What a horrid meal I had at La Sirene in Pointe Claire.
Four of us dined for just under $200.00 with tax and tip, but not including any wine, coffee or dessert. It was just so off that we weren't going to hang around for dessert.
We were offered the worst table in an empty restaurant which we refused, and when finally seated we were ignored. I actually had to get up, go to the Maître d' and ask, politely of course, if we could get some service.
The rest as they say was all down hill from there.
We then received the most basic minimum of service. The waiter even made a quip that “yes I was bothering him”
When the mains finally arrived each and every one of them was limp and stone cold.
My foodie instinct told me that this was one experience where I should cut my losses and run. The La Sirene ship was sinking fast and I could have sworn that I saw that a-hole, Gordon Ramsey sniffing around hoping for a new episode and this place would have made a fitting one tonight.
We ate what we could, requested the bill (we actually paid a helper/something-or-other because there did not seem to be a waiter available) and hustled out of there as fast as we could.
While we were waiting for our food another customer seated outdoors on the patio actually came barging into the restaurant, plate in hand, demanding an explanation I assume for the garbage they were serving tonight.
I however, am somewhat more polite and it being that our meal was in celebration of a birthday, I did not wish to ruin our fun with a protracted squabble about such poor service and some of the worst restaurant food I have eaten at this price in a long, long while.
Needless to say I will never, ever set foot in this horrid, over priced restaurant again.
Good luck to those of you that do.