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Chopin Restaurant

hungryabbey Sep 25, 2006 05:09 PM

Has anyone been here? Its on Roncesvalles.

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    bogie RE: hungryabbey Sep 25, 2006 06:14 PM

    I have, they have the best perogies I've ever tasted in my life and that's no small feat.

    Chopin also has an excellent "Polish Plattter for Two" for $30. It includes salads, schnitzels, potato pancakes, cabbage rolls and perogies. It's very filling and a tremendous value.

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      phoenikia RE: hungryabbey Sep 25, 2006 06:17 PM

      It's awesome. Best perogies I've ever had- and I grew up eating perogies about once a week.
      I've been meaning to go back.

      Earlier thread:

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        hungryabbey RE: hungryabbey Sep 25, 2006 06:21 PM

        MMmmm sounds good. I looked at the menu, and you can choose what kind of perogies you get.. What kind did you guys have? Ive only ever had potato and cheese, but on their menu, apparently there are meat ones and I think mushroom. Also, what kind of schnitzel came with the polish platter?

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          bogie RE: hungryabbey Sep 25, 2006 10:47 PM

          The platter comes with plain breaded schnitzels and mixed perogies, the cheese ones were definitely the best. They also included perogies that I'm sure were made with liver, very intriguing.

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          DDD RE: hungryabbey Sep 26, 2006 02:06 AM

          good shnitzels

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            hungryabbey RE: hungryabbey Sep 26, 2006 09:39 PM

            hmm sounds like I should try it. Do they offer any worth while desserts?

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              bogie RE: hungryabbey Sep 28, 2006 07:44 AM

              No, but Queen of Tarts is also on Roncesvalles!

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                hungryabbey RE: bogie Sep 29, 2006 01:40 AM

                mmm.. sounds good, never been there. what all does queen of hearts offer?

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              hungryabbey RE: hungryabbey Oct 1, 2006 11:25 PM

              So I went tonite at 5PM! (SOO EARLY ) and when i had called earlier they told me I would def not need a reservation for 5, so I didnt bother. But like when we got there they were packed, had one crowded little table and told us that if we sat down we wouldnt even be able to get served for AT LEAST a half hour, not even bread. My family was starving, so disapointed we had to leave and we stopped at the first pub we saw (Whelans Gate which ended up being pretty good but I was looking forward to something different :( oh well next time for sure )

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                phoenikia RE: hungryabbey Oct 1, 2006 11:40 PM

                What a coincidence. I also went to Chopin tonight at 5. There were just 3 of us, and there was no problem getting at table near the front of the restaurant. The server took our order right away, and we received our food within half an hour. There were 2 large groups eating when we got there, but the larger group was already being served dessert, and the other group was eating their mains, so it's not like the kitchen was overwhelmed by the numbers.
                Next time Chopin is full, I'd suggest you try Staropolska or Cafe Polonez...if you're craving Polish food and in the neighbourhood. They are just a couple blocks north of Chopin, on the east side of Roncesvalles.
                We ordered potato pancakes and the platter for 2- once again, amazing cabbage rolls, schnitzel, perogies and potato pancakes, along with cabbage, beet and carrot salads. Best tasting mitteleuropean food I've found in TO...

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                  hungryabbey RE: phoenikia Oct 2, 2006 12:03 AM

                  Oh damn, Im jealous haha Oh well, I will certainly go back in a couple weeks and try again

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                    flipp RE: phoenikia Oct 2, 2006 02:47 AM

                    I definitely second Cafe Polonez. They have a dish called the Hunter's Plate or something (I may be making that up) which is delicious goulash served over an even deliciouser potato pancake. It's perfect food for the coming winter, and there's always a nice atmosphere in the place.

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                      hungryabbey RE: flipp Oct 2, 2006 11:50 AM

                      you are definetly right about the winter food reference. I will save my next trip down there for a cold winter feeling day.

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