So I was messing around online reading restaurant reviews from the customer's perspective and some of them were kinda funny to me, here's a few along with my comments.
The website is http://www.activediner.com
Review for "Baratta's Trattoria & Pizzaria" http://www.barattas.com/
"A little overrated. They recently raised prices quite a bit and their food didn't improve w/ increase. Pizza a little greasy. Not real kid friendly - not a lot for them to see/do. Sandwiches were ok, but nothing to brag about. Not my favorite south side spot! Recommend others first."
Ok, it's a restaurant, we're not here to keep your kids entertained.
Isn't that why you throw cheerio's all over the table, and thus the kids throw them on the floor?
Ya, that happened to me today, nice and sanitary there parents of the year.
How about including them in your meal in the form of conversations, attention, even a book for them! Even if it is a picture book.
What do you expect, video games and TV sets?
Oh ya, that's probably how you keep them occupied at home.
Next up, the food...
Baratta's is a south side institution featuring excellent selections of steaks, seafoods and pastas, each with many variations of preparation.
Instead you go out to eat for pizza and a French dip.
How about you have an actual dinner that a 16 year old on her first date wouldn't order.
Mad about the prices?
I know its a pain in the ass to pay more than the value of a Red Baron or Tombstone.
I understand you feel slighted because you had to pay more than five bucks for a sandwich, go to Subway, I think maybe that's what you're looking for.
Prices don't change because the perceived quality will go up, they go up to pay overhead, payroll, vendors and other bills.
Next up is Court Ave. Brewing Company
"Pizza wasn't as good as expected - it also had a topping requested to be left off. Sandwich wasn't that good either. Kids weren't impressed, not a lot for them to do, they got bored easily. Food is overpriced for proportion and isn't that great. I'd recommend Rock Bottom 1st and Raccoon River 2nd = better."
Ah, this guy sounds familiar.
Once again, we're a restaurant, not a family fun center.
Chuck E. Cheese is on the other side of town, sorry we didn't impress your kids or entertain them, once again, that's your job
As far as the price, $9.99 for a pizza is about as cheap as you're gonna get, hell that's cheaper than most delivery joints!
I don't understand about overpriced for proportion, 90% of the menu is between eight and fifteen bucks!
And yes, the portions are generous.
In both cases I would summize you try for yourself...
The gentleman in question obviously doesn't like to pay even minimal dining out checks and probably was just disappointed there was no kids eat free day.
Check out http://www.activediner.com
It's good for some head shaking and comedy at the very least, I'll leave serious reviews to those who are qualified.