San Diego, CA: Harvest by the Patio

Posted: April 9, 2018 in Uncategorized
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We recently visited Harvest by the Patio in downtown San Diego for Saturday morning brunch and bloodies.

This was our first time at Harvest and we were overwhelmed with the dining options! We deliberated greatly before settling on the Olympia Bowl.

Harvest Patio (2)

We were highly satisfied with our decision, which also turned out to be food porn.

The beverages decision was simple. Once we saw the “Cedar Mary” on the menu, we jumped. Even at $20, we knew it was something special we had to try.

Harvest Patio (1)

After reconciling the $20 cost against providing our loyal readers with an amazing review, imagine our surprise when this is what showed up at our table:

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Now, we will admit this drink was very good, but as we’re imbibing we’re wondering about the cedar planks and how this can possibly be worth $20.

Lo and behold… it wasn’t. They didn’t actually serve us the right drink! We didn’t find out until the bill came, when we were charged just $8, for what must be their standard, everyday Bloody.

Those disappointing stats:

Spice: Just the right amount of spice, salted rim.

Mix: Housemade

Chaser: None Offered

Fixin’s: Bacon, Cherry Tomato, Shishito Pepper

Price: $8

While the food here was delicious and the standard Bloody Mary was enjoyable, I will say that the service was severely lacking. The place was not busy considering it was a Saturday around 1pm, but we still found ourselves having to get up to ask our bartender to find our waitress, put our order in, bring us more water, the check, etc.

Had the service been better, we might’ve taken the time to inquire early on as to whether we had received the right drink, or brought it up at least when we received the bill; however, we ended up being pressed for time and decided that it was their loss on upselling us to their specialty beverage and having that reviewed.

Again, delicious food; bad day for service and a disappointment on the Bloody Mary end. Maybe next time we’re in San Diego, we’ll give them another shot to get it right!

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