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klaret Jan 16, 2009 01:52 PM

Some friends and I recently went to le petite castor.
We arrived early and had a drink and a few starters at the bar.
As the room quickly filled or table became available.
We chose to sit in a booth at the back by the fire place.
Nice enough.
The women who showed us our table was very kind and attentive.
We ordered tons of food!
I love food and wanted to see what the chef had to offer.
Apparently not much!
The food was blah, unseasoned, under cooked, and had to be sent back when it came cold!
I hope the beaver can be turned around.
Anyone have any suggestion in the area?
Thanks.

  1. OnDaGo Jan 16, 2009 02:15 PM

    Could you tell us more details on what you ordered and what was wrong with it? I cannot every dish for several people was that bad.

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      klaret Jan 16, 2009 02:34 PM

      I cannot every dish?

      What I think you are asking is what dishes were not good and what was wrong with them.
      The steak for two. (underdone, cold and no sauce.)
      The Beets, Parsnips and Brussels Sprouts. (cold and when roasted should not be crunchy.) Instead soft to the touch and tender to the bite.

      As I said in the above post I do hope this restaurant can be turned around (Food).
      The Service was excellent.

      Can you recommend anything else in the area.

      Thanks.

    2. Rabbit Jan 16, 2009 03:17 PM

      I like the Rebel House... I don't believe it's as chichi as the Beav, but the food is nice, slightly upscale-d pub fare.

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        Buzz Kill Jan 16, 2009 03:35 PM

        The Abbot on the Hill. There is some criticism of the Abbot on other threads but it has been excellent every time I have been there.

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          klaret Jan 16, 2009 06:49 PM

          Yeah the Rebel house is pretty good.
          I like the Bison/Buffalo Burger with the kettle chips.
          Poutine is good as well.

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          chef_vagabond Jan 16, 2009 09:10 PM

          You're not the first person to complain about the food. My friend met the chef one evening, the chef corrected him and told him he was not the chef but the food consultant. So much for the food turning around. I second Abbot on the Hill.

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            air621 Jan 21, 2009 07:38 PM

            I ate there a couple months ago. The burger was good, good fries too. But having to put up with all the Rosedale douchebags wasn't worth it. I doubt I'll ever go back

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              AJMC791 Jun 26, 2009 10:11 PM

              Redemption for Le Petit Castor

              Went there tonight with a few girlfriends. Service was attentive, drinks were good (especially the lemon strawberry mojito)... and all of our food was very good. We had short ribs, lobster poutine, goat cheese & beet salad, ahi tuna and a few side dishes. All in all, was quite pleased with the food.
              Had been there in March and had a bad experience, but tonight was definitely better.
              Just so you know.

              also... great music.

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                Googs Jun 27, 2009 01:00 PM

                Do they serve any food that isn't a cliché?

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                  tjr Jun 27, 2009 08:49 PM

                  No. When I went the dishes weren't as good as they were served at the original restaurants either...

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                    grandgourmand Jun 28, 2009 08:09 AM

                    with whom is the affiliation?

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                      Snarf Jun 28, 2009 10:00 AM

                      I'm guessing that it's a suggestion that the menu is derivative and unoriginal, and the restaurants that started the dishes do them better.

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                macika Jun 27, 2009 04:13 AM

                do they have a website?

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