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Monday, October 24, 2011

Fox and Hound, Omaha (West) -- RANT/REVIEW

Your waitress will be with you...NEVER!
17602 Wright Street
Omaha, NE
(402) 334-3133

Football fans...if you want to sit in a completely empty bar and not be waited on while you watch your favorite teams. Have I got the place for you!!!

Beer and Pittsburgh Steelers football at a "sports" bar, what can go wrong?  Well, actually there is one thing that did go wrong, after nearly an hour of sitting at a table (the only sound for the game was not on in the bar area, or I naturally would have been there) the "waitress" (and I use that term loosely) never even acknowledged that I was sitting in her area...maybe waiting tables ain't your bag, babe. 

Oh sure, she waited on the other four people that were sitting in a room that was big enough to hold at least a 100 people. And, I was even seated at a table directly next to them.  She had to have known I was there because she even bumped into me as she brought them a few drinks, AND she had time to sweep the area around where I was sitting.  The one and only beer I had for 30 minutes of football (a new record low...for me by the way) was the one that I ended up walking to the completely empty bar and getting myself...naturally I gave myself a great tip (plant your corn in May).

There she is not waiting on me!
On my way out the door at halftime, I saw a person that I assumed was a manager.  I let her know, in a nice way (keep in mind that I wasn't even remotely close to a buzz) that after an hour of sitting in her restaurant...I was still waiting for service.  It's at this point where a good manager would have found a way to slide me a $25 gift card...or at least a free beer.  Safe to say I got neither. 

Could I have done something to get her attention, I guess so?  But I have one pretty standard rule...it's not my job to inform you that I want a drink (or food) when I am sitting at a table in your restaurant...that's what you get paid for.  Don't take a job as a waitress if you don't want to wait on people.  Good lord...the word WAIT is even in your job title!  Let's just say I do not recommend this faux-themed English Pub/"sports" bar even if it were the last place on Earth!  OK...now I'm stretching it a bit...but I won't be back either. 


DIVE-O-METER
Not enough to give them a number...so they get the first-ever giant F.U.

Hey Fox and Hound...F.U.!!

Fox and Hound Pub & Grille on Urbanspoon

4 comments:

  1. I have sat at the bar there a few times and received decent service from the bartenders, but I can't comment on the table service. It's a bit corporate for a dive review, what were you thinking you were going to get? Applebee's next week? LOL!

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  2. Clearly not a dive. It's listed as a "Steelers bar" in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and I was in a bit of a pinch for time...and it's not all that far from where I live. I would have never ended up there if the always incompetent Draft House would have just turned on the game when it started...as the bartender told me she would do. After I missed the Steelers first touchdown I got pissed and went with my "Plan B". Maybe I just need to stop being so cheap and get the NFL Sunday Ticket again!

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  3. Nah, just ditch the Steelers...

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  4. Better yet...I should see if they have the Sunday Ticket at the local TGI Fridays and change the name of the website to HitThatCorporateQuasiSportsKindofBar.com

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