by Ike Casias on
We were looking forward to our dinner reservation with friends on Saturday at Mayes Oyster House. Unfortunately, there is only one word that can describe the experience: FAIL. The four of us were seated at 7:30 and began looking at the menu. So far, so good. Not too long after, the server came over and greeted us with "ready to order?" It was a little impersonal and weird, but whatever. We placed our drink order as well as a couple appetizers and oysters. The restaurant was not busy at all, there were a handful of other empty tables. Normally, this would mean that service should be on par. Right? Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Almost 20 minutes went by. Not only no appetizers, but no drinks. NO DRINKS. I mean, c'mon...seriously? We didn't even order cocktails, just 4 beers. Pull the tap and fill a glass, it doesn't take 20 minutes. Our server approached with a tray of beverages, only to take them to the table next to us. At that time, we decided it might be better to call it off and leave. After all, this was getting ridiculous. Our server dropped off the drinks to the neighboring table and then came over, insisted that the drinks were on their way and the appetizers were as well. And were we ready to order? Crickets. We looked at one another, then thought....what the hell, we were there, we were hungry. Our orders were placed and we were holding out hope. Ten minutes later, our hope was lost. No drinks. No appetizers. No thank you. We grabbed our things, went to the bar and told our server that we had been there for just over half an hour and didn't even have our drinks. What did we get? Not even the smallest of apologies. Instead, he told us, "Okay." Even worse for the business is that we were going to be footing quite a nice bill. Our table ordered a 2 dozen oysters, 4 beers (which likely would have gone up to 8), 2 appetizers and 4 entrees (we were hungry!). If the food is anything like the service, it's better that we left. This was a first for most all of us to walk out of a restaurant after placing an order. It is also the last time I will ever enter Mayes Oyster House. The service is a disgrace.
by Anthony S. on
I went last night with a group of 12. We had reservations for a table and still experienced attitude at the door, although our waitress was friendly and laid back. Bottles of Grey Goose are $400, although there's an automatic 20% gratuity, so they are actually $480. We ordered three. Valet is $20, wtf. For the attitude and the cost, this place is totally unimpressive. The DJ is AWFUL, playing 30 seconds of each song before moving onto the next. The crowd is no more attractive than any other hollywood nightspot. I'm really not sure what all the buzz is about. Pretty lame overall.
by Octavio Yeah on
Went here Saturday night and everyone was here for drinks! There was not one table with food. So you know the bartendar was makin bank tonight! No one was there to seat us but a spot opened up at the bar and we sat there. We got chips and salsa and a taco salad. Their salsa was SO good. Freshly made I could still taste the cilantro. The taco salad was just as good. Our service was so fast, it must have been the only order of food that night. However, it being a Saturday night, it was very crowded. There was parking all over but no open spots! I know it's campus but it was ridiculous! Try parking behind spider house... you can park after 8p in that area. And apparently there are 2 levels, upstairs and downstairs. One might be for food, one might be for drinking... Either way, their chips and salsa alone are worth coming back for. Maybe not on a Saturday night, but I'm gonna have to check it out again.