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#1 Rail Paul

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 03:46 PM

Eater reports on a bistro which apparently reduced the quality and quantity of its food to match the deep discounts on the Groupon discounts it was offering. The situation reached the point that Groupon has offered to refund purchases.

Here's the heartwarming story of Thomas Street Bistro, a plucky restaurant that may have outsmarted Groupon and other daily dealers, by allegedly reducing the quality of its food and service to such a level--so as to profit from daily deal offers.


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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:21 PM

Eater reports on a bistro which apparently reduced the quality and quantity of its food to match the deep discounts on the Groupon discounts it was offering. The situation reached the point that Groupon has offered to refund purchases.

Here's the heartwarming story of Thomas Street Bistro, a plucky restaurant that may have outsmarted Groupon and other daily dealers, by allegedly reducing the quality of its food and service to such a level--so as to profit from daily deal offers.


My name is Thomas Street, and I'm an addict

As a groupon-aholic I've wondered about the serial grouponers & how they could be affording it unless they'd lied about prices in the first place, which is harder for a restaurant...
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:24 PM

This place is on my street and I only went once - for brunch, which had a strange prix fixe menu, but was good. We were the only ones in there though.

I'm interested if any MFers have been there and their impression of the place because the reviews are so extreme that I'm afraid to try it for dinner.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:40 PM

After looking at their menu and website, I can't take the place seriously. Like a bad charicature of French food. Wine list is goofy, apparently cheap until you realize the Los Cardos they have for $31 retails for $9. I am glad to know they're using white chardonnay in their marinades, as opposed to the red variety, which I've never cared for... <_<
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