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Review of Cube

Kurtz | | Jun 17, 2004 05:29 PM

I recently had dinner at Cube during the Montreal Indy weekend. We arrived at Cube on a Thursday night at 9:00.

-The hotel lobby is very striking as is the decor of the restaurant itself. Very minimalist and modern.
-The maitre D was very friendly.
-Servers brining the food to the table were very nice and knowledgeable, making a nice intro of the food as it is brought to the table.
-Food was beautifully presented and delicious

-Their courses were infinitesimally small. I'm not kidding, everybody at the table (4 of us) were starving at the end of the meal. Each of us could easily have eaten twice as much food. Considering the bill was $400, this is unacceptable. I mean, I don't have a problem paying for a good meal, but for god sakes, DO NOT SKIMP on the portions!! I am not from the US nor am I one of the individuals in the documentary super size me, but this was ridiculous. If you are going to charge high prices, do NOT skimp on the portions, aren’t you gauging me enough??!!
-The waiter was an idiot. Beware, if you go here and have a tall, blonde, shaggy haired male with glasses, ask for another section!! This guy was absolutely no help. His English was not great. Now I know we are in Montreal but this is still Canada and on Indy weekend no less, YOU MUST BE ABLE TO SPEAK ENGLISH. Furthermore, he was of no help, when asked his opinion on a number of dishes he shrugged his shoulder!! He would arrive at our table and say nothing, we were left to guess what he wanted and he created an awkward atmosphere the entire evening. He arrived at our table with a tray of cheeses and merely presented them. We looked at him looking at us for a good 30secs before we asked what cheeses they were. He described them and said they do a plate that was a mix of all four cheeses. He led us to believe they we complimentary which they were not and showed up in the bill for $40+!!
-The Bill: As I mentioned the bill was steep, but high prices come with the territory of good restaurants. However, the food was simply not enough (I cannot stress this enough). Also, we ordered 2 queue royals which totaled $44, quite steep but the worst is that the glasses were maybe a third full, I hope the champagen was at least Cristal. Lastly, one of us ordered the tasters menu ($79), however he charged us for 2 tasting menus. When asked about the additional $79, he immediately (as in did not seem surprised, but instead seemed as if he knew there was an extra charge) said it was added on mistakenly.

Conclusion: Good Food, High Prices, Terrible Terrible service, Minuscule Portions.

Do not go to this restaurant, you will not have a pleasant experience.

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