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Tiffany's Deli

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It must be frustrating for restaurants during times like these, when unemployment is at zero percent. They’re forced to go begging for workers with no skills, either professional or social, and be happy just to have someone -- anyone -- there to represent their product, their brand, never mind that they give a negative first, second and third impression.

How else would you explain the staff at Tiffany’s Deli, the new sandwich shop on Park Avenue that took over the former Brandywine space? I couldn’t have been made to feel my business was any less appreciated, from the lackadaisical “what’ll you have?” greeting at the beginning of the counter to the nearly non-communicative cash-out transaction. Then, the food was delivered to my table by a young man who placed the dishes down and walked away without uttering a sound.

My food was delivered rather quickly, so sitting too long on the counter can’t be the reason the chili was tepid, nearly cool. Maybe it was supposed to be spelled chilly.

My sandwich, the one called Tiffany’s Signature, was much better. If featured lots of thumb bits of tenderloin of beef with caramelized onions and portobello mushrooms on a fresh and doughy roll, topped with provolone cheese. I didn’t see any evidence of the bearnaise sauce mentioned on the menu, and truthfully it could have benefitted from a sauce of some kind. But it was an amply filled sandwich.

Tiffany’s Deli has indoor seating and several tables and chairs outside, which, on a day like the one I dined, is a much more pleasant dining option. You might as well eat in the warmth of the sun cause you’re sure unlikely to bask in the warmth of the staff.

Tiffany’s Deli is at 505 Park Ave. N., Winter Park. It is open for breakfast and lunch daily. It does not seem to have a website. Sandwiches are either $9 or $11. A cold cup of chili runs four bucks.

Tiffany counter

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+1 #5 Johnny Gill 2013-09-14 10:20
Reading this late, but I've been to this restaurant a number of times and have found exactly the same thing regarding service. My standard comment about Tiffany Deli is, "The food is really good, but the staff will barely give you the time of day". It's unfortunate because people want to like this place, but, as mentioned in the article, genuine service must be hard to come by these days...
0 #4 Ben-OrlandoWaterHole 2013-05-14 09:01
Small businesses, especially restaurants don't realize how important service needs to be. A sandwich is a sandwich. What makes the experience stand out is the level of service you provide.
0 #3 Valery Wilson 2013-05-02 11:25
Thanks, Scott, for once again saving us members from wasting time and money at yet another mediocre restaraunt. Have a terrific trip to Europe! Looking forward to your report afterward, especially about Paris!
0 #2 Jack Miles 2013-05-01 11:38
Our experience was similar. A Saturday morning and we bypassed our regular spot to give Tiffany's a try. Walked in no one was there except the manager and I believe owner. We looked at the menu and there was no breakfast menu but the manger stated they just started to serve breakfast earlier in the week but no menu's yet; "just ask them at the counter and they can make whatever you want". Well that translated to we have muffins and other fresh backed items....my spouse asked about eggs and we got a blank look....we exited and went to our regular place.
0 #1 Ashleyp 2013-05-01 10:53
Just found their website....its not great though..

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