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helen Jun 23, 2006 01:27 PM

just wondering if anyone has eaten here and what they think. tempted to try the summerlicious menu..

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    helen RE: helen Jun 23, 2006 02:27 PM

    those are 2 other options i'm looking at. did a quick search on here and seems xacutti is not so good?

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      Jo RE: helen Jun 23, 2006 02:27 PM

      Only had dinner there once, but we all enjoyed it very much. While there is an Indian influence, you're better off if you don't expect authentic Indian cooking. It's really just a rather hip restaurant serving decent "fusion" cuisine. I hear the brunch is great, but have never tried it myself.

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        Kate1 RE: helen Jun 23, 2006 02:40 PM

        Xacutti is excellent indian fusion. The experience as a whole is a bit higher end than Verveine. Both are well regarded although Verveine is a bit more of a neighbourhood place.

        Just so we're clear though, the 2 are not at all near each other - they are at opposite ends of downtown.

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          josa RE: helen Jun 23, 2006 05:30 PM

          coincidentally, i just made reservations for summerlicious for my friends and i (party of 6). i've been there once and the sweet potate fries were delish.

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            lovetoeat RE: helen Jun 24, 2006 02:57 AM

            Its good indian and italian fusion. The last time I went I tried the lamb which was fall off the bone and their creme brulee trio - MMMMM!

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              winnied RE: helen Jul 4, 2006 10:31 PM

              Absolutely tremendous place.....Indian Fusion fare. Service is above and beyond....made for a FANTASTIC eve. Loved the robust flavours of all our dishes (Rabbit Tikka was killer!) Upscale clubby/hip vibe.

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                bunnyluver RE: helen Dec 18, 2006 05:38 AM

                Went to Xacutti last weekend. We were told that the dining room was full but we would be able dine in the lounge. e were seated at the so called lounge which was a corridor between the kitchen and the dinning room, to make matters worse there was a door in front of our table, which leads to a patio which customers are allowed to smoke. As people keep opening and shutting the door, smoke and cold air came along with them. Not a very enjoyable way to eat dinner. We had mussels with nann which was excellent, the rest of the food was good but not great. When I got the bill I realized that I was charged $100 for a bottle of wine instead of a bottle of water and a grapefruit juice($16). Not too impressed. Still not sure if the overcharged wine was indeed a honest mistake. To add insult to injury, my wife called it a "value meal" when we were driving away.

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