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Nice/Star watching

gallupingourmet Sep 13, 2006 10:49 PM

Looking for a nice( not too expensive) restaurant downtown for dinner saturday- added bonus if there is the possibility of seeing any of the stars in town for the Festival

  1. dinin and dishin Sep 15, 2006 03:21 AM

    Skip Sotto Sotto. Please. They treat non-stars like garbage. Unless you like being ignored and talked down to by staff who seem to take pleasure in making all the other tables feel like second class citizens.

    That said, after my experience at Sotto Sotto earlier this year, I wouldn't bother with any place that caters to the famous and fabulous, especially during the TIFF. For my money, I'd buy a People and head to my favourite restaurant for really great food and warm service...like Zucca or someplace nice. Or you could cruise Bloor for a while looking for stars and then step into Bar Mercurio for a great thin crust pizza...but I digress...what ever floats your boat...have fun:)

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      cookbook Sep 14, 2006 03:41 AM

      Bistro 990 across the street from the Sutton Place Hotel offers French fare and the usual celeb in town for the festival. Or there's Sassafraz in Yorkville but I'm not a huge fan of the place myself...

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      1. re: cookbook
        gallupingourmet Sep 14, 2006 01:09 PM

        Thanks for the recommendations- I think we will give bistro 990 a try

        1. re: gallupingourmet
          cookbook Sep 21, 2006 08:23 PM

          How did it go? Let us know...

      2. Food Tourist Sep 14, 2006 02:03 AM

        What kind of food do you prefer? What is the maximum you want to spend?

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        1. re: Food Tourist
          gallupingourmet Sep 14, 2006 02:17 AM

          Looking for something along the Bistro lines- steak frites, mussels, that sort of thing- 50-75$/person

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