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joanie

You seldom do bad reviews. I know how hard and expensive it is to establish new businessess and making it in the restaurant industry may be the most difficult.

Sounds like he didn't really know what he was getting into. Reading your review of the Herbfarm - well, it sounds like a very different sort of venture for him.

I sure hope he can turns things around and make it. It sounds to me like he beeds help in the management side.

sparky

A LONG time ago, I got a summer job as a cashier at a restaurant on Queen Anne, and the food was excellent and the service was HORRIBLE. It was a tiny place, so I ended up bussing tables and getting coffee for unhappy customers who waited and waited for their waitress to quit showing her tits to the cook and come bring them their food. I worked there two weeks then I quit, and then the place went out of business by the end of the summer, because nobody came to eat dinner, and word spread about how lousy the service was. Even if the food is wonderful, if the service is bad, I don't go back.

Brenda

This makes me so sad!!! I had circled Poppy's opening on my calendar and was planning on a visit soon. Now I wonder if I should save my money?

nevets

I feel sorry for the owners. They were probably doing great until the damn Liberals raised the minimum wage. Because of that, they had to fire some of their workers and pass the work load to those still employed (thus the bad service). It was either that, or raise the prices more but because the Liberals let gas prices go so high, they probably already raised the prices. So sad that the Liberals who this owner probably voted for in the first place has now more than likely put him out of business.

Mike

I had the same experience minus the wait. I have seen alot of positive reviews online and had to wonder how so many could have polar opposite experience. I question of they are even real or not. I love eating out around town and this is definitely the biggest disappointment I've had since moving here a few years ago. They better change the concept or it won't last much longer IMO....

wta

nevets,
You really don't get it, do you? This place opened in mid-September 2008. The place is very busy (it is new and was much hyped for the last half year prior to that.) Word is, they had plenty of resumes to pick from - someone isn't communicating what needs to be done. Plenty of hands, none too quick.

Bjorn

After the experience I had at Poppy, I'd rather drop $80 at any other restaurant in Seattle, including McDonalds. Epic fail. Never going back.

nevets

Oh...never mind.

beryl b

Jerry is a hero of mine, but I was disappointed too. He's good enough to make the changes necessary. Do what he has to do... too much at steak (pun intended) for him not to.

mango

You are so full of shit, nevets, restaurants like Poppy can't afford to pay minimum wage. They've got to give living wages to the kind of professionals that such a place demands. Many of us have health plans, too. God bless Seattle liberals, they are some of the most discerning diners in the world!

Sesttlejew

Our experiences were every bit as bad as Michael's PLUS.

Plus I do not buy this argument that luke warm food is OK because they are "doing" a thali. This is NOT thali .. it is a set piece of small dishes, sort of like tapas without choice. Other than the word "thali" there was nothing indian here.

And .. for waht ti might be worth, none of the temperatures made much sense and the potions were ... odd.

Soup ... two spoonfulls? There was enough to suggest I might have likes say, a demitasse' worth or the amount of miso I get with most emals in Japan.

There was some sort of rice/starch .. Ok but the bread was two itsy bitsy, mini pitas that looked like they had been briefly burned by passing them over a burner or cigarette lighter.

There was a very nice duck dish is it had not been too cold and a scallop kabob that was the actually at a rational temperature.

Like Michael, we enjoyed the beans.

By the time it was dessert time, we were bored and unhappy so we left.

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WADR and best wishes to his famous chef, something is very wrong here. I would rank Poppy's in class with some of the more pretentious, self serving Belltown wanna be Manhattan bistros.

The price was the best part of the deal, not bad for all that pomposity.

Barbara Schwartz

I ordered the smaller thali to leave room for one (or more!) dessert(s), over which I had drooled online. However, given the long wait, we just left. Not going back any time soon.

Ben

Hope you review 'zaw! next week. I'm curious about high-priced take & bake pizzas.

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