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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Diner/comfort food: 1 Star

Re: “IHOP

We arrived just before 6 am on Friday; there appeared to be just a single employee, who not only opened the door ten minutes late, she proceeded to seat just the first group of diners before disappearing into the back. No eye contact, no "I'll be right with you," nothing but silent contempt. Since she made it clear, on behalf of her business, that iHop cares nothing for our business, we left and won't ever go back.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by LeoK on 08/30/2013 at 6:59 AM

Re: “King's Chef Diner - Bijou

Heard good things about King's Chef and decided to pay a visit the other night. Had a burrito that was insanely bad. Overcooked eggs, burnt potatoes and spongy oily meat. It was truly fucking disgusting. 2 bites was all I could take. I told the waitress how bad it was and she "well, that's too fucking bad, huh?" Really? This is how staff speaks to customers?? This place truly does suck. It sucks in the worst way and I will never be back. Definitely NOT RECOMMENDED.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by JamesRs on 10/28/2012 at 12:37 AM

Re: “The Omelette Parlor

This place is totally over rated. The service and food are below average. I too have given this place several chances over the years and it never gets better. I am baffled how they win Indy awards so often. Go to Western Omlette if you want a treat.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by 80907res on 03/19/2011 at 11:11 AM

Re: “The Omelette Parlor

I have given this place three tries and there will not be a fourth. I don't know where this other person got such good foof and service. We were hoping for BETTER FOOD (ordered the same thing that I would order at other places, but here no taste), better SERVICE (we didn't have fast service at all not to mention the waitress didn't even care about what we really thought about the food), and better CUSTOMER CARE (it would of been nice if when we said we didn't like the food that they would say more then sorry to here that and not even offer some sort of refund or please try us again and give us a try with a discount (not that we'd use it). The thing that really was bad was they wouldn't even take our coupon for them, because they said it was a holiday and they don't take the coupons on a holiday (I understand that BUT the coupon DID NOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT NOT TAKING IT ON HOLIDAYS) When we checked out THAT'S when she SHOWED us the thing about not taking coupon on holidays. Sorry on both us and them, I don't like to tell someone that's a bad place to eat, but I'm just telling it like it was for us. If you give them THE BEST PLACE TO EAT AWARD FOR 2011, then that will just tell us your rating is a bit off. Thanks for letting me tell you about our dinning experience.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Rockyrrcsc on 03/17/2011 at 3:36 PM

Re: “King's Chef Diner - Bijou

If it was possible to give zero stars I would have. To say that the owner is rude is the understatement of 2010. He was the rudest, most unprofessional hostile and ill tempered man that I have had the unfortunate occurrence of running into. Part of running a business means public relations and while I think the chef gets away with bad behavior under the guise of that "diner experience". The food quality is absolutely sub par save for the Green Chili. The burrito I ordered was badly cooked, dry and tasted like garbage. The restrooms were filthy and the employees attitude went beyond the diner charisma. Caveat Emptor - You will get better food quality, service and attitude at the Taco Bell 2 blocks down.

I seriously can't believe the Indy gave this a Best Of....

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by OldSchoolCS on 11/15/2010 at 6:29 PM

Re: “King's Chef Diner - Bijou

I thought the wait staff were rude, and the food was gross.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by snephtar on 11/12/2010 at 1:40 PM

Re: “The Airplane Restaurant

They serve absolute garbage in there. I would never ever waste my time or money there again... ever! The only positive thing I can say is they do sit you at a table, in chairs. Although I'm surprised they don't just toss the "Food" on the floor to complete the presentation.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ironmikej on 10/25/2010 at 2:10 PM

Re: “King's Chef Diner - Bijou

This place is turning into quite a royal joke, and it deserves a greasy death. Went to eat here, and of course, was told they dont take a debit card for payment-but, but wait here it comes-we have an ATM inside the restaurant that our customers can get money from, and thats at the rate of $2.50 cents a pop for a withdrawal to pay for your meal. Lets all put our collective genuis' together, and guess who owns the ATM. Maybe the owner, or the owners business acquaintance? I could be wrong completely, but doubt it. If I am not, then the owner can step up to the plate (pun intended) and tell us who owns it-it's on their property I am sure they know.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by PikesPeak on 09/16/2010 at 10:23 AM

