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Lucien

Posted by Staff / Listed on October 26, 2007 / review policy

Lucien Restaurant
Starring chef Scot Woods and ex-Mercer Street and YYZ-er Simon Bower, Lucien has been proclaimed by Joanne Kates as one of the best new restaurants and in the same league as Claudio Aprile's Colborne Lane.

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Sue / March 13, 2012 at 02:39 pm
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Myself and a coworker was approached (or so I thought) by Simon Bower Since I was free I asked Mr Simon "hi can I help you” he raised his index finger and said"1 sec I'd like to talk to her" shocked I slowly realize my happy to help attitude had blind me to the fact that his body language even said I want to spk to her. Now all Mr. Bower wanted to tell her was about his new restaurant "Lucien" and give her some brochures which she can hand out to coworkers. I was even more flabbergasted. Now was I not capable of such a simple task? or do I not reflect the "clientele you are looking for? You know I'm employed; you were standing in my place of business when you demonstrated the attitude of a very narrow minded individual.

Can someone or even you Simon Bower explain how you came to the conclusion that I would not be able to help you?

I'm in 2012 waiting for you answer Mr. Bower from the 60's
Sue / March 13, 2012 at 02:39 pm
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Myself and a coworker was approached (or so I thought) by Simon Bower Since I was free I asked Mr Simon "hi can I help you” he raised his index finger and said"1 sec I'd like to talk to her" shocked I slowly realize my happy to help attitude had blind me to the fact that his body language even said I want to spk to her. Now all Mr. Bower wanted to tell her was about his new restaurant "Lucien" and give her some brochures which she can hand out to coworkers. I was even more flabbergasted. Now was I not capable of such a simple task? or do I not reflect the "clientele you are looking for? You know I'm employed; you were standing in my place of business when you demonstrated the attitude of a very narrow minded individual.

Can someone or even you Simon Bower explain how you came to the conclusion that I would not be able to help you?

I'm in 2012 waiting for you answer Mr. Bower from the 60's
EH / May 1, 2012 at 10:09 pm
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I WOULD NEVER GO BACK TO THIS PLACE EVEN IF IT SOMEONE ELSE OFFERED TO PAY.......................................

Watch out, don't eat here, overrated, overpriced, CRAP!

From the beginning this was not good. We made reservations and when we got there we asked for another table, they said "sure let us set it up" and then proceeded to give it to someone else like it was normal.

I ordered the pasta (which had maybe 3 tiny pancetta pieces, a few mushrooms and a stale sauce). Toronto has nice pasta and for $28 @ Lucien, it was about the size of the very nice pastas that they serve as appetizers in ''the Nose'' for $8.

I ordered the house wine by the glass as the others looked like cheap wines and were $12 a glass, the wine also was pretty crappy (worth about $5 a glass).

So in total for 2 pastas (small portions with no meat and little veggies), two not very good glasses of wine-the bill was $86 (without tip) and we left hungry.

I don't mind paying that much when it is well served, decent food in a nice environment with kind servers. This was none of the above. If you want to eat well and pay a fair price. I'd recommend The Nose on Queen East, Black Hoof or Black Skirt

AND NOT THIS PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
J T / October 1, 2012 at 03:07 am
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All hat, no cattle.
Ryan / October 25, 2012 at 09:05 am
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Not sure what the appeal is. Very middle-of-the-road, and pricey for what it is.

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