Republic is a very nice restaurant that opened up a year ago. It is huge and has a really nice decor and is very spacy. It serves all types of food and has Shisha (Who doesn’t in Lebanon).
For all the times i’ve been there, service was very good and waiters were very friendly, but food was average.
My friend, who is a dietitian, went with few friends yesterday and was complaining to me about how a certain waiter there was very rude to her and didn’t get anything right or on time. Not sure if it’s the world cup fever getting to everyone or the waiter was having a bad day.
So what happened?
R: Can i have a steak salad please? make sure the meat is not raw (meat comes on a “seekh”). I’d also like a lemon-mustard sauce and another balsamic sauce.
20 minutes later, the waiter gets the salad without sauces and the meat was raw.
R: Can you please get me my sauces? And the meat is raw! Look.
Waiter: It’s just one piece.
R (being nice): No it’s two pieces, but never mind i’ll throw them away.
Waiter (being rude): “Aslan Hek Atyab”
R(pissed): Bi nazarak. Anyways please i want my sauces.
8 minutes later, he gets a tartar sauce.
R: This is not what i ordered.
Few minutes later, he gets a lemon sauce (without mustard) and a balsamic sauce. My friend just let go.
Last but not least, She orders the bill 25 minutes before the game finishes so that there’s no delay.
20 minutes after the game ends, the waiter brings the bill.
R: What took it so long? We ordered it ages ago.
Waiter: The game just finished and everyone ordered it at the same time.
R: I specifically ordered it before the game so that it comes on time.
Waiter(who didn’t apologize one time still): So did everyone else!
I honestly would not have accepted to pay the bill and asked the manager to fire his ass.
you’re a little ruff here… you know – the waiters try to sneak a peek at the game too, and can get distracted!
we’re all human!
‘This is not what I ordered’. Waiters aren’t dogs you know. If you talk rudely to a waiter, then how do you expect to be treated in return? Manners don’t cost anything you know. Shame on you for being so rude in the first place.
Im sry to say that but at republic that will never happen i worked there for 9 mnths were so well trained with high quality standards thats why were the number 1 restaurant in lebanon i guess your a competitor and youre trying to black mail republic so my dear no matter what happens republic was is and will always be #1
I am sorry but it did happen and my friend wasnt telling me this story thinking i wanna post it. She was pissed off of that waiter.
Competitor??? If you read the post, u d see i said its a great place and am surprised this happened.
We are a blog not a restaurant. We eat only 🙂
You can contact directly the manager instead of posting it on a blog :-):-) its negative word of mouth and even that i left my job there i wouldn’t allow it for the world cuz they have the most professional and extravagant owners of restaurants in Lebanon. check their rooftop literally its heaven on earth:-);-)
Erin, I don’t think the lady said it in such a rude way, plus it’s her right to get what she had ordered for. If she was that rude she simply wouldn’t have paid her bill
JMA, I used to go at least once a week to the republic but not anymore specially during the mondial season. It had a very good start but sorry to say service isn’t what it used to be …
lol at the “we are a blog not a restaurant”
lately all these waiters at these cafes are retards. Service is horrible and the food is more horrible. You can add la petit cafe in antilias as the worst food ever