There are so many great places to eat around town but from time to time I get a clear jolt of reality and I’m reminded of the sh*tty places too. You guessed it, Afrique Bistro is one of them! This is a save your money and let me rant review of this place just because it needs to be done. I was so mad at my last visit here that I created a Yelp account and reviewed the damn place. I read somewhere that the owner also has another restaurant called The Queen of Sheba so if you eat there you are probably keeping this god forsaken place open. In any event, here is what I posted on Yelp pretty much verbatim:
I’ve been here twice and shame on me for going that many times. The only reason I’ve ever gone to Afrique was because the wait at Toro Bravo was an hour and a half and there was some time to kill. It was however, my latest visit that convinced me that I’ll never set foot in this “restaurant” ever again. Ever? Yes ever!!!
Each time we had to seat ourselves. No one greeted us or said hi. Strange considering there was only a couple other people in the place each time I’ve been there. One person was working at the bar and “restaurant” area and they just seemed so unhappy which showed in their customer service or should I say lack there of.
We ordered 2 appetizers: chicken wings and yam fries. That took about 45 min to get to our table. The fries were black. No, not Cajun style. It was burned. If you don’t believe me, I will post a picture on here. I couldn’t believe they chose to serve these instead of making a new batch. The wings according to my friend were good but she was super hungry.
They had Alicia Key’s CD playing the entire time we ate there. I like her music and all but seriously her whole debut album played while we were there. We only ordered 2 appetizers and 1 round of drinks. Yeah, seriously it took that long.
We paid and not a thank you or a good-bye were said. I can’t believe this place is still open. Unbelievable.
Location: I’m not providing it because you shouldn’t go!
Cost: 2 appetizers, 3 drinks and shitty service about $40