Talking about disappointments: JFK Bar & Kitchen

On Tuesday night, hubby and I decided to have a quick dinner out after having been at the avant-premiere of Spectre movie at Utopolis.
Considering we were already in the area, we decided to call JFK Bar & Kitchen to check if it was still possible having some food there – it was 9.30 pm.
After a short waiting on the phone, the waiter asked us to come as soon as possible – and so we did. I was pretty curios to try JFK Bar & Kitchen, as it is part of the Manso group, and you know already I am a big fan of the food at Limbo restoclub from previous review.
Unfortunately our experience at JFK Bar & Kitchen was less than impressive.
I had a strawberry caipirinha, while hubby had a glass of Cabernet, and opted from something from the meat list: secreto for me (pork filet) and iberico pluma for hubby.

After the pictures of our dinner, you will find more reasons because we were not satisfied.
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Things I liked about JFK Bar & Kitchen:

The location and the concept are great: an informal restaurant, with pub style, big windows and really refined details, something totally new in the area and I think in whole city.
– The menu is various and they have great choice of cocktails.

Things I did not like about JFK Bar & Kitchen (unfortunately pretty longer list this time):

The room was icy-cold. The back door was open – and blocked, so impossibly to close  – and the front door was keeping opening and closing due to people going in and out and smoking. I was feeling seriously uncomfortable.
Service was horrible. If you are telling me I can have dinner even if it is a bit late, I expect I can have a proper dinner – not that you are coming to order 2 seconds after giving me the menu and you are taking my dishes off as soon as my fork is down. The waiter came to our table couple of times while I was still eating to see if he could take the dishes away – don’t you see I am still eating? I was feeling really under pressure and observed.
Food was miserable. You could barely distinguish between hubby’s and my dish, the presentation was very poor and you would definitely expect more for a 25 Euro dish in a gastropub. They state on their website quality isn’t cheap, but honestly I did not see any quality there. We went for a dessert as we were still hungry – my brownie was frozen, still cold inside, and very sugary. Hubby’s cheesecake could be barely described as a cheesecake – a humid biscuit with some cream cheese.
Bill is not from a gastropub – glass of wine, two drinks, two mains, two desserts were almost 100 euro – and the waiter also forgot one drink in the count, I have to remind it to him.

I am really sorry for our experience and even if I like very much the restaurant settings I don’t think I will come back to JFK any time soon.


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