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Hy's Toronto

John Aimers | Apr 28, 2003 07:42 PM

Do others share my very ambivalent feelings about the food at this admittedly extremely-attractive space ?
I find myself there a fair bit since Amex Rewards points no longer convertible to any airline programme of interest to me - so for 11,000 points dinner for two is "free."

Some random observations:

a) cheese toast a shadow of what it was at all the Hy's across Canada some years ago - it tastes bland and processed

b) caesar salad usually too cold and ungarlicy - last Fri night an exception, the waiter admitted he'd ramped up the garlic

c) an expensive wine list with the waiters' knowledge thereof variable at best

d) desserts worthy of a diner, not a restaurant

e) the large filet almost always very tender and precisely cooked; skimpy portions of lyonnaise potatoes could be hotter, crisper and bigger

Well that's my two cents worth !

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