Poll Results: Readers Have Advice for Bobby’s Owners
New Deerfield restaurant already has plans to offer some of what Patch readers suggest.
Bobby’s Deerfield owners Bobby and Augie Arifi plan to tailor their menu to local clientele when they open their eatery in October in for former Townhouse Kitchen + Bar location and Patch readers are wasting no time giving them ideas.
The Arifi brothers already intend to do some of the things readers are suggesting. The most recent Patch poll showed customers are looking for some of the Arifi’s innovations though it does not appear the leading vote getter is part of the program.
When readers were asked what kind of a restaurant they wanted to see in the space—the poll was published before Bobby Arifi told Patch his specific restaurant plans—their ideas showed variety.
Of the 27 who responded, nine wanted Mexican, five hoped for American while four each would like a health food restaurant or a steakhouse. Three prefer Asian and two wanted something else. Mexican fare is not one of the offerings Arifi mentioned to Patch, but many of the others were.
One reader, Roy Lipner, expressed a concern about Bobby’s predecessors in the space Arifi has already promised to alleviate. “It wasn't concept that closed both restaurants, “Lipner wrote. “It was the quality of customer service.”
Without knowing Lipner’s comment, Arifi already told Patch good service would be a hallmark. “We will have the same level of service we have at Café Lucci,” Arifi said of his existing establishment in Glenview.
While some readers complained about a number of local businesses, Peter Greenwald would probably suggest the Arifi brothers visit Trax Tavern and Grill to see a local success. “I like Trax,” he wrote. “(I) was there with a group tonight. The place is busy good food (new menu). Sat outside, service was good. My company goes there a lot.”