you got your head in the clouds
Le Comptoir is a charcuteries et vins bar, and it's very "happening". It holds a promising title:
"One of Canada's Best New Restaurants"
I was sadly underwhelmed, but that might have had to do with the mind-blowing meal I had the night before; once you go Quartier, you can't go back.
Our dinner at Le Comptoir was still delicious, but I was neither amazed, nor disappointed. I loved the vibe of the place - laid back yet lively.
The menu is a bit daunting:
So I looked for some help. When I asked the server what his favourites were or if he could recommend something, he said, "I don't know, that's hard". I disagree. I think everyone has something to say. To be passionate about food is to be secure enough to know it and just say your opinion. There is never a wrong answer. No answer means nothing.
My sister and I decided on the tuna:
It had potential, but with such a beautiful piece of fish I would have thought the dish would shine. It just flickered.
The short ribs were really good:
As for the charcuterie, it was fine. But if you had Black Hoof's board in one corner, and Le Comptoir's in the other; the latter would be DOA.