I wanted to leave a review directly with the Tides Oyster Bar at GVR, but there was no avenue to do so. Here it is…My family asked where I wanted to go for Mother’s Day May 14, 2023. I said I want oysters. We usually go to the Oyster Bar at Sunset Station which is always excellent. Since the Oyster Bar was closed for renovation, we decided to go to the Tides Oyster Bar at Green Valley Ranch. We thought we would get the same great service and great food. Well, that was not the case. We had a reservation. Once we were seated, it took a long time to get an appetizer drink ordered. It seemed like there were only two servers for the entire restaurant. Then we wanted to order steamed clams: they were out. That meant no linguine and clams either which is a family favorite. Dinner service was from 2 pm – 9pm that day. Our reservation was for 4:30 pm. How could they be out of clams 2 and half hours into their dinner service? Then we ordered oysters. They were out of 2 of the 4 special oysters. We ordered a dozen of the special oysters – 6 an 6 of the two special oysters. They were delicious. Then we ordered another dozen. It seems like they ran out of the 3rd special oyster an subbed it with Pacific Oysters. We knew this was the case and asked about it and the answer was that they were the same oysters that we ordered the first time. We knew this was false but didn’t want to cause a scene. We ate the 6 special oysters and the 6 Pacific oysters and were charged for the more expensive oysters. Then came time for dessert. We ordered two desserts. All we can say is that the strawberry and mango napoleon was something we would expect to get at a hospital or convalescent home. It was so awful, we could only take one bite. So, for a special Mother’s day dinner that cost over $200.00 for three people it was very disappointing . Our server was clearly overworked and it was not her fault that food and supplies were not properly ordered for the occasion. We did leave her a big tip because she was so professional. All in all if was a very bad experience and we will not go back. Food quality is excellent, but staffing is sub par and menu availability was severely lacking.