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Which is the LOUDEST restaurant in TORONTO??

Parts and Labour was unbearable.

Mar 24, 2014
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

French Onion Soup

Le Select Bistro: Nice, dark rich broth. I ask for 'half cheese' though, and it's still plenty.

Feb 24, 2014
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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It's All GRK Authentic Gyros, at 756 Queen W

We've tried a few times and have thoroughly enjoyed. I had the greek salad with chicken and Mr.Butcher had the pork gyros on a pita. Portion sizes are v good for the price. Love the decor. Only negative is that the staff/owners seem overwhelmed by how busy they've been. Early days though - they will get it together.

Sep 29, 2013
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What is Toronto's most expensive restaurant?

Agree - was at Scaramouche last month. 366 for the 2 of us.

Sep 13, 2013
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cronuts, anyone know if anyone makes them in Canada?

Had the Le Dolci Cronuts on Friday morning. They were still warm and bought both the chocolate amd caramel. Delicious. Big hit in the office. Just the right size, sort of crispy/crunchy and not too sweet. This shop is a gem in the neighbourhood!

Jul 13, 2013
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Scottish bars in Toronto

All the servers at Twisted Kilt are female and wearing very short kilts - sort of like a Scottish Hooters. Not sure if this is what you had in mind. Caledonian is a great Scottish pub but no kilts.

Jul 01, 2013
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

King Street Belly Busters Opens Thursday!

Went today - had the 6 inch bacon combo (bacon, ham, turkey). A nice fresh sub. Reminded me of Mr.Sub. Nothing special. $8.50 for the sub and a bottle of water.

Jun 20, 2013
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Steak Frites in Toronto

bit over your price point - but Le Select is good - $28

May 18, 2013
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Swatow on Spadina - BEST dishes?

Went last night and picked up some food for take-out and used the recos here as a guide.
Shrimp Dumpling soup - terrific (lots of shrimp filled dumplings in a light broth).
Beef with black bean sauce over crispy noodles - meh. (Crispy noodles, hard, green pepper and onion, undercooked, beef ok, under-seasoned overall).
Hot n Sour soup - amazing (not too gelatinous, good heat).
Spring rolls - v good.
Garlic pork (good flavour - but container steamed the dish making the pork soggy).
Overall - will stick with the soups and spring rolls.

Apr 04, 2013
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bent at 777 Dundas West ready to open?

haha - a pal said the same thing - doubly confirms we won't be back!

Mar 11, 2013
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bent at 777 Dundas West ready to open?

Tried Bent for the first time on Friday night. Won't be back. Was seated at the worst seat in the house - right beside the hostess stand. Asked to move to empty seat beside us - but after seeing hostess dramatically say no to our server, was told no, that the seat was only for a party of 3 (was not reserved, and we were a party of 2). Less than 5 minutes later the table was given to...a party of 2. Server saw our expression and did end up giving us free dessert - but whole evening the service just seemed awkward. The food ranged from ok to good (Lobster Tacos, Kale Salad, Sashimi tasting, chicken breast) but definitely not worth the price. Including bottle of wine + one cocktail + tax + tip = $200 for 2.

Mar 10, 2013
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Looking for private dining room (40-50) downtown

brassaii

Mar 03, 2013
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Brioche Doree-now open

I've been a few times...delicious salads at lunch (choice of 2 prepared salads on mixed greens with choice of protein - either salmon or chicken, + an olive bun, for $8.99), terrific croissants & coffee. All reasonably priced with very very friendly service. Also tried the Lobster Bisque soup - delicious with quite a bit of lobster for only $3.99 (may have even been $3.49). Only complaint is that there is a bottleneck for service at lunch - the flow is off - I'm sure this will be ironed out soon as they've only been open for about 2 weeks.

Feb 21, 2013
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Delta Meadowvale Area Restaurants?

Dimmi on Missauga Road ( there's a location in Yorkville too so dont think that counts as a chain ;) ) was a fav when I worked in the area. casual Italian. Gabriel's too (pub like - diverse menu)- both around the corner from the hotel on Mississauga Road.

