Originally Posted by vinouspleasure
I stayed at the marriott on bay street and went to an AYCE Indian buffet called Indian Flavour. for dinner. It was inexpensive but all the meat dishes were absolutely inedible. I understand there are some good chinese restaurants in chinatown, next time in town I'll try a couple.
Indian Flavour? Why didn't you go over to King or Queen for something better?
Indian Flavour used to be a lunch hang out when it was still in the Atrium (office people didn't want to walk far especially in the winter) but since it got expelled over there on Dundas when St. Louis kicked it out, it went downhill. I went 3 times, 1 after I realized it moved and found out they had way too many dishes than heat lamps and so parts of the buffet was cold. Then I went twice more to check if it had improved but...........no and the selection kept shrinking. (I work 3 minutes away from said Marriott in case anyone is wondering why I torture myself)
If you're looking for a buffet lunch, I'd try something like Aroma at King and John, southwest corner from Princess of Wales. There's a couple other Indian places there too - bit more upscale.
Originally Posted by syracuse1976
It's always fun to pick up a la carte fixings at Whole Foods on Bloor. I haven't been to very many Toronto restaurants, and have yet to be disappointed. I'd like to splurge at Truffles sometime.
You mean the one in Hazelton Lanes? I went there once to pick up 3 paninis and two sodas (I skipped a soda myself because I had an inkling it would be expensive) Bloody hell, it was $30 or something with no service.
Of course I start looking around and all I saw were mothers with kids and babies sitting around on a weekday at lunch. If only I had a sugar daddy like that.
I haven't been to Truffles or anywhere swanky lately. Maybe I should but my bills tug on my demoted salaried wallet quite a bit.
I went to Beer Bistro for Winterlicious the other day and had a salad to start (some kind of cured meat + greens), a macaroni and cheese with german sausage entree and an apple crumble desert. I counted I got literally 6 or 7 cheese tortellinis which they called mac & cheese. And the sausage must have been 10cm long. The apple crumble was served on something that looked like an ash tray in a previous lifetime - probably no bigger than a tablespoon. If I hadn't gotten the frites, I probably would've starved there.
Then surprisingly Reds was still running Winterlicious this past Friday and I had a $60 wine pairing set. Service was pretty shite not because the guy was busy or trying to kick us out but the fact that he's pretty much non-existent and offered no colour commentary (okay it was Friday, I was expecting to be slightly amused).