BF and I went to Linda's (aka pricier version of Salad King) last night and I am sorry to report that the quality of the food had dropped considerably comparing with the meal i had there 2 years ago.
to start off with, the service was just not on the same par. we arrived around 8:30pm, without a reseravtion, and was transfered to 3 different tables, because "the server didnt know the table was reserved".
we shared a bottle gewuistraminer from chili for $40, a less than satisfying botttle, albiet the price.
the appetizer was the worst part of the meal. we shared a pan seared scallop at 8$: it was HORRIBLe. the Worst app i 've ever had in toronto. two tiny pieces of scallop with an over-tangy vinegratte: it tasted really bad. The two pieces of peppered crusted scallops was jus t Nasty, yes, Nasty. they were starchy, over-salted, and flavorless.
(during the quality check for the appetizer, our server "Linda", after hearing our comment for the appetizer, said "o really?!" and walked).
i had the golden tofu, which was very delicious, except that it costs half the price to have the same dish downstairs. BF had the cripsy duck, which was Dry and skimpy. the 'crepe' that came with the cripsy duck was So small and flavorless, and also way too tough. So what if the duck legs were deboned table-side? our server looked like he didnt want to be there, and the food was just way worse than what I had two years ago.
What a shame.
maybe I will give salad king another chance. but Linda....definitely a miss for us.