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Nov 4, 2004 06:51 PM

Fat Cat

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am trying to decide about a couple of different spots to eat while in Toronto for a weekend. am staying downtown. is Fat Cat worth the drive uptown?

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  1. imho, fat cat is one of those semi-hidden neighbourhood gems that many like to keep to themselves.
    comfy room. good service. personal cooking.
    to make it even more worth the trip, you can call them up and ask for a tasting menu.
    hope you have a nice stay in toronto.
    and hope to hear back about your meals.

    1. I haven't been, but considering the reviews, I say YES.

      1. Definitely worth the trip although I have lived in Toronto all my life and had trouble finding it. Look for Coronation Billiards and it is right near it.

        1. Just got back from a fantastic dinner at Fat Cat last night. We went with the slightly pricey (but justifiably so) Chef's selection du jour. about 8 courses of off-the-cuff prepared delight. Everyone enjoyed their meals, including dry aged rib-eye, rack of lamb, and duck. Eclectic meals with a flare for the creative (loved the use of the truffle oil), great wild ontario mushroom puree... I think the message is adequately conveyed without my rambling on much longer.

          Wine list - very good, Mathew recommended a great and surprisingly reasonable French red, despite an abundance of Californian on the list.

          This one was worth the drive from the beaches.

          Reservations are recommended as the restaurant is Very small.

          1. Thought I wrote a review a few weeks ago but can't find it.
            Was there about a month back.
            I found the food to be good, not excellent.
            Sorry that I can't recall what we ate.
            For the money, I would go elsewhere.