I have heard for a few years now that this is the place to go for seafood and oysters in Toronto but I can assure you, there are many, many better places. I went there with a group of people in December (6 people to be exact, which is important later in this review). I always assumed it was a somewhat fancy restaurant but when I arrived, it seemed to me to be no more than a glorified pub with an expensive menu. I noticed walking in that they had food items written in chalk on a pillar and saw fish and chips. I looked over the menu and when nothing immediately caught my eye, I asked about the fish and chip (which was not on the menu the waitress handed me) and she said they haven't served that in two years. I just kind of thought to myself, "Maybe you should update the menu written on the pillar" but just ended up ordering one of the fish dishes. The food was okay, nothing special. I don't think anyone in the group was blown away by their meal. I also noticed the wait staff standing over by the bar eating their own food, which I always find to be quite unprofessional in any restaurant. Nevertheless, it's not a deal-breaker. After dinner was done, we got the bill only to see an 18% gratuity added on the bill. The slightly unprofessional waitress informed us AFTER she brought the bill and AFTER we asked her about it that they add automatically add a gratuity for groups of 6 people or more. 6 people??? To me that's a pretty standard number of people to eat at a restaurant together. I could see adding a gratuity for a group of 10 or more (with notification) but 6?? It's not like we wouldn't have tipped her anyways but seeing a gratuity slapped in front of you with no notice is offensive to me. It is not written anywhere on their menu. It's not on their website. They could have at least told us when we sat down or when she brought the bill. But she just brought the bill and we had to ask why we were charged 18%. And to be honest, her non-chalant service probably barely deserved a 10% tip but she probably would have got her 15%. In any case, they can take their non-fish and chips menu and 18% automatic gratuity and shove it where the sun don't shine. Will never return here and will never recommend.
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