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Please help me remember the name of a restaurant on bathurst, south of DuPont, no longer exists

Yes, that's it! Noon. Thank you.

May 25, 2015
sake in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Please help me remember the name of a restaurant on bathurst, south of DuPont, no longer exists

It was a breakfast/brunch place on the west side of Bathurst, less than a block south of DuPont. I went there a few times in 2005-2006, but I don't think it was open more than a year or two. It's been driving me crazy!

May 24, 2015
sake in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Flor de Sal - bistro food/fine dining prices

I have been to most of the "nicer" restaurants in the city, and visit Chicago and NYC regularly where we have eaten at a wide variety of restaurants. If I'm going to spend a minimum of $100 person, the best value I have found in Toronto is Shoto, which I've been to 3 times. But, it's been a while since I've been to places like Splendido, scaramouche, etc. We eat out quite a bit, and my favorite recent experiences have been at Dailo and Mamakas. It just feels incredibly disappointing to spend so much money on dinner to leave feeling underwhelmed.

Apr 26, 2015
sake in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Flor de Sal - bistro food/fine dining prices

My husband and I had dinner at Flor de Sal last night with another couple. We live very close by, and were hoping for somewhere we'd be eager to return to.
We had been to the corner house a few times, and were impressed by the renovations. We sat upstairs. We are in our late thirties/mid forties, and all the other diners were significantly older. It's a very subdued atmosphere, which is nice in comparison to most of the other restaurants we go to these days which are incredibly loud.
I liked that the bread and bowl of olives were already on the table when we sat. Overall though, it was an extremely lacklustre experience. I found the service extremely amateur for a fine dining restaurant that charges those kinds of prices and the food ok, certainly not even close to being able to justify the prices they charge.

After we sat we ordered one cocktail and a bottle of wine. I asked the waiter for a recommendation and he didn't seem to be at all familiar with the wine list. He recommended a more expensive bottle than I wanted so I told him I'd look at the wine list some more. He eventually came back with another recommendation "from the manager" which was the exact same price as the previous bottle. I chose a bottle on my own and wondered why he couldn't have sent the manager or someone else who knew the list better to answer my questions. We were then brought the amuse (a nice touch) which was a rather large patty of rabbit foie gras sitting on a potato chip, and topped with red onion jam. The pate as it looked and tasted was ok, but the chip was limp, and we all found the jam very sweet. After a long wait 3 of our appetizers were brought. But we still had the amuse plates in front of us which the food runner pushed to the side as he set the appetizers down, instead of clearing the plates first. 2 of us ordered the scallops and one sardine. The fourth appetizer, lobster gnocchi, Seemed to be missing. We expected the fourth app to be brought right away but it was several minutes before anyone seemed to notice that one of us had not been served. We didn't see anyone to flag down. Our waiter appeared a couple minutes later and said there was a problem and that the gnocchi would be up soon. By the time it arrived and we all began eating, my scallops were barely warm. The 2 scallops I was served were fine, cooked well, but for $20, there was little value. The others seemed to enjoy their appetizers, but no one was blown away.
After another very long wait, our main courses arrived. We ordered 1 cantaro, 2 branzinos, and 1 cod, along with a side of the rapini. The cantaro and branzinos were served whole. This course was the most disappointing part of the evening. All of us who ordered whole fish found what we ate to be bland and dry. The accompaniments on the plate were forgettable. Nothing I ate was great, or even very good.
During our meal the female owner came by our table as she seemed to do to each table and asked how things were. We said fine. I don't think anyone at our table felt like sharing our disappointment in the middle of the meal. Plus, it can be an awkward thing to do when dining with friends.
Anyway, we shared 2 desserts, the Portuguese custard tarts and the chocolate slab. The slab was good. The tarts had good flavour but the pastry crust was rather chewy.
The manager did come by at this point and said he had heard about the appetizer mishap and said he would take care of it.
We eventually got the bill. It worked out to about $120 a person with tax and tip. This included 3 appetizers ( we were not charged for the 4th) 4 mains, 2 desserts, a $60 bottle of wine plus 2 additional glasses, 1 cocktail and 1 tea.
Again, we were all less than impressed and for a restaurant serving appetizers in the $20 range and mains between $40-$50, felt like they had a lot of work to do on both the food and service. There are much better restaurants in that price range.

Apr 26, 2015
sake in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Dinner on Easter Sunday

What about one of the Momofuku's? I believe they will be open on Sunday

Mar 30, 2015
sake in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What is your current "List"? (i.e. places you want to try)

Have already reserved/made plans to go:

Mamakas
Flor de sal
Good son
Bar Raval
Honest weight

Want to try, but no definite plans yet:
Borealia
Bar fancy
Yunaghi

Mar 29, 2015
sake in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Monday night in March - Restaurant AG or Pirouette?

They both sound appealing. This is for a group of 6- 4adults/2kids. Peeference for a la carte menu.

Feb 21, 2015
sake in France

Bar Raval (with pictures)

Thanks for posting. Anyone know how to get in touch to make a reservation? There's no contact info on site.

