This was my first visit to Across the Street and I won't go back. The meat in the steak fajitas was large,tough, flavorless wedges of roast beef. The chicken quesadilla priced at $12 had only two bites of chicken in each slice - the remaining two thirds had no cheese or meet. The waitress didn't even ask if there was a problem as she cleared all the uneaten food from the table. $65 for no alcohol dinner for three people and 2/3 of it not eaten.
Posted: 1/03/2011 • Link to this review
I have been to Across the Street three or four times now and used to be a fan, but I do not plan on returning. On my last visit, I went with a large group of friends (10) on a Saturday night. Two things ruined this restaurant for me: Terrible Mojitos - I am a huge mojito fan and used to enjoy them at Across the Street. However, when I ordered one on Saturday, I noticed the mint was not muddled and there was no lime. Also, the drink had a suspicious green tint. And then I realized what happened...they made my mojito with a mix!?!? How authentic is that??? On top of that, the drinks still took forever to make it to the table. How hard can to be to make with a mix?!?! I would expect such a move at a chain restaurant, but not at a place claiming to be local and authentic. Terrible Service - As a former waiter, I know waiting on large tables sucks. I also know splitting the bill sucks, but any decent waiter should attempt to do so. So at the end of the meal when I asked for the bill to be split, he said he couldn't do it, but he could bring a calculator. I looked at him jokingly and said, "You'd rather have me do the math?" He simply responded, "Yes" and walked away. I'm sorry, but if you are going to automatically charge us 20% gratuity, the least you could do is split of the bill. All in all, I am disappointed with Across the Street and will not return.
Posted: 6/22/2009 • Last edited: 9/29/2009 • Link to this review
The service was extremely slow. We sat outside and the table next to us ordered after we did but got everything at least 20 minutes before us - they knew the server. When we did finally get out drinks, they were so-so. I kept asking for the chips and salsa and finally he brought the c/s. The food however was not bad, it just took forever. After all that, my car window was broken right on Highland...just vandals. We might give them another chance but watch where you park!
Posted: 5/30/2009 • Link to this review
You will love this place. The menu is creative, the food is wonderful, and the service is friendly. I have tried the popeye burrito, and it was incredibly good. I am glad this place is near my office. I am trying to bring my coworkers there. This place is destined to become successful.
Posted: 2/20/2009 • Link to this review
I dined with a friend yesterday, and we ordered maduros (plantains), as we both love them. The menu mentioned cheese and sour cream came with it, but I thought it was on the side. They came out and they were drenched in sour cream and some sort of bitter cheese. I didn't like it with that stuff on it, so I took as much off as I could, but the maduros still were not good even with a little on there. The entree I got was great (sweet potato enchiladas). It sounded interesting and I was very pleasantly surprised how well it all went together. The rice mixed great with the sauce, but the black beans (also topped with the same bitter cheese as on the maduros) were not good at all. I thought it was just me, but my friend tried it and he said the same. The waiter we had seemed friendly but absent-minded (we were one of 3 tables in the restaurant). He was attentive though. The prices seemed a little steep for a Mexican restaurant, also. Great location, next to Johnny's Pizza and across from Highland Bakery. Overlooks the park. Food came out fast and htey have free chips and salsa, but I wouldn't go back to this, I think. I feel like they were either trying too hard with the ingredients or were just too optimistic that someone may like what they send out.
Posted: 1/19/2009 • Link to this review
We came here for brunch on Sunday and it was fabulous. It's right off of the park, so there is this great open air, but still covered area in back with a nice breeze and lots to look at. The menu is unique and so tasty. It's a great place to take out of towners- the neighborhood is lively too!
Posted: 9/02/2008 • Link to this review
As a Mexican food junkie and vegetarian, I was delighted to find this place! Don't worry - my carnivorous dining companions have also been delighted by the menu. The ingredients are always fresh and the selections varied and plentiful. Also offers great ambiance in an intimate setting. Don't miss the goat cheese enchilada starter!!
Posted: 1/05/2008 • Link to this review