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carb queen Jun 13, 2005 06:50 PM

A few of my friends and I are planning a dinner later this month. I heard that Seven Numbers on Eglinton is very good. I also read that their lease was up and they were relocating. Is it still open? What's good to eat there?

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    moo Jun 13, 2005 08:30 PM

    as far as i know, it's still around. my friend went there on the wkend.

    i'd recommend ordering a bunch of shared appetizers, including the calamari .. actually, i like almost all their appetizers are good ..

    we then add a polenta secondi, again, to share .. their secondi/pastas are pretty simple ..

    the entrees, the lamb shank and sexy duck are good, if available .. the rest of the mains are pretty bland .. if you've already ordered enough appetizers, just sharing the lamb shank and sexy duck should do the job and finish off the meal ..

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      George W. Jun 13, 2005 09:49 PM

      They also have a newer location at 307 Danforth, a couple of blocks west of the Chester subway stop. The last I heard the Danforth and Eglinton locations were both open.

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        Lazar Jun 14, 2005 08:19 AM

        Ok, I am not crazy. I was driving across the Danforth and did a double-take to see the awning with the distinctive numbers written in script.

        How long has it been open?

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          jill Jun 14, 2005 09:41 AM

          it's been open since last August (2004)

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        Elastic Waistband Jun 14, 2005 06:09 PM

        They are still there. I think that their lease expires sometime in October of this year, and that they are looking for new digs around the Ave. and Eg. area.

        I second the calamari - superb!!!

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          EPIcureanTO Jan 25, 2007 06:29 PM

          Heads up Chowhound!!

          I saw a liqour licence application for 7 Numbers right next to where the New Second cup is on Eglinton east of Spadina- ( SC made their triumphant return when that cafe Demeter closed- I still remember that sign the owner put up insinuating the neighborhood was to blame for his downfall)

          They are taking over that little sandwhich shop that closed not too long ago. Boy am I exited!!

          1. Cereal Killer Jan 26, 2007 09:34 AM

            Good eye. Think they'll allow dancing on the tables in that location?!

            CK

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              embee Jan 26, 2007 10:19 AM

              They're open on Danforth and they are re-opening on Eglinton. Don't know whether Danforth is going to close. Personally, I don't like the place.

              1. Googs Jan 26, 2007 10:32 AM

                I put myself on the mailing list for the opening date announcement pretty much as soon as the Eglinton building was appropriated. If you wish, you can too. See 'stay in the loop' at the bottom of the home page. Man that's gonna be a crowded return.

                http://www.sevennumbers.com/index.php

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                  The Macallan 18 Jan 26, 2007 10:38 AM

                  You gotta be kidding me. Seven Numbers (both past and present) are probably the worst restaurants in this city. I won't even touch on the fact that the food is HORRIBLE. I consider it an insult to anything and everything Italian.

                  I'm sure the new spot will be just as lame, lack-luster, boring, and "fun".

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                    nummanumma Jan 27, 2007 05:49 AM

                    Macallan- I'm with you, but I have to be fair and say that after two or three tries, I abandoned this place altogether- so I haven't been in a long long time. The food wasn't good at all- but there's no accounting for taste. I don't think that *wild popularity* is a sign of good food, btw.

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                    francelonian Jan 26, 2007 12:35 PM

                    "You gotta be kidding me. Seven Numbers (both past and present) are probably the worst restaurants in this city. I won't even touch on the fact that the food is HORRIBLE."

                    Which explains its wild popularity.

                    It's not a Michelin 3 star, but the food is good and the mood is fun, though loud for some.

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                      francelonian Jan 27, 2007 06:48 AM

                      "I don't think that *wild popularity* is a sign of good food, btw."

                      I didn't say it was. And let's not spend too much time debating taste vs. popularity, and simply agree that at the very least, something that is wildly popular is more likely to be good than something that is not.

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                        EPIcureanTO Jan 28, 2007 12:00 PM

                        Really? My impression is only from one visit - it wasn't that bad (I had the rabbit, and I've had better antipasti dishes) mind you- look at my choices for Italian in my neighborhood...

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