Chowhounders, is Woodlot still really good?
re: peppermint pate
Agreed. Took my in-laws to dinner in February, had a great time.
They loved the whole meal, but said they could live on the onion soup and bread basket!
Had a nice starter of oysters.
The pot pie in regular and vegan form was well received.
My one minor disappointment was the desert, a semifreddo. Wasn't crazy about the texture and basically had just been hoping for their excellent bread pudding.
re: peppermint pate
We eat at Woodlot on a regular basis from both the vegetarian and the regular menu. I've rarely had any service issues and I can't remember ever being disappointed with my meal. I find the staff to be very friendly and attentive. The biggest problem is that I can't always get a table when I walk in.
Just had dinner there this weekend Good bread. Delicious soup and mushroom salad. I ordered the pork chop, but I ended up coveting my mum's mushroom/TVP pie after I had a taste, especially with the housemade ketchup. Interestingly enough, all vegetarian dishes were all overseasoned, whereas the meat dishes were all underseasoned (for my taste)
Dessert was meh -- gingerbread millefeuille with wine-poached pear. Great texture, but too sweet and too much buttercream.
Service ranged from friendly/accommodating to disinterested. They took a long time to serve up our mains. Two tables that ordered after us got their mains before us.
I'd go back for the soup, salad, and pie and to try the meat tourtiere and all the pastas, but the service was uneven.
overrated . ive only been once back in the summer.
the service was apathetic. didnt get served our food for 45 minutes and the waiter didnt care. didnt say a thing.
i ordered a steak. it was really good, but for the price, it aint not thang.
Have only been once, so unsure what is used to be like. Sadly, my one visit was not a very good one. Upon finishing my overpriced, mediocre-at-best meal (gnocchi), I had this nagging feeling I had 'been had!'
I ordered the large bowl of gnocchi, someone else at my table ordered the app, or small bowl of it- when they turned up to the table- they were both exactly the same size. The only difference is that mine cost double the amount (just under $20 for it!).
When I asked the waiter about this, the only response I got was that the chefs 'carefully portion out the dishes,' and assured me that my order was bigger (despite it being in front of me and the rest of the table agreed with me. Anyway, not a huge deal, but certainly not a way to disregard a customers issue/request.
The room is certainly cozy and a great place to eat/hang out; however, for the price and slight smugness of the place, I certainly will not be going back