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Sassafraz - I should have known better


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Sassafraz - I should have known better

Fwagra | Jun 26, 2006 01:53 AM

I know, no self-respecting Chowhound would ever go to this pretentious hotspot. But, I was with the kid, wife and in-laws. We needed to eat. It wasn't about me. So, for all you tourists on the board, DO NOT GO TO SASSAFRAZ. We want you to enjoy Toronto.

Anyhow, the food was mediocre. The service was appalling.

The wait staff were more interested in discussing their big Pride Weekend plans with other customers. My annoying nuclear family did not elicit a second glance from the staff.

We got seated, and were not spoken to for 20 minutes. No water, no bread, no nothing. After a while, a waiter told us that he was not our waiter, but he might take our order. Then, he decided, nah, he would not take the order because our waiter appeared to be on his way. We were also told that our waiter had been dragged out of bed to work, so take it easy on him.

Our waiter, I hate to say it, was a bumbling retard. He did not know a thing about any menu item. Any question resulted in a 15-minute disappearance. Whenever he brought something, he asked whom it was for, despite having taken the orders. I sent back a latte that tasted like warm dishwater; it still appeared on the final bill.

The $15 eggs benedict were not good. One egg was undercooked, one egg was overcooked. Interesting.

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