I was tempted to call the board of health. When approaching the outdoor seating area I saw that three empty tables had yet to be bused. I wanted to turn and walk out but my friend saw someone she knew and they struck up conversation. I then ordered coffee and looked at the menu. We ordered our food and asked that our table be cleaned before our food arrived. In the middle of our meal an employee brought garbage out from the basement and sat it in breathing distance. Appalled and disgusted all outdoor diners got up from their seats and stood where they could get fresh air. My dining partner went inside to pay for our below average meals and stated that we were just overcome by the trash stench and needed to leave as our appetites were ruined. The "hostess" made no apologies or suggested alternatives/compensation.
I know this establishment well. I have been disappointed for the last time and will not give it another chance. It has LOW standards, which is too bad considering there are not many options in the area, especially for dining out late.