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Loving MBCo

orangewasabi Nov 2, 2006 10:07 PM

Anyone else lovin' MBCo?? (I'm eating at the one in the TC Food Hall).

Their mushroom soup with truffle oil is truly truly good! It's as good, if not better than many soups I've had a 'good' restaurants. Their roasted pepper/roasted tomato soup is terrific too. Takeout serving (looks a bit smaller than a haagendaz bucket) for under $4.

The salads ain't cheap, but they're tasty too

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    ciaociao1 Nov 7, 2006 07:03 PM

    I have not been to the Yorkville location but the one in the TD food court is great. Albeit expensive but definitely worth it. My favourite sandwich is the wild mushroom with chevre but I also like the cheese and bacon one. The owner/manager is a delightful man that always remembers us when we come.
    I ended up ordering their breakfast bagels and some tarts for a business breakfast and it was a HUGE hit....a bit more money than a Second Cup muffin tray but the presentation they do is out of this world.
    I wonder if it's different owners at each location as the staff and manager are always great in TD.

    1. orangewasabi Nov 5, 2006 02:10 PM

      I've been asking around, and apparently, the concensus is that the sandwiches at MBCO are not so good (or at least, different on the backhalf than they are on pretty front side).

      Haven't had a bad soup or salad yet though (Am I the only person who hates sandwiches?)

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      1. re: orangewasabi
        NovoCuisine Nov 5, 2006 06:18 PM

        I used to hate sandwiches, then realized it was just bad sandwiches I disliked. Something about cold meat, faux cheese and Wonderbread just never turned me on. Still won't find me in a Subway/Mr. Sub to this day.

        But give me some pesto-smothered ciabatta with paper thin meats and real cheese.. it's a whole other thang.

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        erly Nov 4, 2006 01:58 AM

        totally agree with Estufarian's post.
        Exactly what I would have written

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          FlavoursGal Nov 4, 2006 01:53 AM

          I'd heard so much about the place that, when I found myself in Yorkville today at lunchtime, I went to check it out. I had the roasted salmon sandwich and was extremely disappointed. It was very bland and had an odd sour note to it. I wasn't quite sure if it had gone bad or not - you know that "is it okay or not" feeling. I ate half of the sandwich and left the rest. I didn't think the offerings looked particularly appetizing, and found the sandwich and salad prices to be ridiculously expensive.

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            hungryabbey Nov 3, 2006 09:58 PM

            What is this place? YOu guys got me so interested!!What all kind of food is it?

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              capiscum Nov 3, 2006 09:03 PM

              i personally think it's whatev - tasty, good for an ungreasy lunch, but overpriced. i've only been to the Yorkville location, twice.

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                cookiebaker Nov 3, 2006 04:02 PM

                I found MBCo disapointing. I had a ham and cheese at the Yorville location (behind William Sonoma) a year ago and have never been back. Too expensive and the service was awful.

                For a great gourmet sandwich I highly recommend the Sandwich Box on Queen Street West. The wait is long at lunchtime but delicious.

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                1. re: cookiebaker
                  estufarian Nov 3, 2006 07:27 PM

                  I'm with you on the Yorkville location. Will never return. Arrogant and dismissive service. Food competent but high price for what you get.
                  And the servers when I was there basically ignored us while talking to their friends.

                2. sasgirl Nov 3, 2006 02:49 PM

                  I had the shrimp and lobster quesadilla once for lunch at the TC food hall as well and found it delicious! I felt like I was eating gourmet food in a food court. :)

                  But too expensive! Will only go when I feel like splurging or will try the soup as that seems more reasonable.

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                    ddelicious Nov 6, 2006 05:07 PM

                    drawing a blank. what's TC?

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                      sasgirl Nov 7, 2006 02:24 PM

                      It actually should be TD, not TC. And it's the Toronto-Dominion Centre office building on Wellington. Their food court is at the path level.

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                    SusanB Nov 2, 2006 11:58 PM

                    I haven't been to one in Toronto, but I do enjoy it in Montreal. Although I live in Toronto, I've been working in Montreal a few days every week for several months now, and and I went to the one on Stanley quite often in the summer. I really liked their salmon sandwich. Unfortunately I think they aren't open too late in the evening, so I never get there now.

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