Feb 20, 2015
sake in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Lunch near the Foundation Louis Vuitton (on a Monday)

thank you for your response!

Feb 11, 2015
sake in France

Lunch near the Foundation Louis Vuitton (on a Monday)

Any suggestions? Prefer not something too formal. Would also consider having lunch near the Arc De Triomphe since we'll be heading there in the afternoon.
THanks!

Feb 11, 2015
sake in France

8 yr old at Michelin 3*

Thanks all. Yes, we are well aware of the cost, length of the meal, and variety of foods that may be served. My husband and I dined at Guy savoy a few years back. While that could be a good option for my son, it would be nice for my husband to try a different 3 star. As for leaving our 6 year old with sitter, I prefer to stay with her as one Paris 3 star meal was enough for me. I definitely have le cinq on my radar. While he would be insulted at the suggestion of a child's menu, it's nice to know that they take extra steps to accommodate younger diners.

Jan 12, 2015
sake in France

8 yr old at Michelin 3*

Due to our sightseeing schedule and other factors, it must be a dinner. My son is extremely well behaved and we have no concern in this regard about bringing him to such a restaurant.

Jan 11, 2015
sake in France

8 yr old at Michelin 3*

We are taking a family trip to paris in March. My son, a food lover who is accostomed to eating at restaurants, has his heart set on going to a Michelin 3 star. My husband will be taking him alone as I will stay behind with our 6 year old. They will be going at dinner, at the earliest time possible. Which 3 star do you recommend? Are there any that will be more welcoming to a child than others? He would love a cheese cart, and I should also mention that he loves all kinds of meat.

Jan 11, 2015
sake in France

Easy Beef Stew

Jan 06, 2015
sake in Recipes

Easy Beef Stew

Jan 06, 2015
sake in Recipes

Easy Beef Stew

Jan 06, 2015
sake in Recipes

Easy Beef Stew

Jan 06, 2015
sake in Recipes

Best soufganyot?(Chanukah donuts)

Is Amazing Donuts worth the drive from downtown? Need to buy about a dozen and would like a variety of flavours, ideally.

Dec 17, 2014
sake in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What happened to the French restaurant at the Bal harbour shops?

Actually, I just searched on Google and it seems it closed in August.

Sep 19, 2014
sake in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

What happened to the French restaurant at the Bal harbour shops?

I can't remember the name, but it's not listed on the site, and I don't remember hearing about a closure...

Sep 18, 2014
sake in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

has anyone eaten dinner at Colette?

The previous thread is all about the bakery. How is the restaurant?

Sep 16, 2014
sake in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What is going on with Splendido?

Last month, on a Wednesday evening, my husband and I tried to go to Splendido for a drink at the bar, and were surprised to find it closed. There was sign or anything. We thought perhaps they were closed for August. Imagine our surprise when last night, we tried to do the same, only to find it closed again. The door was locked, shades pulled down, but no sign or anything. What's going on? I hadn't heard anything about them closing for good. Is that the case? The website has no indication.

Sep 07, 2014
sake in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Weekday breakfast north of St. Clair?

Open at 9 am Friday? All the other threads focus on downtown. The only place I've come up with so far is Boom on Eg.

Jul 28, 2014
sake in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Late night bite in Lincoln sq or Andersonville?

I need a place for tonight (10 pm) to get a small bite and a drink. Perhaps a good small plates place?

Jul 05, 2014
sake in Chicago Area

Super urgent! Drinks near le filet

We have reservations tonight at le filet and would like to have a pre dinner drink before. Any where fun within walking distance?

May 03, 2014
sake in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Saturday breakfast around queen/Bathurst?

Any good ideas of places open at 9 am? Willing to go a few blocks south and west.

Apr 18, 2014
sake in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2nights in Montreal. First night:APDC, 2nd night: somewhere in old Montreal?

2 friends and I are coming to montreal from Toronto in May. We will be staying in Old Montreal. APDC is a non-negotiable it seems for the first night. The problem is coming up with someplace for night #2. My first choice restaurants are hotel Herman or Le Filet, but we would really like to be walking distance from the hotel. Also, We would like something that would be a somewhat lighter meal since I suspect APDC will be heavy. Is kitchen Galerie poisson worth it? I should add, would rather not do Au club chasse et peche.

Mar 27, 2014
sake in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

3 Days, 3 Ladies from Toronto

Your Thursday evening plan is quite ambitious, if it's to include drinks and snacks after the aviary. The aviary has snacks if you're still hungry after girl and goat. Save the publican and au cheval for another visit

Mar 05, 2014
sake in Chicago Area
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Anyone going to momofuku shoto tonight?

Haven't seen it mentioned here yet, but anyone going? The chefs from Ko in NYC will be here for one night only to cook.

Jan 21, 2014
sake in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Xmas eve dinner recs in North Miami?

Would prefer somewhere that takes reservations for a family of 4. Not steak.
Thanks!

Nov 11, 2013
sake in Miami - Fort Lauderdale