How long do you wait to be served?

Is five minutes long enough? Ten?

​“Sit anywhere you want,” said the bartender when we walked into the saloon-restaurant on 39th Street.

There was a table by the window, so my friend and I took seats and watched the waitress at the other end of the restaurant talk on her cell phone while polishing silverware with a rag. She looked over in our direction without an acknowledgment. I realized at that moment that we wouldn’t be eating there.

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink