Truthful Tuesday — Food vs Service

Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts. This past weekend in the U.S. was Labor Day weekend, and that means a lot of people had a three-day weekend. This week Frank wants to know…

When it comes to dining out, does superb quality of food make up for subpar service, or does stellar service make up for lackluster food?

It’s been at least a year and a half since I actually went to a restaurant and sat down for a meal that was served to me. Most of the restaurant-prepared meals we’ve had since March 2020 have been either take-out or delivery. And given that, the quality of the food is the only measure we use when evaluating a restaurant.

Thinking back to the Before Days, when we would often go out to eat at a restaurant, our primary reason for dining out at a restaurant was for the food. I agree that poor service can diminish the dining experience no matter how good the food. But stellar service does not make up for a poorly prepared meal or for food that tastes sub-par.

So, in summary, it’s all about the food

6 thoughts on “Truthful Tuesday — Food vs Service

  1. rugby843 September 14, 2021 / 10:04 am

    I agree but if you are ever in Denver – you get both at the Cheesecake Factory – and in Houston it was – maybe not now- Saltgrass Steakhouse – but a lot of time has passed so I have no current recommendations fir Houston in 2021.

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  2. pendantry September 14, 2021 / 3:28 pm

    I’m pretty much on the fence on this one. I think that both presentation and product quality are equally important. I’d much prefer to have a lacklustre burger-in-a-bun served in elegant surroundings by ultra-polite and attentive staff than the most sumptuous filet mignon thrown onto my table by a foul-mouthed jerk who, for all I know, may well have spat on the plate in the kitchen before bringing it out.

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