Feb 04, 2013
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chowhounds best 10 restaurants in GTA - 2013 voting

Edulis
Buca
Marben
Banu
Terroni
Beast
Grand Electric
Le Select
The Saint

Jan 20, 2013
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Is Dining Date Night still working?

Just rec'd an email to say that they are closing down as of Jan 11, 2013.

Jan 09, 2013
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

best chinese with in 25 miles of niagara falls ca

Fan Court in Niagara on the Lake is very good. Closer to Niagara Falls, Jasmin at 3930 Montrose is very good also (in a plaza, Thorold Stone Road/QEW main intersection).

Jan 02, 2013
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Strada 241

Went Friday for lunch with a pal: had the Pasquale pizza (spicy salumi, black piited olives, roasted red peppers, fresh basil), buccatini pasta, side of rapini. Pizza was v good - crust has a good chew - reminds me of libretto but not as soggy in the middle. Pasta was excellent - the tomato sauce was very flavourful. Rapini was served cold which was a surprise but was v tasty. Terrific service, portion sizes are healty and the pricing is reasonable. Lunch with 2 glasses of wine each (yes a happy lunch) was $80 pre tip.

Oct 28, 2012
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO Women in the Kitchen

Crush

Oct 19, 2012
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Sense Appeal - food?

your question prompted me to return today....they have new format since I was last there - salads/sandwiches are made to order (vs being pre-made). Tried the "Summer Salad" - beets/nuts/goat cheese/quinoa/heirloom tomatoes/apples/peaches/greens and other veggies. Also comes with a fresh roll. $14.50 with tax. Very large portion. Delicious.

Aug 13, 2012
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Sense Appeal - food?

ive tried a few of their salads - not cheap - but worth it considering size, quality of ingrediants and taste.However a few times that Ive gone in - they either havent gotten around to making them or have been sold out....so be prepared to have an alternative in mind.

Aug 12, 2012
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

North of Brooklyn Pizza (Queen West)

grabbed a margherita slice yesterday (around 4.50 with tax) - thin, crispy crust, good sauce - enjoyed it and will be back.

Aug 12, 2012
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Restaurant Reservation for a Very Particular Mother

Le Select - my 79 yr old particular Mom loves it - and they are very accomodating re sauces and modifications to the menu.

Aug 08, 2012
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Zucchini Blossoms

Terroni on queen has them right now - think they were 13.95 for three and included a small salad. Delicious.

Jul 16, 2012
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Places to purchase interesting instant noodle brands in Toronto.

Sanko on Queen St West has an Interesting selection...

Jul 07, 2012
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Persian or afghan food in Toronto

Banu, 777 Queen Street West. Queen and Euclid main intersection.
Terrific Persion food.

Jul 02, 2012
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Keriwa or bestellen? Or somewhere else to take a new yorker that takes reservations for this Saturday...

i wld add buca (impossible to get reservations on short notice but you never know) and the saint (great vibe, good food, and you can do a walk-in for the frontroom). If u go to Saint, have a bit of a pub crawl along ossington - Bellwood Brewery, Reposada, Sweaty Betty, etc...

Jun 28, 2012
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Dinner near Molson Amphitheatre?

Origin just opened a new outpost in Liberty village + Mildred's + School....few options for you....

Jun 21, 2012
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Sazerac.ca

went about a month ago - tried a few of their small dishes and a few different cocktails - all were excellent. Service was very good too. Volume increases as night progresses (beautiful room but brick walls not good for absorbing noise) so go early if you want a quieter experience.

Apr 30, 2012
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Saint Tavern on Ossington

also went last night....had the periogies, fried chicken, house curred salmon and cheesecake for dessert. All excellent as was the service. Good value too for quality and portion size. Good vibe in the room, loud but still able to have a conversation. Will return for sure.

Apr 28, 2012
thebutcher in Ontario (inc. Toronto)