Under Pierre Poulin, Le Titi was one of the greatest french restaurants we've ever been to. However, it has really fallen in quality. The ambiance is still there, and the staff is still friendly, but both the food and the service has really fallen. The food used to be incredibly fresh and cooked to perfection, it was related to the seasons, and the recipes had ingredients that really complimented each other.
Some of the current combinations of ingredients defied logic. It almost seems like the chef lacks confidence in the ingredients. Unfortunately that wasn't surprising since the item that the waiter recommended, the filet, was very tough despite being drastically undercooked. I like rare and medium rare steaks, but this wasn't even rare. Unfortunately the appetizer of rabbit was just as undercooked.
On the plus side, the souffle' was outstanding, but since my wife ordered it with dinner, the waiter vanished and never gave me an opportunity to order a desert. My wife also ordered coffee and it wasn't brought until well after her desert was done, even though we asked for it to be brought straight out. We're definitely not upset with the waiter because there was a nearly full house on a Saturday night and only two waiters for the whole place.
So unfortunately, less-than-fresh ingredients, miscooked food, over-stressed service, and questionable menu selections have really seen the fall of one of the greatest restaurants ever. Pierre - you are truly and sorely missed.
Pros: Great deserts and outstanding ambiance
Cons: Poorly constructed menu, undercooked food, and less-than-fresh ingredients