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Hey All,

I just got the time for toronto package.

We are staying at the king eddie and seeing the producers.

For the meal, from what i Have seen, there really are only two within decent walking distance to the hotel/show.

Courthouse and Rosewatter.

Problem with Rosewatter is it is a veal or fish, I have no idea about the courthouse.

Has anyone have any experiecens with these, or even some of the others within decent walking distance, etc


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  1. Do a search on the Toronto board for courthouse (control f) There are some reviews, one Feb 24/04 and one in Sept/03.

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      Denis Pelletier

      No, no, no! Neither of those, PLEASE. Not when you are around the corner from Starfish, at 100 Adelaide East. Superb oysters, fresh and inventive fish-oriented cuisine, a civilized, adult but informal atmosphere, and an impeccably chosen wine list (bonus:a flat and very reasonable markup on ALL wines): what more (besides many meat dishes) could one want?. Chosen as one of Toronto's top 10 rest. in it's very first year. Note : now offering Galway Bay oysters from Ireland. Heaven in a shell!!OK, OK, I admit: my favourite restaurant in the city.

      Link: http://www.starfishoysterbed.com

      1. Am I interpreting correctly that you have a restaurant 'voucher' or similar? Us locals are not familiar with the package. But we avoid both Rosewater and Courthouse!
        Best choice for me would be Linda's (or Salad King) just east of Yonge on Gould (1 block north of Dundas) - about 5 mins walk from theatre. Upstairs (Linda's) is more formal (reservations necessary) ($50 for two plus wine). Downstairs is shared tables ($25 for two). Best Thai food in Toronto.

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          Rosewater & Courthouse get good reviews, so the food is good, but too traditional and safe food - very stuffy, boring - think old boys' club type of place.

          There are lots of stuff within walking distance of the theatre! Quickly looking at the list of restaurants included, I would rather go to the following places than Rosewater (but that's just me):
          - Le Saint Tropez is a cute little place - I think better food, better atmostphere
          - Filet of Sole
          - Fred's not Here
          - Kit Kat

          1. oro on elm st is another option. a little bit further away but very walkable

            1. Thanks all...

              It is a meal voutcher with a fixed menu.

              How far is Fred's Not Here
              or what about Joe Badali's?

              Thanks again all

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              1. re: Lorne

                Hi Lorne,

                I'm not sure if you're going to be in TO for more than one day. If so, I'd recommended using the restaurant voucher on a different day than when you attend the theatre. This is allowed.

                I tried two restaurants under the deal and would definitely recommend Fred's Not Here. They have a wide variety of options under the fixed menu and the food was very good. I can definitely recommend the baked lobster and crab soup. It was very yummy. The duck confit was good too and the risotto that accompanied it was nice and creamy.

                The second restaurant I tried was Barootes and I wouldn't recommend it. Absurdly rushed service and the "frites" that accompanied my steak must have come straight from a McCain's bag.

                I've had the fixed price dinner at Filet of Sole during Winterlicious and I'd recommend it too.

                If you do decided to go to the theatre and dinner on the same day, I'd recommend going for an early dinner (6pm). Let them know you have theatre tickets for that night. Catch a cab to the theatre and you should have time for any of the restaurants in the downtown core.

                Enjoy your time in TO.

                1. re: Kathleen J

                  Actually I am a Toronto boy, but we (my gf) and I decided to do this package any ways.

                  I was just hoping to try a new resturant and take advantage of this deal.

                  As we are going with another couple, we are going to go do Il Fernello. It is safe and always a good meal

                  Thanks again everyone!