- StevieC Apr 22, 2011 08:36 AM
Has anyone been?
I love the concept, and it took them a long time and a lot of effort to open, but is it any good?
It's okay, on the pricey side for what you get. If you happen to be in the area you could do worse, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.
When the Tasty Burger proclaimed a version like the legendary "Tim's Tavern Burger", frankly them's fight'n words. They do not. (No one does). When the well intended shout out about Belgian Style Frites I fear they get in the same boat. I felt compelled to make the trip and report. In the conga line of pseudo Irish bars and cigarette smoking stoops of Union Street, a tidy spot with attentive service is making friolator fun and Belgian Waffles. Paper cone and topping aside if you hang this shingle and cry "frites" you better be able to fry up to the claim. Not so much. Fry em at two temps and make sure you rest em. These were sadly not the oily grail and the poutine, although temptingly ratcheted up with a deep fried egg fell pale in comparison to the AllStarSandwich Bar's version and any Canadian who supped it would slap them and their Mamas. Having said that and agreeing it is a tourist zone bad value I will give Saus the Waffle. Engineered over at Sofra (where they get it right for a living) it was delightfully reminiscent of street fare in Ghent and a caramel sea salt saus made it all go away. So, IMHO, waffles yes (a tad heavy) but fries; back to the Belgian blackboard.