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suggestions for birthday restaurant for a guy who hates vegetables!

he is a big meat-eater and beer connoisseur, especially dark ales and stout. anyone know of a reasonably-priced place in central t.o?

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  1. Beer Bistro or Bier Markt or C'est What would all seem to fit the bill.

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    1. re: midtowngirl

      C'est What isn't known for good food or service.

    2. Allen's on the Danforth has a great selection of beer and whisk(e)y, the food would work for a carnivore, and the ambiance is pretty good too. What's the occasion?

        1. re: bestandworst

          As it says in the headline...how embarrassing.

          1. I third the Beer Bistro- tons of beers to choose from- they even offer beer tastings (or flights) with your food. The beer cheese fondue was good and so was the steak frites. Friends enjoyed the mussels and fries and I loved the Guiness Chocolate cake for dessert!

            1. I'd go the Rebel House...on Yonge near Summerhill. http://www.rebelhouse.ca/

              I like the atmosphere there better than the Beer Bistro. Beer Bistro seemed to have a bit of an afterwork Bay St pick-up atmosphere the night I was there.

              The Beer Bistro's food sounded great on paper...just didn't taste that good to me.

              If you decide to go to Beer Bistro, DON'T order the lobster quesadilla....there was no distinct lobster taste, and I needed a magnifying glass to identify what might be the lobster part of the filling...

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              1. re: phoenikia

                if you do choose beer bistro, i strongly suggest to avoid the quesadilla at all costs. why they bother with it on the menu is rather silly. i've found everything else to be rather tasty. ensure you get an order of frites and their chocolate flourless cake is one of the better ones in the city.

                might i suggest a bit of a beer crawl? for dining i enjoy beer bistro but unless you're out on the more spacious patio... the whole atmosphere there just gets a bit too loud for me. if so, i'd skip c'est what (their service is ridiculously BAD) and head to cafe volo further up yonge north of wellesley (a bit of a crawl). biermarkt is ok... the crowd they usually attract is what i call the nostalgic frat boy and they're often out of some of the better beers on the menu.

                another plus for trying out cafe volo after is that they're working on developing a solid wine list and i've been quite happy with what i've tasted there so far. just in case you're not a beerhead but a wino ;)

              2. i love allen's on the danforth, but we've been there a lot. i'm looking for somewhere similar to beer bistro, but not quite so bay street...and somewhere where he can taste different beers!