Reviews of Acadia
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I decided to check out Acadia as a result of the excellent review it received in Toronto Life.
I decided to dine there on a Friday night along with my girlfriend.
I was bit taken aback when i arrived. The decor is so pedestrian and spartan that i wondered whether I was in the right place. It really look like a sandwich shop at strip mall in Scarborough.
I was also immediately struck how most people did not have food on their table. i knew instantly that it would be a long night.
Of course the restaurant doesn't offer any bread, so we ordered one of the few items on the menu that could fill that void--some spicy nuts.
When my order of celery soup finally arrived, it was presented in a very large bowl and they pured the soup into the bowl from something that looked like a decanter. Although the soup was quite good, the portion was absurdly tiny. When i mentioned this to the waitress she disputed this.
My main cheese-based dish was similarly tasty and well presented, but again, the portion was small. It too took a very long time to arrive.
Although the dishes seem to be well crafted, and well presented, there are more things wrong than there are right with this restaurant, i.e., shoddy decor, minuscule portions, poor service and long wait times.
The real kicker of evening came when i received the bill. Me and my GF ordered 2 glasses of chardonnay (13$ each I believe). the waitress recommended that we get a half bottle of another wine, and I took up her advice thinking we would get more bang for our buck--why else would she recommend it?. When i got the bill, I discovered that the half bottle she pushed on me was $60-- nearly three times the amount we would have spent on the two glasses. The waitress was either clueless or unethical. I still haven't decided
By Alex from Toronto on 18/10/2012