Restaurants & Bars 6

Simple Bistro

neighborguy | Mar 2, 200805:38 AM

The reports on here were quite good so we gave it a go.

Went on a week night. A nice room, small but the decor made it tailored and just right. I just kept looking around and thinking with other furniture the room would look small but they've managed to do it really well. There were three other couples dining.

Food was fine, starting with the baguette (and I'm not a bread guy) and water quickly poured in tumblers. Everything on the concise menu sounded good, reasonably priced and when our main plates arrived they were pretty, well-portioned, and hot. Afterwards my dinner companion ordered a dessert which arrived with two forks.

So far sounds good. (There was even free entertainment in the form of what I can only assume to be a regular 'friendly' cougar-type. She was quite animated.) The experience was good, but I've been trying to figure out what made it not great. L'Express in Montreal is great. Not sure if I'm being too critical here but I'd say it was the waiter. He was helpful and did everything right, from taking our coats, our glasses were never empty, and he answered our questions. But he wasn't friendly, there was never a smile and there was just something missing. No spark or charm. That would have made the visit great and make me want to go back.

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