I know the Smoking Dog has received various accolades for their steak frites and I remember walking home happy after my previous visit so I decided I needed to pay them a return visit.
I wasn't feeling good this day so I didn't order a drink with my meal nor did we order an appetizer. I ordered the Steak Frites (21 dollars) and my friend ordered the seared sea scallops on lemon rissotto (21 dollars). I am not sure if it was because we didn't order drinks or if the server was really busy but the service that night was brutal. We didn't get served bread until we stopped the server to ask for, our glasses of water were never refilled and it took a long time for us to get our bill.
I still enjoyed my meal, the gravy was a great addition to the steak and fries and really added flavour of my meal. The steak was cooked to perfection and the fries were tasty.
On the other hand, my friend's scallops were not so good, she ranks them as a two on a scale of one to ten (Wow, thats not even close to a pass!!!). The scallops were dry, and flavourless. The risotto was lack luster, dry and cold in temperature.
My previous visit last year was really good, but this time it was not replicated.
Smoking Dog Bistro
1889 West 1st Ave.
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