Imagine the kind of Yelp reviews this woman would write: Kathleen Hampton made a Valentine’s Day reservation for two at Portland’s Enzo’s Caffe Italiano, but she arrived solo, because her husband ate too much at lunch and decided not to come. (Smooth.) She claims that the restaurant made her wait too long for a table, and that even when she did get seated, the servers ignored her.
This is where things get weird: According to the Oregonian, “She then told a waitress she was ready to order, but the waitress replied that she would not be taking her order and that Hampton had to leave the restaurant and give up the table.” Hampton tried to order takeout, but had no luck. (“I’ve never heard of a food place not having to-go,” she says in the lawsuit.)
The restaurant’s claiming that when Hampton showed up alone, the waitress offered her a seat at the bar, since Valentine’s Day is of course a busy night. Then, apparently, Hampton had two glasses of wine, and left abruptly without paying. Now she’s demanding $100,000 and a public apology because she was “so devastated she cried for a day.” It’s understandable why her husband stayed home.