I visited here this past July with a girlfriend for a pre-drink and appetizers before a show at the National Arts Centre. We sat in the lounge and found that the service was quick. However drinks were grossly overpriced and time it took for food to come out was cutting it to close to our show. (My Favourite Scotch was over 20 dollars)The restaurant had a few functions going on… there was one group in the room adjacent to the lounge and another crowd in the back. The staff was able to cope but the presence of the CHEF was a bit absurd. He frolicked around asking everyone "if they were having a good time." At one point he sat next to my girlfriend and I. She found it amusing. I was NOT so Amused. Never in my life have I sat at a restaurant where the executive chef is chit chatting with the customers. I almost feel as if he had been drinking. He comped our drinks which made me feel as if he was hitting on us!!! A WRONG IMPRESSION INDEED for a Chef. I wanted to tell him that he should be in the back making our appetizers rather than conversing with customers. It is almost like an episode of Bar Rescue; where you see management and cooks being scolded for leisuring with guests. Someone please rescue this chef. Presence of cooks in the restaurant area is unacceptable and never seen before. Only world renowned chef's get that privilege.
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