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Old 01-13-2009, 01:30 PM   #101
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Steakhouse..

Bogarts Chop House
Joe Fortes
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Stone Grill

are my choices... i really didn't like hamilton street grill.. i went on a normal night.. and the hanger steak was not good at all.. what a horrible recommendation from our server.. it was huge... but lacked in taste !
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Well I finished my first Dine-Out already, Gastropod.

$38 Underwhelming. 2/5
We shared a couple plates

Restaurant is small, nothing spectacular. The patrons give off a pretentious vibe in there. (only 2 tables of customers too)

Server didn't even know how to open the Red in front of us, strange considering it's an upper scale restaurant.

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Best-> Beef Tartar - Pretty good, nice smooth texture with good flavour
Raw Oysters - Pretty standard, fresh with subtle sauces. Didn't understand why it's another +$3 on top of the DO price for just 3 pieces though..

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Worst-> Pork Shoulder - The pork was very dry, tough and chewy with no flavour. Relied heavily on the sauce it came on top of. Mashed potato side.
Fried Salmon - The salmon was pretty good, nice tangy wasabi sauce but the rice it came on was hard and very weird tasting

Dessert:
Assorted Cheese (another +$5, ugh) - Can't go wrong with cheese because I dont really like sweets haha but the Blue Cheese is blah!
Chocolate Fondue: Chocolatey goodness! My gf liked it, so saucy, too sweet for me haha.
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Steakhouse..

Bogarts Chop House
Joe Fortes
Saltlik
Stone Grill

are my choices... i really didn't like hamilton street grill.. i went on a normal night.. and the hanger steak was not good at all.. what a horrible recommendation from our server.. it was huge... but lacked in taste !
i've heard nothing but bad things about Stone Grill over the years, so much so that i cancelled my reservations last year
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:53 PM   #104
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Hey Deon,

When are you going to Lux? Tell me how it goes.
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i've heard nothing but bad things about Stone Grill over the years, so much so that i cancelled my reservations last year
Stone Grill - You will only go there once & never will go again IMO

I will cross out Hamilton Street Grill as my Dine Out choice. Thanks~
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When are you going to Lux? Tell me how it goes.
I think it's Sunday, 25th. That's like 2 weeks later so your probably going to be there before me?
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I think it's Sunday, 25th. That's like 2 weeks later so your probably going to be there before me?
Actually, no. I'm going on the 30th.
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Going to Aqua Riva and Boathouse plus Seasons and William Tell.. woot woot!
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Going to Plan B lounge and Lift Restaurant...anyone have any comments?
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going to Joe Fortes this friday... $38 is pretty steep for that menu i think.

but dine-out is somewhat a scam anyways i think. lol
i went thru all the $28/38 menus and nothing excites me
for that kind of money, i can go have something that i really really enjoy.

look at Hon's and those chinese restaurants menus.. LMAO
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went to the lift last year, was pretty good =) planning to go this year again..
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going to Joe Fortes this friday... $38 is pretty steep for that menu i think.
Hmm, good point. After taxes & 15% tip, it's already up to $90+. I think I'll cancel my reservation and do something else.

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Hahaha just looked at Hon's - my god 2 people could eat there for $18, INCLUDING tax & tip!
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Hey don't bash, Hon's is pretty decent!
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I'm doing birthday at lux. Just for those that don't know it use to be the caprice lounge. The kitchen staff changed around and there was a major reno job done to the place.
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Hmm, good point. After taxes & 15% tip, it's already up to $90+. I think I'll cancel my reservation and do something else.


Hahaha just looked at Hon's - my god 2 people could eat there for $18, INCLUDING tax & tip!
Lol... that's a sweet sweet deal
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I really wanna go check out DB bistro Moderne but their menu doesnt look that great except for the tar tar.

Has anyone tried it yet?
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Went to Joe Fortes last night and it was excellent and beyond my expectations. I had the oysters sampler for my appetizer and the bf had the chowder. The oyster sampler had 4 different kinds of oyster and each one had a distinct favor. My bf's chowder was really rich and creamy with lots of different ingredients.

We both chose the steak and prawns as our entree. Our steak and prawns was delicious as well. It was cooked exactly the way we wanted (medium rare) and the portions was bigger then we expected.

He had the creme brule as dessert while I had the chocolate lava cake. Both our desserts weren't too sweet so we both enjoyed it.
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^^^ sweeet .. goin there frday cant wait to have the steak
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Wow that is epic vagueness lol that rating means practically nothing without a follow up. What did you choose from the DO menu? What made you dock off 3 points? Is the 7 including service too? *shrugs*

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Went to Joe Fortes last night and it was excellent and beyond my expectations. I had the oysters sampler for my appetizer and the bf had the chowder. The oyster sampler had 4 different kinds of oyster and each one had a distinct favor. My bf's chowder was really rich and creamy with lots of different ingredients.

We both chose the steak and prawns as our entree. Our steak and prawns was delicious as well. It was cooked exactly the way we wanted (medium rare) and the portions was bigger then we expected.

He had the creme brule as dessert while I had the chocolate lava cake. Both our desserts weren't too sweet so we both enjoyed it.
aww .. I should have booked at Joe too. Their regular eating menu is so expensive, like $20 for half a dozen oysters .. and I love Oysters .. would probably end up spending $60+ on Oysters alone at Fortes and still not be satisfied! Then I would need an entree .. hehe
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sorry i was tired last night. lol. here's my Aqua Riva review.

service was very good. attentive and good timing. no complaints.

I ordered the scallop and prawn spring rolls. Were good, especially the salad part. The spring rolls were clearly something made in advance though and heated. Outside were more chewy than crispy. And they used a lot of black pepper that overpowered everything else.

For dinner I had the striploin with horseradish & scallion mashed potatoes and stilton & walnut jus. I ordered medium rare, but it came more on the rare side. It was also not really warm enough to my liking. Not cold, but not warm enough. But I wasn't going to send it back or anything. The wine suggestion I had was good. The mashed potatoes were okay, but not really mashed enough (there were lumps)

For dessert I had a cheesecake. It was good. Satisfied with that.

All in all, I wasn't TOO disappointed, only because the price was reasonable. You get what you pay for I suppose. But I've been here before lots of times and have had way better meals.

7/10. Maybe 7.5/10.
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