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“Tost has new owner and staff-really terrible”
Review of Tost European Bistro - CLOSED

Tost European Bistro
Price range: $22 - $38
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Far North Central
Description: Located in a quiet neighborhood close to the airport, Sea World, Six Flags in north San Antonio, Mimosa is a New American Restaurant and Lounge where you can taste the fresh to order fine cuisine prepared by Chef, while enjoying the elegant interior decors of the restaurant or just relax in the beautiful covered patio area surrounded by tropical flowers and plants. We specialize in New American with French and Asian accents in our cuisine that is made fresh to order. Mimosa is an exquisite dinning place where everyone can find the taste they like and feel comfortable to relax and enjoy the delicious food, warm and cozy ambience and each others' company.
San Antonio, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Tost has new owner and staff-really terrible”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Whenever my family and many of our friends wanted a nice bistro dinner, 3 out of 5 times we would end up at Tost. It had great food, knowledgeable and friendly waiters and really good bartenders. The chef had fun with the menu and imaginative presentations and interesting combinations kept us coming back. Until now. Sadly, there is a new owner. We wanted to give it a chance and went for dinner with high hopes and ready to enjoy any changes that had been made. We should have had a clue when there was not one staff person we recognized. Every single one was gone. We looked over the new menu and ordered. We got a hummus appetizer that was a misguided attempt at creativity. Lime mint hummus was not a hit. The flavors argued with each other rather than blending, We have been eating the "frites" there for years. They were so salty that they were inedible. We told our waiter and new fries were made for us. The waiter's explanation was that the new fries had no salt and that what we thought tasted so salty was the truffle oil used on them and so that was omitted this time also. Really???? I guess they had changed to a new and different truffle oil that tasted like salt. When we tasted batch #2, they were....salty. I shook the plate and tasted the white specks of salt on the plate. Or waiter had also told us that there was a Ratatouille dish and that it also contained eggplant, squash, onions etc. I said that was a list of the ingredients used to make ratatouille so what did he mean. This should give you an idea of what has happened to Tost. They are cutting corners on ingredients, making excuses about the food when they serve it and just don't understand the bistro style. It was a sad trip home as we discussed how much we wold miss the old Tost.

  • Visited December 2012
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New Braunfels, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“I really enjoyed this place”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Everything that came out of the kitchen showed a lot of care and happy hour drinks were a good deal.
Mussels are pretty easy to do, but the white wine sauce really elevated the dish, and the waiter was really good about bringing more bread every time we ran out by sopping up the sauce with it.
The brussel sprout salad sounded simple and it was, but the flavors in it married really well. The bahn mi, Vietnamese sandwich was quite good too. They always have the sandwich on the menu, but change the meat they make it with. It had sauteed shrimp and duck liver pate the day we were there.
It's good to see a restaurant where the kitchen takes pride in putting out well thought out delicious food.

  • Visited October 2012
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3 Thank RhetoricalTool
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great dinner”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Ate there last night. I jave eaten thered 4 to 5 times but this was the best. Had walleye special. Amazing! Also had happy hr. special and price was great. Quickly becomg nest restaurant in sa.

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3 Thank packergord
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A nice late evening destination”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

My wife and I had been to Tost several times for dinner and had been quite pleased. The cuisine is more central France and casual than many would expect making for great food at pretty reasonable prices. Just went this past weekend on a Saturday night for their late happy hour. They had some good poetry, live music and a nice "late night" menu. All in all a pleasant date night experience with good food and entertainment without the craziness of the clubs.

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank Chris D
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San Antonio, Texas, USA
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“J'adore TOST!”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

Amazing food every time and such reasonable prices! I hesitate rating and writing this review because I would like to keep this best-kept secret bistro to our neighbors! If you would like to experience great French bistro food without the pretense -- look no more! You will love TOST too -- don't be dissuaded by the weird locale in strip mall; it really is a gem!!

  • Visited August 2012
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3 Thank Missy E
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