Respond to Review of The Green Door
Review: The Green Door was our absolute favourite place to eat because it offered a great variety of delicious vegetarian and even vegan dishes. However,for the past year or so there has been a noticeable decline in the quality of the food. It seems that the focus is more on making profit at the expense of what used to be excellent food lovingly prepared. They started skimping on certain ingredients which probably cost a little more but made a world of difference in the enjoyment of the food. Now most of the food is composed of cheaper root stock vegetables and diners are faced with a bland array of items which do not excite the palate and appear to be prepared in a rushed, uncaring manner. For example, one of the house specialties -- the tofu vegatable stir fry has huge chunks of broccoli instead of nicely cut pieces like they used have. Plus the veggies are not cooked to the proper tenderness and are tough and almost raw. I believe there has been a change in management and/or ownership which has turned the focus towards profit at the expense of quality. This short-term plan may bring in more dollars in the short-term for the restaurant. But, I am sure they will begin to notice a decline in the number of repeat patrons. We no longer frequent this restaurant on a weekly basis like we used to. It no longer appeals to us as a result of their latest changes. Unfortunate for the growing number of vegetarians in Ottawa who have very few alternatives when it comes to eating out.