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Thuet - WTF?

I've also made many trips to France, and prefer less formal spots. However, I'm used to not being ignored, and don't really feel like I should need to get up and walk to re-order my drinks. I'm not at a $10 pub, so don't want pub service.

May 15, 2007
kellytoronto in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Casual Ottawa Recs

Try Stoneface Dolly's on 479 Bronson - good wine selection and specials are always good.

Apr 24, 2007
kellytoronto in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Red Rocket Coffee?

Agree - nothing special. Uncomfortable-looking metal chairs with only 2 comfy leather ones. Coffee is good, but not outstanding - no decaf choice. It seems geared to TTC drivers... they can't decide if they want to be Tim Horton's or the Mercury.

Apr 20, 2007
kellytoronto in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Philippines suggestions

I always go to the Barrio Fiesta on Makati Ave when I'm in Manila - good fun always (although the food, like most filipino food, doesn't really do it for me.) For food, Kai in Greenbelt 3 is really good, and Circles buffet in the Shangri-la is probably the best buffet I've ever experienced!

Apr 19, 2007
kellytoronto in China & Southeast Asia

Good Restaurants in Manila

I like Pantalon on Manila bay (just down west of the US embassy.) You can pick your own seafood and go nuts. It's not 4* food, but it's a really fun place where you can get serenaded by the staff as you sit on a deck jutting over the water.

Apr 19, 2007
kellytoronto in China & Southeast Asia

Thuet - WTF?

Has anyone experienced terrible service at Thuet. I hadn't been before, and had some colleagues from NYC up for dinner, so decided to try it out. We sat down in a 1/2 empty restaurant, the waiter came over and described the tasting menu (which we told him we wanted + wine pairings) and he left.

We kept trying to flag people down to get us a drink or something(!) but had no luck. It looked like he was the only person serving, along with about 4 busboys. After 45 minutes, several glasses of water, and a slice of bread each, we got up and left - over to the Spoke for dinner (which, maybe because of my hunger, was the best meal I've had there - spring menu was really good.)

Is this sort of indifferent service typical there? I can't understand why a server would want to piss off a high-revenue table...

Apr 19, 2007
kellytoronto in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Verveine

Fare Bistro is now hiring. Experience Required. Wonder if it's the same owners?

Apr 03, 2007
kellytoronto in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Sweet Bliss Indeed!!

I guess it happened to me several times, enough that I stopped going. it's been happening to too many of my favourites - there, Kubo, and I _so_ want to like Eddie Levesque's but the service is just consistently awful... Thank goodness for Gio's and Tomi-Kro.

Apr 02, 2007
kellytoronto in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Sweet Bliss Indeed!!

I don't even bother with Altitude anymore. We've starting calling them Attitude based on the way they act like they're doing you a favour for selling you stuff. Don't even bother making any special requests - they don't want your business! I've taken to going all the way to cabbagetown and Daniel et Daniel when I need pastries....

Apr 02, 2007
kellytoronto in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Verveine

I saw a sign out front saying now hiring for some bistro. Looks like it's gone.

Mar 19, 2007
kellytoronto in Ontario (inc. Toronto)