It's been many years since I've been here. I wasn't disappointed. This is a great, romantic place for a date night. It's on Oullette Ave., the main drag in Windsor, a few blocks from downtown. (Park behind the building and walk through a narrow space to the front door.) It's in the lower level of an old brownstone-style town house. The softly lighted grotto-like atmosphere just drips with romance, inviting intimate talk over wine. The air is full of garlic and wonderful aromas and whispered conversations. We hadn't made reservations but the waiter told us they'd have room in a while, so we wandered around and found a pub nearby to fill the time. (There isn't a bar to sit in the restaurant.) They serve a delicious hot garlic and parmesan bread. They are well known for their salad, served in a large stainless steel bowl, where you help yourselves to as much salad as you care to eat. The house salad is similar to a caesar, with large leves of romaine lettuce, but with a modified, sweeter dressing. Delicious. We had an appetizer and shared an entree. The food was OK, not great, way too heavy on the aromatics. The waiter made several blunders, then bought us more wine. So, by this time, who cares? We were in a great mood. Worth the trip south to Canada from the good ol' U.S., over the bridge or through the tunnel, for the evening. Or, perhaps you'll end up spending the night in Windsor. It's that romantic.
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