Last time I was at Acacia Fillo Bar, the food was decent, the price for portion (for the banitza) was really good, and the service was horrid.
I thought maybe the service hiccup was a fluke or a bad day. And since the banitza portion was really good for the price, I wanted to come back and try the fillos, which were $3 more at $14.
Service is still horrid one week later. It's like being waited on by a surly zombie. Any emotion we saw was annoyance at our being there (and this was BEFORE we presented Entertainment Book coupons). And self-serve water in a totally dead dinner room? Really?
It's been a long time since I've had service worse than in a Chinese dim sum place. Interactions with the server actually threw a figurative wet blanket over our table, immediately dampening whatever good mood we were in.
Below are pictures of the Salmon and Wild Mushroom Fillo, the Spicy Beef Burek ($11), and the Spinach and Sirene (feta) Banitza ($11) (both of which I sampled last time)..
Salmon and Wild Mushroom Fillo ($14)
- As you can see from the picture above, portion is actually smaller than a $11 banitza portion. Less to choose from, but if you are looking for good bang for your buck, then stick with banitzas.
- Portion of salmon is approximately the same volume as one hot dog sausage. Not exactly the same dimensions of course, but approximately the same in volume.
- Salmon is dry. Not surprisingly, this was dry too. But also bland.
- Not that many mushrooms. Combined with the bed of spinach (?) it wasn't exactly strong in mushroom and salmon flavour in the smallish package.
- Came apart very easily when cutting, so you are likely to have the salmon on its own unless you work hard to keep your flavour bites together.
TIP: To use more than one Entertainment Book coupon, split up into pairs and have your bills paired up to get $8 off each. Despite everything, the server at least gave us that option instead of declaring one coupon per table.