Re: “King's Chef Diner - Bijou

Author; Jesse D.
Phone number; 719-459-5996

Is it the altitude or what? I just read the Gazette's food section and saw King Chef and their nomination for Colorado's best breakfast in food net's magazine...
I am utterly appalled. How horrible is the Colorado palate that this greasy abomination slathered on a plate has Colorado natives raving? Well i say shame on you Colorado Springs. How can you let this represent us as a whole when there is so much better out there? I mean even a national corporation can produce better slop, are we feeding a bunch of brainwashed easily impressed pigs? Or are we feeding the proud distinguished citizens of Colorado?
All i see from this situation is that quantity overrides quality. for example i can cook up a bunch of burnt Russet potatoes and you people think I'm a professional chef. If I put my Heart and Soul into a dish that bursts with flavor yet is slightly small I'm nobody. You see Coloradans have been set into the corporate fling, Value.
If you can get more for your buck it wins awards, but if you can cook with outstanding ingredients and produce an outstanding product customers say "7.99 for a zucchini sandwich? well i can get more elsewhere..." The main point i bring to you is this.... YOU COLORADO, have lost your love of flavor,impressive ingredients, and bold presentation. An since have given in to a family sized platter of flavorless mush,over-spicy chili, and burnt over buttered potatoes, because its more food for less money. I can out-cook King Chef,and Nosh and i can prove it, so i say shame on you Colorado Springs,for sacrificing your palates to save money.
Sincerely, The Colorado guru of flavor
CHEF Jesse Davenport

2 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by chefjesse84 on 09/04/2010 at 12:35 PM

Re: “King's Chef Diner - Bijou

I won't be back! I could not believe the foul language that the employees use so freely. Everything form F--k to C--t. I was shocked to say the least. If I had been there alone, I would have walked out. Thank God they stopped their cussing when a family with little kids came in. Get some class people, your DISGUSTING.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Nikki on 04/27/2010 at 2:42 PM

Re: “North End Diner

Great place for breakfast and lunch...in the same day because the service is so damn slow, by the time you finish breakfast, it'll be lunch time. The food is just okay but the prices aren't bad and if the service was good, it'd be 100% worth it. Unfortunately, this isn't the case. My husband and I have waited 20+ minutes for something as simple as drink refills. Getting your check is another chunk of your day gone.

Only consider this place if you have a good couple hours to waste and don't mind being thirsty for a good part of your meal.

Posted by _bex on 04/06/2010 at 9:53 AM

Re: “King's Chef Diner - Bijou

This place is extremely expensive and the staff is mean and rude. $10.00 plus tax for a double cheese burger and $1.50 for a side of green chile (about 2 table spoons, no kidding). I got a to-go order, the order arrived for the waitress by the cash register, she proceeded to collect the bill and never brought my food over. After she put my money in the till and walked away, I asked, "Is that mine over there?". She replied, (Oh, fu**!). Finally, she brought my food over and I examined the package. Granted, I was a little disgusted by her verbiage, I made a comment as to the size of the side of green chile(seriously 50ml, the size of a shot for $1.50). She then sarcastically replied, "Do you want another?", I chuckled, and said, "I don't want to pay another $1.50. She arrogantly closed with, "If you're going to throw a fit, I'll just throw one in!"...To make a long story short, $13.00 for a double cheese burger with rude service. Oh, and if you want fries, they're an additional $2.00. These people suck!

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Joshua on 03/24/2010 at 4:12 PM

Re: “North End Diner

Uh, no. -Not so much. -Friendly, but slow service. Lousy green chili-dry pork pieces, no real kick. Kind of dirty and run -down. No wonder there were seats avaliable at North End, when there was a line out the door at Omelette Parlor just down the street. Next time, I'll wait in line and enjoy a good breakfast.

Posted by mindybtb on 10/25/2009 at 10:12 PM

Re: “Western Omelette

My wife and I treid this place based on the Gazette's review. OH BOY, the food critics at the Gazette must be taste bud deficent. To start the coffee is just bitter brown water. With all the staff hang'en out they still couldn't mustare any service that would have been acceptable. Both of our meals were over cooked, but the worst was the fact that our easy over eggs were cooked all the way threw so we had no creamy yolk to dunk the toast in. The pancakes, bacon, and sausage were burnt as well. But when the waitress finely decided to give us some service she didn't even notice that either my wife or I had touched our food. I wouldn't recommend this place for breakfast at ALL.

Posted by SciFi on 10/25/2009 at 9:17 AM

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