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Hi!

My name is Smita Jacob, I'm a Boston-based travel, fashion, lifestyle and food photographer.

Hope you enjoy visiting!

Jules Bistro & Cafe

Location:

147 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

Cost: $20 for a main



[Interior: Jules]

Hi. Do you have a take-out menu?

Sure, here you go.

Thanks.

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Hi there...we'll get the grilled salmon with ratatouille, salad and fries.

Will you have it for here or to go?

We'd like to take it to go, but we may eat outside on your patio.

No sorry, we don't allow that. You can eat in or take it to go but not take it to go and sit in.

Oh. So we can eat here and then pack it to go?

No.

Uh. [pause, look at each other....] Okaaaay, we'll change our order from take out to eat in then.

No, it's too late, the prices are different if you want to do that and I've already put the order in.

{But, we haven't even paid yet!}

Fine. We'll just take it to go.

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[At the park]



Mmm.....not too bad....

Yeah. Too expensive for what it is, though...fries, salad, the smallest portion of ratatouille and that chef just fried the salmon in butter, I saw him.

Oh yeah?  Tasty fries...although...they're kind of like McDonald's fries hahaha!

Yeah! I know! But Mcdonald's fries are like, two bucks!

Yeah....mm...so this is ratatouille? I'm not impressed...definitely doesn't look like in the movie!

I know. And the salad is drenched through...way too much dressing...why do they always do that?

I don't know...we should get it on the side, next time.

Nah...I don't think I'll ever go back there.

Me either.

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Such was our experience at Jules, the fancy-schmancy place on on Spadina (north of Richmond and RIGHT BESIDE FUSARO'S!).

Two completely different eateries.

Fusaro's Kitchen always has a lunch line-up that goes out the door and practically down the street, has consistently friendly service and delicious (albeit high fat) foods...whereas Jules rarely has more than two tables filled, has terribly rude (and potentially racist) service and mediocre dishes! 

The BEST thing on their take-out menu was the dish we ordered for $20...and that's not saying much at all!  And they don't have such an impressive wine selection either!

Not to forget one price for eating in and another for eating out!  Seriously, do they even want customers?

BUT, to each his own as they say.  If you feel like eating pretentious French cuisine in a highly pompous environment, by all means, Jules is your venue.  Knock yourself out!  You'll need to before seeing your bill!

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