I was in the Bay/Bloor area shopping on Wednesday. My wife and I wanted some lunch so we stopped in at the Bloor Street Diner, which was close by. It was a warm, sunny day so we asked for a table outside. We were promptly shown to a nice table for two overlooking Bay Street. Being a warm day, we both felt like a nice salad. We were in a bit of a hurry and our server was courteous and speedy. We both ordered the Cobb Salad, one of our favourites. What a travesty and a disgrace! For $16 per bowl, we received chopped iceberg lettuce, 2 tbsp of diced tomato, ONE tbsp of diced chicken, a teaspoon sized piece of avocado, no hard cooked egg, two tbsp of woefully undercooked bacon, and for some unknown reason, a few sprigs of totally incongruous watercress. The roquefort dressing was fine but not special. With 2 cups of coffee, the bill came to $42.38 before tip. My policy is to never take it out on the server since it is not their fault that the food is atrocious, so we left a decent tip. Why did we not send this back, you might ask? We were in a hurry so there was no time to re-peruse the menu. The awful salad warned us off ordering anything else here. My wife flatly stated that if they can send out slop like this for $16 per bowl, it is clear that complaining would be greeted with an I-don't -give- a S_ _t attitude. Were we victims of poor selection or is this a genuine reflection of classic chi-chi ripoff? Other CHers' comments would be welcome.
Bloor Street Diner
55 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M4W1A5, CA