfortable at than a resident will in 4-6 months."
Very doubtful unless you're just p***ing your money away.


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