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Highway robbery, save your money by Simone from Toronto, Ontario on 2012-08-19
It's overpriced for minuscule portions of plain servings. It's doesn't even qualify as great gourmet, overpriced fare because the food itself is not too far off from what I can serve at home. The salad is a pinch of arugula leaves with barely any dressing, or none at all, still can't figure out if there was any. I discovered one tiny sliver of some kind of fruit underneath one leaf, and I think there was one nut crushed up and tossed in there. I don't recall any other veggies. The fromage fondant was a deep fried wedge of camembert sitting on maybe 4 arugula leaves and was delicious but again I think M&M might have something similar I can make at home. At least for that price, make it more substantial. They had one vegetarian option which looked overpriced again with little to write home about so I skipped that and went straight to dessert. The Quack and Track has to be the most off putting title for an entree and anyone who orders it must be equally twisted. Horse meat is out of the question for me, as it's a meat that is overrated not to mention contaminated, no thanks there are enough carcinogens in the world already. We ordered the fromage platter and a creme brûlée for sharing and again way overpriced with ridiculously small portions that were bland at best. Three small pieces of cheese with tiny pairings of fruit for $18??? Are u serious? I probably wouldn't be writing this review if the prices reflected what we got but honestly I could have eaten a meal at Milestones that was as gourmet and better priced and filling. It's obvious that their wild meats are their draw, and they have nothing else on the menu to really back up running that place...if you want French cuisine, don't go there. And to top it off they their ventilation is atrocious and can't be up to the city's standards because with the front completely open to the street, the air was still draped in smoke from their grill and open air kitchen and I was tearing up constantly, it was unbearable. I had to sit in the car for 5 minutes before driving off just to make sure I had stopped tearing and this never happens to me....save your money.