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Old 01-23-2009, 09:59 AM   #176
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One more reason not to eat Oysters not that I needed anymore.
Hey, oysters are yummy - except I only eat them cooked (steamed with garlic, or black bean sauce).
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:05 AM   #177
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Went to Cru the other night as it was sold out.. so naturally I was curious and found a reservation.
I don't know if the cuisine is not my type or not.. but it was just mediocre imo.
My friend was unhappy until the dessert.. -_-?
The sweet potato soup was very sweet, I only tasted it but it was a strange taste, not what I'd prefer for a soup. I had the beef carpaccio which was pretty good.
I had the crispy duck confit.. which wasn't too bad, except the salad/pasta mixture underneath had some sour taste to it.. maybe vinaigrette? that I didn't enjoy. My friend had the seared albacore tuna, which she said that had a fishy taste of not being fresh. (side note: apparently the seared tuna at Joe Fortes is really good)
The chocolate torte was good.. really rich and sweet though so I couldn't finish it.
Overall, I don't think it'd be a place I'd frequent.. as the place is really small. The service wasn't up to par and
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:59 PM   #178
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any reviews for LUX yet?
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What do you expect when you eat at fine dining establishments then?
Food wanker, not something the size of a dime.
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Some of you are spoiled fucks.
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:40 AM   #181
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Waiting on Deon, he should be going soon (or already has?)
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:08 PM   #183
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lux sucked bad service bad food
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went to Aqua riva.

sorta not really bias. Use to work there but never sat down and ate.

the spring rolls were awesome. the salmon salad was alright. but i'd say choose the spring rolls over the other two. i didn't find the spring rolls bad. they fry them to order..

I had the trout. Gf had the steak. i'd suggest if you want the fish go with sable fish. It has a much richer taste. but not over powering like salmon would be. The steak imo was perfect.

for dessert go with the bread pudding. its the only way to go. the cheese cake is like any other cheeese cake.

btw. all cheese cake is made the day before and frozen. then unfrozen the next day. its never "fresh".

oh yes the service is always great. Everyone is uber nice there. even though i know the people who work there, there is no acceptions everyone gets treated well.
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went to Aqua riva.

sorta not really bias. Use to work there but never sat down and ate.

the spring rolls were awesome. the salmon salad was alright. but i'd say choose the spring rolls over the other two. i didn't find the spring rolls bad. they fry them to order..

I had the trout. Gf had the steak. i'd suggest if you want the fish go with sable fish. It has a much richer taste. but not over powering like salmon would be. The steak imo was perfect.

for dessert go with the bread pudding. its the only way to go. the cheese cake is like any other cheeese cake.

btw. all cheese cake is made the day before and frozen. then unfrozen the next day. its never "fresh".

oh yes the service is always great. Everyone is uber nice there. even though i know the people who work there, there is no acceptions everyone gets treated well.
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I think a lot of you guys need to get over the mediocre service.

A lot of you guys will only go to these places for Dine out, aka you're only useful for January to keep revenue coming in, as a result (most) of you guys are pretty cheap.

The second dine out is over (most) of you won't come back.

As a result the servers don't really care about you. This is all coming straight from some of the owners of the restaurants I know in Dine out.
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Wow, review of the year here. Care to expand on that?

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I think a lot of you guys need to get over the mediocre service.

A lot of you guys will only go to these places for Dine out, aka you're only useful for January to keep revenue coming in, as a result (most) of you guys are pretty cheap.

The second dine out is over (most) of you won't come back.

As a result the servers don't really care about you. This is all coming straight from some of the owners of the restaurants I know in Dine out.
Dine Out is also a chance for restaurants to impress customers and hopefully retain them. You don't do that with just good food, you need good service too.

Now I understand that yes, DOV is two weeks of hell (or a blessing if you see it from another POV) for the restaurant and especially servers..and I can certainly imagine how busy and stressed they would be.. but to show good service is the best thing one can do during this event.

I've gone back to restaurants I've tried at previous DOV's because I enjoyed the food AND the service.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:21 PM   #188
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Very true
For example.. I don't like the menu offerings at Cru and West at all.. but I decided to try them out. I haven't gone to West yet.. but Cru's service wasn't that attentive. We were rushed and overall just felt like I was eating at some regular restaurant. Hence, it's not a place I'd go back. Joe Fortes had good service, and although Lumiere wasn't a part of the DOV.. I went and had very good service there, so I'd return.

