The Oakville Grille really wants to be a fine dining establishment. Unfortunately, there are several problems getting in the way of it achieving that.
- Price. Much too expensive for the quality, which wasn't bad but certainly wasn't good enough to justify the prices.
- Food: It's good, but not (yet) very good. Two different meals (salmon and tilapia) both had sauces that were so mild they may as well have been left off the plate.
Salmon was requested medium rare, but arrived medium well.
The steak was good, but served with fries, almost as if the chef couldn't figure out something more creative to plate with it.
Presentation was very nice in all cases.
Desserts were ok, but nothing spectacular.
- Service: Very attentive to start with, but got progressively less so as the meal continued.
I really wanted to give this restaurant a "Good" rating, but tripadvisor only offers Average or Very Good. Unfortunately, I can't justify the latter.
I hope they keep trying, because the potential is there.
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