OK, as posted in another thread, BF and I had a great night out on v-day. But...I wanted to share what happened at our first attempt for dessert/nightcap to get y'all's opinions here... When BF picked me up we didn't really have specific plans. He had had dinner with his DDs earlier (I haven't met them yet, still pretty new relationship) so he wasn't super hungry and just wanted a cozy night in with a glass of wine and snuggling. I on the other hand was ready to get out and go get a drink or some ice cream...anything to get out of the house. He agreed and we drove into the more downtown-ish area of my suburb which is really growing and very fun. There is a relatively new, hip wine bar we had heard about and had never tried before. So, we decided to check it out! A lot of my GF's have raved about it too...great food, great happy hour, chef is from a very well known and respected restaurant chain around here... So we get there and the ambiance is spectacular. The hostess greets us and we ask for a table for two. She smiles and goes to grab menus. She then returns and says in a very sweet apologetic voice that she actually can't seat anyone after all b/c they stop seating at 10:00. Sure enough, it was about 9:55. So we then ask well can't we just grab something at the bar? It was half empty, not crowded at all. We were told NO. OK, I wasn't dying to be there anyway but WTF?? How can you greet guests and then turn them away and refuse to seat them or even let them get a drink??? I was floored. I even bashed them on a local blog. Now, I've never worked in a restaurant but that to me was completely unacceptable. I have heard through the grapevine they are going through major growing pains. BF and I just kinda laughed it off and went to ANOTHER very cool, hip place where we've been before (even more into the downtown suburb area) and actually even got drinks on the house and red carpet treatment! Thoughts?