For me, DOV is a chance to try out different restaurants for a small price.
While I understand that the quality of the food differs from their regular menu.. the service and setting should be the same in my opinion.. I don't go for the food mainly per se, but for the ambience, service.. the overall feel of the restaurant.
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Went to Lux last night for a friend's birthday and it was pretty much a 5 out of 10 for me. Our server was really impatient and not friendly at all. We had questions about some of the items on the menu and she looked like she had way better things to do then to answer our questions. Drinks were overpriced and watered down (I had better at the club after dinner)

The best part of the meal was the appy. Me n my friend both ordered the ahi tuna/avocado tower and both enjoyed it....our entree was a whole other story. She had the beef striploin and I ordered the sablefish. Her striploin was overcooked to the point where it was a lil burned. The sablefish itself was ok but the cream sauce they used was definitely on the heavy side. We both shared the fondue for dessert and again the portion was too small for what is meant to be for two people.
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Waiting on Deon, he should be going soon (or already has?)
Sorry! I was suppose to go tonight but I totally forgot that it's Chinese New Years so I had to cancel my Lux reso to go for dinner with the family

Well I got Joe Fortes tomorrow heh ... but so far the reviews for Lux haven't been that good (from my friends)
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Had dinner at Brix last night. Was impressed. The food didn't feel like it was any different from the regular menu. They did a good job.
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Went to Lux last night for a friend's birthday and it was pretty much a 5 out of 10 for me. Our server was really impatient and not friendly at all. We had questions about some of the items on the menu and she looked like she had way better things to do then to answer our questions. Drinks were overpriced and watered down (I had better at the club after dinner)

The best part of the meal was the appy. Me n my friend both ordered the ahi tuna/avocado tower and both enjoyed it....our entree was a whole other story. She had the beef striploin and I ordered the sablefish. Her striploin was overcooked to the point where it was a lil burned. The sablefish itself was ok but the cream sauce they used was definitely on the heavy side. We both shared the fondue for dessert and again the portion was too small for what is meant to be for two people.
Ack.....my reso is on Friday...maybe I should change it to somewhere else...
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Went to Lux last night for a friend's birthday and it was pretty much a 5 out of 10 for me. Our server was really impatient and not friendly at all. We had questions about some of the items on the menu and she looked like she had way better things to do then to answer our questions. Drinks were overpriced and watered down (I had better at the club after dinner)

The best part of the meal was the appy. Me n my friend both ordered the ahi tuna/avocado tower and both enjoyed it....our entree was a whole other story. She had the beef striploin and I ordered the sablefish. Her striploin was overcooked to the point where it was a lil burned. The sablefish itself was ok but the cream sauce they used was definitely on the heavy side. We both shared the fondue for dessert and again the portion was too small for what is meant to be for two people.
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went to Aqua riva.

sorta not really bias. Use to work there but never sat down and ate.

the spring rolls were awesome. the salmon salad was alright. but i'd say choose the spring rolls over the other two. i didn't find the spring rolls bad. they fry them to order..

I had the trout. Gf had the steak. i'd suggest if you want the fish go with sable fish. It has a much richer taste. but not over powering like salmon would be. The steak imo was perfect.

for dessert go with the bread pudding. its the only way to go. the cheese cake is like any other cheeese cake.

btw. all cheese cake is made the day before and frozen. then unfrozen the next day. its never "fresh".

oh yes the service is always great. Everyone is uber nice there. even though i know the people who work there, there is no acceptions everyone gets treated well.
I used to work there, too. Judging from your name, you probably have a bike? I did, too.

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You're still at Caprice? Wanna make sure Friday 745 is all good for me?
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Went to Joe Fortes today at 6pm, had clam chowder, steak & prawns, and chocolate lava cake. The soup was one of the best chowders I've had (lots of stuff in it, including real bacon, and not just potatoes), and the steak was rare as I ordered it. Chocolate lava cake was kind of hard though.

Also, Sundin (and his gf I assume) sat behind my wife!
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Went to West..
The ravioli was good, although there were only two pieces of it.. XD
The pave of beef was okay.. if you like braised meat.
I don't particularly care for it, so it wasn't superbly appreciated. The mushroom sauce was pretty good though, and sides were good~
The chocolate tower was good, I liked the marshmallow-y like white chocolate layer. >_<

The banana cake is just like a skinny piece of bread with some toppings.. I don't think it's a good choice. As well as the salmon.. It wasn't very impressive looking.. It had the skin on, which I don't like, some might.. and the sauces surrounding it were too sweet for the entree dish. The gnocchi weren't what I was expecting.. tasted like uncooked.... tater tots? (..?) lol

The service was good, I liked the place quite a bit. I can see why it's considered one of the better restaurants~
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You're still at Caprice? Wanna make sure Friday 745 is all good for me?
The lounge has nothign to do with the club anymore, they get really bitchy even if we walk in to use the staff washroom.
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The lounge has nothign to do with the club anymore, they get really bitchy even if we walk in to use the staff washroom.
Funny, it's still called Lux by Caprice. :/
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same owners, different management.
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