A bitter ending to a mediocre dinner experience at, @entrecotesjmtl
For quite sometime my curiosity has been wanting to eat at @entrecotesjmtl
From the outside it reminded me of the Parisians bistros I have eaten at during my trip to Paris many years ago.
At the cost of about $35.00 per person without alcohol or tip the overall food was far from memorable.
Each person has the choice of three courses. Entree, main course and dessert. One dish per course that is already chosen for you. You didn’t have much or any freedom to choose your own dish.
Our entrees were a very bland vegetable soup that had been in a warmer for hours, and a Boston lettuce salad with minuscule flavourless amount of dressing. Along with four big walnuts.
Our gray toned steaks were clearly broiled with charred marks. Yet, the steaks never touched an actual grill. Yet, they were super tender!!
Served with a very generous and mysterious sauce that we tasted some Dijon mustard and tarragon. I think?
Our dessert of 3 profiteroles per person was quite good, yet not outstanding. Your standard vanilla ice cream with a bitter and grainy chocolate sauce. I don’t think a good quality chocolate passed anywhere near that sauce. I sensed a strong presence of cocoa powder and cream. **This is what did not sit well and I felt our server failed miserably! Unacceptable!
Gratuity(tip) is optional, not obligatory! It’s a form of reward to show the server how well they did their job.
I was not pleased with the service we had. Our server hardly ever smiled, poor attitude, never offered us water, never came to see how our meal was or if we needed anything.
After a $100 bill for two people, I tipped what I thought would be adequate. My money, my choice!
Minutes after paying our server came to see me. Stating that tip was not included in the final price. That tip should be 15% or higher and that I should give more for the income taxes of our server. I felt very insulted, bothered and disgusted by this behaviour of our server. Completely unacceptable!! I’m more than happy and willing to tip generously to those that deserve it. Most often than not, I do tip quite well! If you earned it. Shame on you!