I rarely feel I want to leave no tip at a restaurant, but 19 Market had AWFUL service. Too bad...it was near our hotel and we were in town for a concert. Our hotel suggested it because we wanted good food and it's near the HP pavillion. We walked in and the host was talking to someone at the bar, back to the door and didn't turn around until I said hello. First she wanted to seat us in the back room of an entirely empty restaurant, but we asked for front patio because it was nice out. Our plates on the table were very dirty, and we realized it was only the host and the bartender working, so someone barely came to the table, and the host had major attitude, really bad. The bartender was at least helpful, changing out my plate when she saw me wiping it down. We never saw them again and when we asked for the bill, it never came out, and we had to go inside on numerous occasions to find them. I saw a woman who looked like the owner, just standing around, and she clearly didn't run this restaurant well the day we were there. What a bummer. We would have rather enjoyed picking up a burrito around the corner or even a hot pretzyl at the pavillion than sit at that miserable dinner. We cancelled our dinner entrees because a)we were full from appetizers and b)couldn't stand being there any longer. The food was not bad, but the experience ensured we'll never go back. If you're understaffed and can't serve customers, at least acknowledge it, don't give attitude and disappear and make us find you to get our food and check! Sorry to be bitter, but that's how it made us feel. We did leave a tip, but only because we felt bad for the overworked bartender who was pouring drinks and trying to wait on the tables the host/server abandoned.
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