How does one handle when Chef friend's food is gross?

So the other day, I went to a friend of a friend's restaurant out here in Philly. I won't name it for obvious reasons, but it's pretty popular. Anyway, I went in for lunch and he brings out a prized meal that has gotten him so popular out here in the city. I thanked him, (I mean it was free) but the chicken was raw in the middle, the biscuits were hard and the soup was like salt water. (and not the good kind)

Do I tell him about this? Or do I pretend like it didn't happen?
Has something similar happened to anyone one else?

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