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May 26, 2010 04:58 PM

Restaurants that have jumped the shark

They were good once. What happened? I've had atrocious meals and service at two such places, and will never go back.
One: Konnichiwa, on Baldwin. Charming place, and I used to really like it. This time there were four of us, and we couldn't eat our food. Unagi, zaru soba, don-buri... bad, bad, bad. Has Baldwin St. jumped the shark altogether? Too pretty to care? I hope not.
Two: Provence Délices, on Amelia Street in Cabbagetown. Used to be great, Now, very middling food. And a waiter who overcharged us by at least $40 (no word of a lie) and then disappeared for more than 45 minutes when I asked to see the bill again. He returned, saying he'd lost the bill, but intuited he may have overcharged us by, er, $40 or so. How's that? I should really have reported this fellow. Anyone know what happened to Provence? Was it just an off night?

Have I outgrown these places? Have they slid backward? Are there other places we should steer clear of that once had better days?

31 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T, CA

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