2282 1st St, Fort Myers, FL | Directions 3390126.644975 -81.868732
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 11am - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 12pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown Historic District
Lousy Service, Don't waste your time! – We went on a Saturday evening with friends and our teenage sons. We thought it would be nice for them to be able to play pool after we ate and the adults chatted. The same waitress came to take our drink order while one of our party was in the restroom; she seemed very annoyed that she had to come back to the table to take an additional order. We were never offered menus, I had to get up and get them. She did come back to take our food order, again quite an inconvenience. Four of us order chicken wings but they only had two orders and we had to order something else. There was no apology whatsoever, merely another inconvenience for the waitress.
After we ate, we moved to the pool table for a couple of games. The waitress, at this point, forgot we existed and each time we wanted something else we would have to go to the bar to get it. Table service stopped completely. Just be fore we got our checks the waitress came to the table, took one of our drinks and pored it into a styrofoam cup and said she needed to wash the glass now. My husband paid our tab and left a minimal tip, commensurate with the service we received. I had gone to the restroom, while the tab was being paid, and then was verbally accosted by some woman who had been sitting at the bar regarding the tip we left. Apparently a manager of the cafe, she felt the need to berate me, my family and friends for tipping according to the service. She did not ask politely if there had been a problem, she did not care if we did not have a pleasant experience at her establishment. She was only concerned about the waitress? tip and proceeded to yell at me about how she only pays them $3.35 an hour.
This restaurant had very little business for a Saturday evening, for obvious reasons. The food was only mediocre and the service was not only lousy, the management was rude and offensive. Not only will I never go there again, I make sure no one I know will go there either. We will never go there again
Cuisine Confusion – Don?t let name confuse you. French Connection Cafe to French Cuisine is as French Fries to French Cuisine. So once you've got over that misunderstanding you are in the normal American casual restaurant.
Outdoor seating is good, service is a bit slow, food is C+ to B-, prices are affordable, choice of draft beer is rather narrow, and choice of wine is acceptable.
Florida still allows smoking, so make sure you are OK with that - in my case outdoor seating meant "smoking section", which I can't consider a plus.
Either way, if you are in the mood for "standard" food - "French Connection Cafe" is your unusual choice for that in River District of Fort Myers, FL
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