Monday, June 27, 2011

A Bad Happy Hour Experience at Bobo in the West Village!

I recently went to Bobo in the West Village for their Happy Hour Specials and was extremely unhappy with their service and the "after-math" of my visit. I would love to hear if anyone else has had a similar experience... so please comment...

My friends and I were wooed here by the $1 Happy Hour Oysters, but after my visit, I will not go again.

First I will say, they have a limited selection of happy hour drinks available -- from my recollection, the choices include Pilsner ~$5, Rose (terrible) and Red/White wine - ~$6-$7. The $1 oysters were a deal, however, I will say, it may or may not have led to my demise at the end of the night. But, I can't blame it just on the oysters because I did have a few other food items from their Happy Hour Menu...

We ordered the following from their menu ...

  • 1.5 dozen oysters
  • Tuna tartare on a chip
  • Fried oysters
  • Lobster risotto balls

After I walked out of that place, perhaps 1-2 hours afterwards, my stomach started feeling funny... and surprise, it wasn't only me. My friend and I started to have symptoms of a "churning stomach" ... and without saying it so directly, you can guess what would eventually follow. Though some people may argue that food poisoning occurs 8 or more hours after ingestion, according to the FDA, onset of food poisoning can occur within 1 to 6 hours (e.g. vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, etc). I will say, one of our friends walked away unscathed - so it could be a fluke (note: our friend didn't have the Pilsner, but had all the other foods). I will ignore commenting on the service because that is less important, in my opinion.

Unfortunately for us, what we expected to be a beautiful evening of Happy Hour Drinks and Appetizers at Bobo -- was less than beautiful.

Note: Perhaps, we had an off day (it happens), but all I have to say is "Buyer Beware". I can not comment on the rest of the food offered here, only the drinks and food that I had (i.e. Pilsner, $1 oysters, Tuna tartare on a chip, Fried Oyster, Lobster ball).

In fairness, please review for other people's reviews to gain a well-rounded review experience of Bobo. However, if you've had a similar experience here, please post.

181 w. 10th Street

On the corner of 7th Avenue and 10th Street

1 comment:

Ajlounyinjurylaw said...

I've had negative experiences with raw seafood. It's a chance you sometimes take.

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