Sunday, July 13, 2008

restaurant review: cfood

Restaurant: CFood
Location: 2419 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 2E7
Telephone: 416-544-1661
Meal type: Dinner

Average price per person: $25 (it was a Summerlicious meal)

What I ordered:
- Tuna Tartar on Crispy Rice
- Steamed Mussels in a White Wine Garlic sauce
- Banana Bread Pudding


As their name implies, this restaurant specializes in seafood. I went here as part of the Summerlicious promotion Toronto has every year and had high hopes as there were ample choices on the Summerlicious menu.

The tuna tartar was very tiny, but flavourful. The mussels were well prepared, but the sauce wasn't very intense so really it was just steamed mussels as I couldn't taste much garlic. I was really looking forward to the Banana Bread Pudding but was disappointed. It was, essentially, a (slightly too dry) banana nut muffin with some sticky raisins and nuts on the bottom.

Overall, the service was pretty slow, but looking around, it was the same for every other table, so it wasn't just us. There were only 2 people working the entire restaurant and they were attentive and didn't ignore us at all, so the slowness could have been attributed to the kitchen.

Another big complaint is how tight the tables are. I'm a small person and I couldn't squeeze between the two tables to get to my bench seat and had to shove tables out of place to get through. There's was about a 5" gap between our table and the tables on either side of us so no private or romantic conversations here! And my husband, who sat in the chair was bumped every time someone walked by since they had to squeeze through the tight aisle. Very uncomfortable seating all round.

I probably won't come here again. Even though the service is friendly and the food is good, the tight seating arrangements and slow kitchen are things I prefer not to experience again.

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