We arrived at close to 6pm on a Wednesday night. We didn’t think we’d need a reservation on a Wednesday but …guess again. The host/server hesitated, then said he could seat us at a table of six but we had to be done by 7pm. They started shifting things and we said we didn’t want to have to rush. The other girl said we’d have plenty of time to eat before 7:30. “Oh, in that case”. We decided to stay and we were so glad we did. The party of six whose table we hijacked ended up calling and cancelling. Even better.
Our tapas plates were as follows (+ or - if we recommend):
Good. They’re not something we eat very often, but they had some nice (and spicy) condiments and they slid down nicely!
Smoked Salmon +1
To be honest, this could have been smoked salmon from anywhere, but what really made it tasty was the rosti and chive sour cream. Tasty, tasty, tasty. Three on a plate.
Fennel Salad -1
You could have this kind of salad anywhere. It was a little oily for our liking, but that could have been just our plate. We should have said something but didn’t because the side-salad with everything else (salmon, sliders, chicken) was fine.
OMFG. So good. We discussed afterwards that when we go back we’ll both get separate sliders. These were amazing. Two sliders per plate and a small side salad.
Tacos (pork shoulder) -1
Kind of disappointed in the meat selection for the taco. These would be WAY better with something like shrimp, or a fish taco. The meat was a little tough, and rather dry. The cabbage slaw was a great taco topper though. Three tacos in all.
Patatas Bravas +1
These little deep-fried potatoes were amazing. They were the last tapas to come out for us (before re-ordering). They were piping hot and we couldn’t eat them right away. The server said that deep fried stuff usually took a little longer. It would be great to order the sliders and patatas – that would be an amazing meal just right there. There were so many of them too!
We took a breather, my wife ordered another drink, and then we had:
Southern fried chicken +1
It was good, two full pieces of chicken plus two wings. The breading wasn’t too heavy and it didn’t have that Fast Food Chain greasy-ness to it. Probably wouldn’t order again, but that’s because we tried the sliders.
Rather bland. Wouldn’t order again. Maybe it’s just because it was the last thing we ordered…no, it was something I could easily have made at home, so I would pass on these.
My wife and I will be going back. There’s a few things we didn’t try that we’d like to as well.
The ambiance is quite nice. The music selection was great and the volume was perfect. It’s a small place with only about eight tables, and most were deuces. The bathroom could use a very tiny make-over. The fifty cent peel/stick tiles in there could be drastically improved for less than $100. Aside from that the décor was perfect.
Definitely make reservations. Definitely try this restaurant if you’re in Kitchener. Definitely try as many plates as you can. Definitely save room for desert…we didn’t and we wished we had. Oh well…definitely a reason to try this place again!
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