First off, I think TripAdvisor should separate coverage of the steakhouse from that of the grill downstairs. That would help both reviewers and guests.
While trolling recently for a spot to have lunch, my wife and I found ourselves on Salter Street, and I suggested the grill at Cut. Eyebrows rose; we had been underwhelmed by the food and overwhelmed by the price at the upstairs steakhouse a while back. (An insightful food writer wrote recently that the problem with steakhouses in Halifax is one of consistency. He added that the best place in that department is The Keg, but that the room there is like a warehouse. Hard to argue with that assessment.)
We went in. One cook and one server were on hand, and as we were seated a group of nine arrived. We envisaged a wait. But we were served quickly, and so were the nine.
I had the steak frites. It was cooked just as requested and was a very good piece of meat. My mate had the club sandwich, which she declared delicious. Both meals included excellent fries which, we learned, were “beer-battered”.Who knew? The wines were good and carefully chosen by the restaurant.
But, oh my, the room. While the upstairs is classy enough, the grill décor could be described as “nouveau Walmart”: plastic furniture, dreadful lighting, and concrete floors. Why would the proprietors do that?
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