RATT: Room At The Top
Not even at the top. Almost at the top. 7th floor of the Student Union Building (SUB) at the University of Alberta offers a breathtaking view of the University area, and the Edmonton Skyline, along with the snaking Saskatchewan river.
That’s about all it’s got to offer, unfortunately. Impromptu lunch with Nina: coin-flip, RATT wins for convenience. A bar with an OK beer selection, RATT offers solace for stressed out UA students at a premium. High bar-style tables adorn the blacked out decor, but no real lounging space in the way of couches or coffee tables.
A never-updated menu, you’d figure, at least they could pull off the basics. I order a turkey sandwich and soup: minestrone. Guess what?
If you couldn’t tell by my foreshadowing text… Poor execution. Lettuce was UNWASHED, turkey was clearly of the Buddig variety, not even peeled apart, tomato ENDS, and stale white bread. Hoped for a redeeming soup, no dice. Minestrone was obviously canned, lukewarm at best, and reminiscent of prison rations (not that I’d know… but given the situation, a preferable alternative). At least the saltine was as expected.
Well… I was hungry. so I tried to eat, at Nina’s “stop bitching” behest.
Well, no surprise, a few hours later I threw it all up. Anyone who works at RATT, tell your managers, STOP SERVING SHITTY, UNSANITARY FOOD.
The worst food experience I’ve had in Edmonton. Bottom line: Come for the beer, and if you want to lose 5-10 pounds, eat the food, but it won’t be a pleasant experience. Neither is the service of waitstaff.
0.5/5 just for the beer and the convenience of being on campus.
Blech. Gargle with bleach.
EDIT: After what is an obvious troll attempt and bad business practice, I am changing my grade From a D+ to an F. Shame on you, RATT.