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"One" by Mark McEwan Review

2 went for lunch at 2pm thinking "lunch", but brunch appears to be all day on Sundays. Busy, then thinned out to 3-4 tables by 3ish. We ordered the crostini (both kinds - one squash and one white bean) and thought they were very nice - each order is 2 long thin crostini with a generous spread on each. We split the squash soup (loved it - friend scraped at bowl with spoon...it was pretty sad really), and the beet, walnut and quebec blue cheese salad (great presentation / yummy).

Unfortunately, we had also ordered the avocado and chicken club as well as frites with a garlic dip to split as well. Way too much for 2 ladies. Garlic dip was very garlic-y. This was okay though, because it prevented one from dipping in too much (mayo based...you know how it is).

Service was okay. Only got one cup of coffee / no refill nor offer. Nice staff. Food came out way too fast - had to send it back to be brought out later - and I never do that. They remade it with no fuss at all, and an apology / joke as well. Also, food did not come out in order that we ordered it (e.g. crostini was ordered first, but soup was served first). No big deal.

Ambiance was beautiful in the main room and cavernous in the bar area. Could be a lot more interesting in the bar. Looked like someone came in and took a couple of tables out. Maybe they did...I don't know. Lots of nice light. Great views of street but private.

Kids: I don't think so.

Temperature: Great!

Washrooms: Friend went / no comment. Got lost on way there.

Season: Winter.

Comfort: Chairs were amazingly comfortable - best in the city. Benches not so supportive according to friend. Tables extra long.

Extras: Little mini bench by your table to rest your bag / purse; coat check; reservation confirmation; staff are "cool" with splitting things. Great coffee. Guys (and girls I guess), patron-wise, the men were cute - we're not looking, but couldn't help noticing.

Value: Good to excellent. Lunch / Brunch @ $50 pp (no alcohol). Almost totally worth it.