My husband and I love Turkish food. So we were highly disappointed to go to IBO Turkish and Mediterranean Restaurant and Bar for Valentine’s Day and find out that they have eliminated almost all of the Turkish item from their menu to focus on steak and seafood.
My husband had a rainbow trout that was horrible and had already had the skin removed prior to serving. I had a chicken dish that was mediocre at best. The hummus was alright and I enjoyed the lentil soup.
However, the service was terrible. We sat there with empty and dirty appetizer plates and soup bowls in front of us until our entree arrived over an hour after ordering it. I don’t think they would have cleared them away at that time except I said something about them. Our server took our order and then never came back until we were done eating.
We eat out extensively and this was only the second time in my husband’s life that he left absolutely no tip. I expect this restaurant to be out of business before the end of the year. Which will be no loss to the Las Vegas dining community.
Plenty Peeved at Paltry Provisions Pam
Dear Quadruple P,
ELV takes no pleasure in anyone’s bad meal, or the demise of any eatery.* However, some potential failures can be sensed — especially when a place is too big, overdecorated, understaffed and way too ambitious for the clientele they’re seeking to reach. God bless Al Mancini and Slapsie Maxie Jacobson for giving such places exposure, even when it is clear to us that they’re headed for the restaurant dustbin. A steak and seafood restaurant in that neck of the woods has a much chance of succeeding as we do of beating this guy on skates.
* Although no tears will be shed, nor obituaries written, when Andre Rochat slings his last plate of hackneyed, overpriced French food at some unsuspecting tourist in the near future.