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Toronto Star's review of Splendido - Comments anyone?

Surprise that no one talked about the review of Splendido by Pataki in this Saturday's paper!! Comments anyone?

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    1. If you'd like to share your opinions on Splendido, this is the place to do it. If you'd rather discuss the review/reviewer, please start a thread on the Food Media & News board. It's OK to put a "heads up" here to point people towards your thread on the Food Media & News board.

      1. Ouch! Going for the first time tonight. Wondering if I should be worried...

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        1. re: estragon

          I wouldn't worry. She somehow still gave them 3 and a half stars (out of 4).

          1. re: estragon

            On the contrary, I think you'll have a great time! I'm sure the kitchen will be extra vigilant and the cooking will be better than ever. Enjoy!!

            1. I read it over the weekend. What she says seems to be true. I usually eat at Splendido 2 or 3 times a year. (since the early 90's) It was good when Arpi Magyar owned it, but the level of service is even better now. The food has gradually been getting more expensive, especially in the last 2 years. For example, last September we had the tasting menu, wines to accompany it, cheese plate after, and a flight of icewine each. Dinner came to around $540 or so for 2 before tip. Sure it was good but that's heading up into the stratosphere for Toronto. (I think we also had a glass of champagne each before dinner)

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              1. re: foodyDudey

                For what it is `worth. Splendido under Magyar was one of the`places that incited my wife to recreate the meal- properly. It was not that the meal was bad, but rather that the shortfall from promise and expectations- as confirmed by high cost - was enormous, and so large às to be insulting. Another Toronto ""Emperor wears no clothes parade"". It seems "plus ca change, plus ca reste la meme". You readers of Toronto high class restaurant menus written in Feench will understand the French to mean, "same shit, different day".
                VVM

                1. re: Vinnie Vidimangi

                  Actually, the expression is "plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose."

              2. I have the same feeling on the line "underbaked Michel Cluizel chocolate soufflé" which is what happened to my souffle last time I dined there.... Service is really really TOP though.