I went into 65 Degrees Steakhouse, a new joint on College St. West, on a rainy night expecting to warm up with a great dining experience yet I left cold, wet and miserable.
Oh there's lots and lots of staff who love to continually interrupt patron conversation just to nudge that water glass 2 ml higher - most annoying. One rule of thumb for any restaurant with illusions of grandeur is to not place dirty plates on the table before the food arrives. Unappealing to say the least.
Another I suppose is to get the menu orders correct. I started laughing to myself after the 4th error went back to the kitchen. But what is unexcusable is another waiter confronting us, challenging us and then trying to make us feel guilty for even voicing dissatisfaction. I'm not kidding.
The FOOD, finally! Well, nothing to complain about but nothing to brag about either. If an establishment is setting itself up as a swanky steakhouse, it had better deliver the goods.Justifying errors to clients does not an auspicious beginning make. There are plenty of fine dining experiences to be had on College St. W. and in Toronto - one dines out for pleasure, not excuses.