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foodmaven Mar 4, 2007 05:14 PM

I haven't seen any reviews on the boards so thought I would add my thoughts from our brunch yesterday.

Large-ish group (about 12), when the first few arrived were told there was no reservation. Then were told we did have a reservation and they would fetch us when they were ready. Seated very close to our reservation time (10:30) without either enough menus for the group nor explanations of specials. We were the only patrons for quite a while.

Servers seemed a bit confused as to how to deal with a large-ish group (crepes arrived over an extended period of time without advance notice of such practice) but were generally tasty. Some servers were confused as to the contents of some dishes, and one in particular (chicken with Mexican chocolate) didn't quite live up to the promised flavours. Tasty, but some remarked they couldn't find the chocolate. The Canadian breakfast crepe looked more promising.

Dessert crepes were huge, the exotic fruit looked slightly better than the pistachio-chocolate. I liked the serving of steamed milk alongside americano coffees.

The prices were fine, and overall, an OK experience, but nothing fabulous. The Toronto Life (yes, I know, I shouldn't trust their reviews) review of the chocolate crepes had been absolutely glowing so I think I was expecting more.

Has anyone else eaten there, or tried their truffles? They looked quite tasty but we were all stuffed from our meals.

  1. pinstripeprincess Mar 4, 2007 07:17 PM

    this is the most specific post http://www.chowhound.com/topics/31301... but otherwise you'll only really find it mentioned in threads about crepes or the AGO.

    the largest group i've ever seen in there was 8 people, they're not really equipped to deal with so many people on a day to day basis. love their savoury crepes, take a pass on their truffles. i find the chocolate quality is best described as rough and it doesn't quite melt in your mouth quite properly. interesting flavours though.

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