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Toqueville - Disappointing Lunch!

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Toqueville - Disappointing Lunch!

Aaron | May 28, 2004 06:59 PM

GF and I went to Toqueville today for lunch.
Called in advance to find out dress code and was told that men sometimes wear suits and that no jeans and t-shirts are allowed.
So I put on a nice shirt and suit jacket and went over for lunch.
We're seated next to a couple of older guys in sneakers with super-casual shirts and hair flying in all directions.
Later in the meal, a guy comes in wearing sandals and shorts and is seated.

I recognize that the restaurant wants to make money from all would-be diners, but it seems to me that if a high-end place is trying to create a certain ambience, they're only shooting themselves in the foot and destroying that ambience by allowing any sort of dress whatsoever.

As for the food, the best part of the meal was the bread - which was quite good in both its sourdough and rosemary varieties.

Other than that, pea soup was allright, goat cheese salad tasted like soap.

Entrees - chicken so soft that I actually thought the dark meat was mushrooms. Soft chicken can be a good thing, but I felt like I was being served food for people with no teeth. Cod fish was absolutely tasteless. I'm not quite sure how they managed to cook a dish and bring it to the table without imparting any taste to it whatsoever.

Desserts - GF liked pineapple soup, but they managed to somehow screw up my chocolate cake. I can't remember the last time (before today) that I had chocolate cake at a 'nice' restaurant and didn't like it.

This was the 3-course PF 20 lunch, but in my opinion it was about 15 too much to pay for bad food.

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