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Posted by Anonymous on 11/29/2007
We had dinner tonight after reading the wonderful reviews about Bistro 7. We were very disapointed. I can only assume that there was something wrong with the ventilation system. With an exposed kitchen and poor venting system, the restaurant smelled like a frying vat and so did we when we left. The food was good, not great, with nothing terribly creative. The service wonderful but even wonderful service could not make up for the enshrouding that we felt every time the chef fried one of the entrees on the menu. It would be a hard sell to get my family to return.
Posted by LB on 03/06/2007
I loved the food here, as well as the very polite and casual service which is uncommon for an upscale resturant.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/28/2007
As someone who eats out frequently, I usually don't take the time to write reviews. However, I felt a compelling need to spread the word about this extreme disappointment of an establishment. The prices at this place are out of sync with the quality of food. I ate at this restaurant in Feb 2007 and had a dish consisting of a small salmon filet and mashed potatoes for just under $30. Normally no big deal, but they couldn't cook the salmon steak properly. When served, the salmon was cold and pink, uncooked, in the center. Remember, salmon, not tuna. After sending it back for another try, I received a salmon filet which was seared on the outside (pink, tough) and even colder and more pink on the inside than the first! Sorry, but salmon is one of the simplest dishes to prepare. Needless to say, I left without eating.
Posted by Louise on 01/16/2007
Last weekend my boyfriend and I went to Bistro 7 for dinner thinking that a 5:30 reservation would leave us plenty of time to attend an 8:00 symphony performance. Little did we know what sunsatisfying 3 hour ordeal lay before us. We started with appetizers. I had the gnocchi that the restaurant is known for and my boyfriend had the wild mushroom crespelle. His was admittedly tasty while the gnocchi left much to be desired. The butternut squash was well seasoned and delicious but the gnocchi themselves were nothing to write home about. All these flavours, however, were slightly offset by the occasional burned nut whose taste lingered in the mouth more than the squash. What seemed like ages later (maybe an hour) we finally received our entrees. My boyfriend had the steak with thin, crispy shoe-string fries. This dish was well prepared, however, my salmon cassoulet was beyond bad. The salmon did not taste like very high quality meat and tasted old. A cassoulet is supposed to be a slow-cooked bean stew, but was unfortunately not cooked long enough as many of the beans were still hard. I don’t think the shellfish was properly cleaned as I almost broke my tooth on what appeared to be sand or some other material. If I’m going to pay $120 for a meal, I expect something that is at least edible.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/04/2006
On Tues., Wed., and Thurs. nights, Chef Michael O'Halloran serves up an amazing tasting menu! Using local, sustainable products, he offers five imaginative courses showing off the seasonal bounty. Last night (Wed., Aug. 3), we were treated to a red and yellow beet salad, fluffy gnocchi over a summer succotash, a cured salmon tartar in a green gazpacho, seared day-boat scallops over a sweet pea risotto, and farm peaches with lavender honey. Each dish was beautifully presented and garnished with much more than I can state here. For $30 & BYOB, what a treat!!