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Amuse Bouche - OK food but REALLY LOUSY Service!

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Amuse Bouche - OK food but REALLY LOUSY Service!

Charles Yu | Nov 18, 2007 05:20 PM

Well, fellow chowhounds, you can add Amuse Bouche to our ever growing list of Toronto restaurants with lousy service!

First, about the food. Our party had the tasting menu with wine pairing. None of the dishes were memorable, tastewise. The foie gras dish was actually WEIRD, since the foie was paired with a marshmallow! The lobster consomme was so-so, nothing like the intensely flavourful version served at Truffles. The three sea scallops in the seafood course were pityfully small. The duck entree was OK, but nothing to shout about.

Now, for the service. What a joke!! After being seated, we were 'ignored' for 25 minutes. None of the servers who walked past us greeted or acknowledge our present. At the end, my daughter has to wave down a server! I thought this type of tactics were only used in busy Chinese restaurants?! The sommelier was rude and in a rush, mumbling thru the wine description/introduction. Since none of us heard what he was saying, we asked him to repeat but he just turned and waved us off saying he will return but never did. Then, there is our buss boy ( actually a man )!! Never have I experienced such display of rudeness in my 30+ years of eating out in fine restaurants. Every time there was a change of cutlery, he simply 'THREW' them down onto our table. Result, criss-crossing of knives and forks across the table surface!! And this is a restaurant with a Toronto Life 3.5 stars rating!!! Again! What a joke!!!

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