A great and varied dessert selection, but their coffee really leaves something to be desired. Good coffee is a must for a good dessert shop.
Food here is high quality with great presentation. I have to say that I feel the B Line is a little overpriced for what it is, however. Just bear that in mind if you choose to go here: it is good, but spendy.
The B Line serves a variety of standard cafe fare, sandwiches, soups, and salads, as well as a heartier assortment of entrees, such as Penne alla Vodka and Salmon Salad.
I had the Salmon Salad; the salmon was deliciously marinated and grilled, then laid on a generous bed of mixed greens with various garden salad fixings on the side. You get a choice of dressing, and I chose Soy Ginger. I do wish the greens had been chopped before serving, as there were huge pieces that were awkward. That's my only complaint about the otherwise fine meal.
Someone in our party had a quesedilla, which he claimed was the best he'd ever had.
Everyone in our party was satisfied with the food.
The B Line is housed in a restored building on 4th avenue, which has a rustic kind of ambiance. It's very visually appealing.
The B Line is also usually very populated; would be nice if it stayed opened later. The owner also maintains Time Market at University and 4th ave, which is another Tucson favorite of mine.
Great atmosphere, always fun to sit at the big communal table by the register. Small but always good beer and wine selection. Favorite tonight was the vanilla porter.
The food has always been competently prepared and worth the price; has never really wowed me until tonight's salmon salad. Try the avocado dressing.
Rotating dessert display is the best in town I can say tonight, but I'll give the Cup another chance next week.
I keep on hoping this place will catch on since its on my side of town. The set up is fun and comfortable, great for small get togethers with firends. The food however is uninspired. The baked goodies are great, but if your looking for a light meal its not so great. Not horrible, just plain and sometimes not as fresh as I'd like.
Ate here once; I got the hummus plate and my friend got the hummus sandwich. Rundown:
*Bruised/not fresh veggies cut up and served
Was going to try this place, but when I saw the menu and they charge $2 and $3 extra for a piece of gluten-free bread if you don't want the wheat bread, I realized the place must be run by an authenthic Paris frog.
Now you can get a frog rip-off without going to Paris.
If there were 16 slices of bread in a gluten free loaf, they are charging $48 extra for each loaf they sell at a $3 a slice.
Is this how you want to spend your money?
Ah, correction - the date was January 14, *2011*
The one time I was here, the owner (female) was very rude. The friends I was with agreed. She was short with us when asking questions (it was our first time there) and made us feel so uncomfortable after delivering our food with an angry disposition that we left without eating it. Needless to say, I can't recommend this restaurant.
Delectables is anything but delectable. The food is adequate at best, extremely small portions, and way overpriced considering the quality. The atmosphere is dingy, the service stinks, and the food is nothing special. I don't know how this place keeps staying in business, let alone getting positive reviews in various magazines; they probably paid to have the publicity, because the place is horrible. Would never eat there again, and would advise anyone who reads this review to do the same and not waste their money.
We used to frequent Claire's for breakfast when we lived in NW area about 5 years ago. We had to be in Catalina early on a recent Saturday and thought we'd revisit. First clue should have been how empty the place was for a Saturday AM. Food and service sucked. Don't know what happened to this once great place.
Worst Service / Good food. We arrived a party of 8 on a recommendation from a neighboring restaurant. Upon entering the empty dining room I assured myself we would have good service. The menu looked great and after some time waiting for simple bus service, we ordered appetizers and drinks which came out very quickly. After that the server was non existent and I had to get up 3 times to get some one over to our table and the main course took over 45 minutes to get out, 2 plates at a time. The head chef did come out to our table and offered an excuse that the pasta we ordered took extra time to boil water for ( really ???) . I guess the guaranteed %20 tip was enough for our server to justify her totally ignoring us. An offer of free desert or the free stale cookies and brownies they gave our kids is not enough to make up for very poor service. WILL NOT RETURN
ate there several times, service was slow and once my chicken was undercooked. Never go there again.
I personally didn't care for it, but I admit I have bland tastes compared to most people. My African tuna sandwich (only thing which seemed to allow me to avoid peppers, onions, etc.) had diced crunchy green things in it, possibly bell pepper.
So much for the food, that's subjective. The waiter was irritating. His stock response to everything from taking an order to being asked for the check was "You got it."
I always enjoy going to Delectables. Whether passing a rainy afternoon over good wine looking out the front windows onto 4th Avenue, or sitting with friends on the patio having iced tea and wonderful tastes from a gourmet board, or listening to live music during birthday dinners in the dining room. The food is always fresh and well prepared. The service is usually sparkling and fun. In over 30 years of serving Tucson I am sure there has been fluxuations but it is always my first choice to have a wonderful time.
Inattentive and slow service combined with mediocre food that's overpriced. Phony hippy vibe is the icing on the cake for this disaster of a cafe.
B-line Cafe is a gem. A great place to take out-of-town visitors or just go out to lunch with friends. I love the fish burrito and the pasta in vodka sauce, but everything is going to be good. Fresh ingredients, good spicing, ample amounts and nice presentation. You also have great choices in drinks. This place wins award after award, year after year, so as with other ratings from the public on TW, the ratings here seem off-base.
Except for mine. :)
We met friends Saturday, 5/7 for lunch - as we purchased the groupon $10 for $20 food. Well, we think that the girl messed up our tickets so badly (must have been new) that the total for two was $26 (WTH)! On their menu you can get a sandwich, side and drink for $9.99...so how the heck did they come up with $26?? It was so awful, we just paid the extra 6 bucks and left. The meatball sandwich was cold by the time it got to me (we waited forever to get our food), the side salad was nothing special. Hubby had the roast beef sandwhich with pasta salad...again nothing special. Friends agreed, theirs was nothing special as well, certainly not to warrant $26 tab...for sandwhiches...come on! Won't be back.
I admit the food was awesome but I was totally turned off by a wait person whose pants hung so low I could see his dingy underwear. This was over a year ago but I was so turned off by the sloppy appearance that I have not returned.
I was enthusiastic to try this restaurant because their ads in the local papers look good and their storefront does look inviting - Very disappointing dining experience on the evening of January 14, 2010.
Too expensive for what they offer. You can cook what they serve better and for less money. Cramped dining area with uncomfortable seating. Difficult-to-avoid gum under the table. Slow service when not that busy. Bland and flavorless beans, guacamole, salsa and tuna salad. Most of the tortilla and potato chips served were broken up in small pieces.
Disorganized and unprofessional servers. First, they tried to give our food to another table. Mistakes happen, understandable. But then, I was met with an accusatory and catty, "Well, it didn't *say* that," upon being told I ordered the sandwich on different bread. Another server wanted us to leave our credit card number with her because "the machine isn't working." Bizarre scene.
As a former server, I understand things happen, but this place is too much - Save your money and yourself a headache !
Great food, great people and where else can you find a Sunday breakfast buffet for $8.95!!!
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