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Best Martini in Toronto?

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Chowkitty Apr 2, 2004 06:37 AM

It can be tough to find a good martini in this town.
So far the best I have found is Bymark ($12 ouch - but worth it).
Who serves the best Martinis in Toronto?

(While not "chow" exactly...I hope this isn't too OT - they do have calories)

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    Peppermint Pate Apr 2, 2004 06:58 AM

    Hmm, a martini question before breakfast - should we be concerned? I had a particularly excellent (and yes, pricey) Grey Goose martini on the rooftop bar of the Park Hyatt hotel last summer. Highly recommended.

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      Eli Apr 6, 2004 04:34 PM

      I have to recommend two other locations: "Eat My Martini", on College St. and "La-Brassarie" in Yorkville...SUPERB!!...The food is excellent as well..Enjoy!!

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      stein88 Apr 2, 2004 11:42 AM

      Have always been happy with the large selection of martinis and other mixed drinks at Cobalt (College, just east of Bathurst)

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        Lolly Apr 2, 2004 02:29 PM

        Friends were pleased with the martinis at the bar in the Royal York. They were $10 and were served in a beaker. The martini menu was vast.

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          Chantal Apr 2, 2004 05:32 PM

          I'm with you on this one - forget the snacks - they're not good. But the martinis are excellent!

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            Donna - MI Apr 2, 2004 09:47 PM

            As a frequent visitor to Toronto from the Detroit area, we really like the martinis at Barbarian's Steak House. They are big and good!

            We always have a little joke about martinis when we go to Toronto. At some places they are so small we have to order a double and call them Toronto martinis, but not at Barbarian's. We are very partial to this restuurant and we also have a great steak there when we go. D.

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              Rob Apr 2, 2004 10:31 PM

              Laide @ Adelaide & Jarvis try their three layer martini.. it is a site to behold.. or ask the lady behind the bar to surprise you you will not leave disapointed...

              Link: http://laide.ca

              Image: http://laide.ca/images/martini.jpg

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              veeinto Apr 3, 2004 11:18 PM

              Babylon has THE BEST martini's. Nice vibe... I think they only serve martini's and maybe a few munchies.

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                dayes Apr 26, 2004 11:37 PM

                i've been all over the city and i've tried tons of martini joints (upwards of 20 different places). as far as i'm concerned, Alleycatz (at Yonge & Eglinton) has, by far, the best martinis in the city - $11 each but well worth it.

                next would be Eau (King W). insanely expensive, but very good.

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