Restaurants & Bars 4

Steak Frites

John | Oct 11, 2003 09:13 PM

Went there for dinner the first time tonight, using one of my stack of Amex Rewards which, since useless for Aeroplan points, are good for Hy's and movies !

Reservationist was a trifle snotty - I asked for table at 7:00 pm; he said "we could fit you in at
6:45." Arrived 5 mins late to find a near-empty room. It did fill up around 8:00, however.

Our waiter was on his first night, and, he said "in training." Service seemed to be amongst three or four different young men, pretty good (water and wine glasses refilled) until dessert when it collapsed.

Starters: White bean soup was apparently good; I had an agreeable if not memorable spinach salad with walnuts and raisins in a fruity vinaigrette.

Main courses: Both had steak with frites and peppercorn sauce. About 8 oz, served sliced, cooked medium rare as ordered, delicious spicy sauce already on in adequate amount, no whole peppercorns - fine with me - and delicious fries. Side of mushrooms my friend pronounced AOK.

Watery cappucino and adequate coffee. Long wait for both.

Desserts: "tiny" choc mousse lived up to its menu description in size but was creamy and tasty. Sticky toffee pudding not highly flavoured except for sugar.

Bill presented correctly; ie, we were only charged for wine - to my surprise not even for the extra veg...could be a mistake on new waiter's part.

A pleasant, casual place - good food overall. Would go again cheerfully.

Any other hounds have experiences to report ?

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