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Wine guy Aug 23, 2006 05:52 PM

Anyone heard anything new about reds? Was looking at taking a client there for dinner.

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    gtw Aug 23, 2006 07:07 PM

    I don't recall seeing any review on reds since their new Executive Chef, Michael Steh, joined them around the beginning of June. If you do go perhaps you could tell us what you think.

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      j2brady Aug 24, 2006 01:43 AM

      Ihave just been looking at this place for a 40th employment anniversary dinner.

      Someone recommended it but didn't give many details..the post is still up. I would love tohear more about it!


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      1. re: j2brady
        mickeyj Aug 24, 2006 10:51 PM

        I frequent Reds for drinks and nibblies only. I would NOT recommend the place for such a special occasion as a 4oth anniversary.

        The room itself is in no way romantic -- the tables are too big so you are far away from each other, and there are way too many tables. From my experience, it is a place that business people go after work for drinks -- a bit loud, largish groups of people.

      2. mtampoya Aug 25, 2006 02:26 AM

        I agree with MickeyJ, I go there for bevies only. The food is not great, there are several other places to go within the area that is much better.


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          j2brady Aug 25, 2006 12:36 PM

          Could you suggest some??

          I am trying to find a place for someone who seems to have something rather specific. Not too shi shi but shi shi enough to have a considerable budget as, of course, the bill is on the company.

          Needs to be in TO and open for lunch. I have already suggested Splendido, Susur, Auberge, Rain, JK Wine Bar.


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          Zidane Aug 25, 2006 01:53 PM

          I would avoid Rain. Service is average at best. Auberge is a winner. Give Vertical a try, we had a great lunch there last week

          1. mtampoya Aug 29, 2006 01:07 PM

            Auberge is great but it is a bit of a hike (Yoneg & 401). JKWB is great and chowhound people love it! I really like sen5es in the metro hotel. Going there tonight. I love the place and the prices are decent (still pricey but not as high). There is also Brassai at King & Spadina. If it is a nice day, you can sit on the patio. Also decently priced. Hope this helps ;)

            1. mtampoya Aug 30, 2006 03:17 AM

              Okay, back from Sen5es with a very snobby auntie and sister...it was once a top 5...not any longer. The service was very good actually, they were prompt and fast. But you are right about the food. It lacked passion. The scallops to start were nice, nothing too crazy. But my dinner was half par. I had the halibut. My sis, aunt and bro had the tenderloin at $55...not too good either. They prefered Hy's...I will be writing about my experience (with pics) on www.blogto.com tomorrow morning...

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