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Scaramouche - slightly disappointed


Restaurants & Bars Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Scaramouche - slightly disappointed

orick | | Sep 14, 2009 07:58 AM

For some reason, I never got around to this place after many years in Toronto. So went to Scaramouche Saturday night for a date with the wife and have to say it was a bit disappointing.

The good:

service was excellent. We had a last minute change in schedule and had to change reservation time. They were very accommodating. Requested a window table. No problem there. The waiter was very attentive and knowledgable. The wife was very happy with the wine he suggested. I don't drink at all so can't really comment.

The view was beautiful. We got there at 7pm and stayed until 8:40. So pretty much caught view of day, sunset and night.

Dessert was great. The coconut cream pie alone is worth going back for.

The bad/lackluster:

The main course were at once over salted and bland. We ordered the scallop with duck confit and pan seared halibut. Neither were good enough for a high end restaurant in our opinion. The scallop and the halibut both tasted like the time I went snokelling the red sea to be honest. I could barely taste the sweetness of fresh scallop but the salt was overpowering. I noticed a lot of the senior crowd there and was privately wondering if this was more to their taste because I overheard an elderly gentleman remark how amazing the scallop was to his friend. Duck confit was also surprisingly dry.

We also ordered the cheese platter and frankly don't remember any of the cheese being interesting or good.

We might go back for the view and the dessert and see if that was just a bad night but overall it was a bit disappointing. I often hear Scaramouche being compared to Canoe and George. Was hoping for something similar to either but have to say George in particular has never disappointed me like this.

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