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Xacutti - on College

Todd | Mar 28, 2006 05:27 PM

I decided to have dinner with a friend at Xacutti on Friday - what a disapppointment! I am so tired of eating out in this city to consistently bad food. And to be clear, the food was not bad at Xacutti, it simply had NO FLAVOUR. Last week I ate at Lee on King West - great presentation, but again, the food had absolutely no taste! At Xacutti we had the yam fries- they were nicely prepared, but frankly, fries at Mcdonald's are 10x tastier! They lacked flavour, plain and simple. Then, we had some type of vegetable ball that sat on thousand island dressing. Nicely presented, but no flavour whatsoever. For dinner my companion had a chicken tikka - hard to go wrong - the waitress could not verify if it was white or dark meat. It appeared to be both when it arrived. This was by far the most flavourful dish. Then again, it's tough to go wrong with coconut milk, spices and sugar! That is what the sauce tasted of! I had the steak which came with a wet and overly salty deep fried onion ring, (no taste, just grease) and the steak, (*which I ordered med-well), was Medium (I should have returned it) and since it was Filet cut, was tender, but lacked any flavour. TOTAL DISAPPOINTMENT! 140 bucks later we were at Starbucks laughing about how crummy the restaurants are in Toronto. I recently went to Brassie for breakfast on King after finding it on Chowhound. For service, consistency (been back 5 times) and food that is GREAT.. all priced right (*and folks, I care not about price if the food is good.. Brassie is cheap!).. you can't go wrong. So there you have it. Tell me where I can get CONSISTENTLY great food that is full of flavour! Thanks.

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