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.