La Palette, La Bodega or Le Paradis
Hi all - I've been looking for a definitive answer.
I'll be in the downtown core, heading as far west as College/Spadina so I figure these are all relatively accessible, save for Le Paradis.
I'm looking for foie gras on the menu, I know Bodega has a terrine of it.
La Palette. I've never had a bad meal there. It's cozy and the food is well-priced. I also like Bistro Paradis but the food isn't nearly as good. Try the quack and track at La Palette. It ain't on the menu.
How about trying Batifole, on Gerrard ? better food and a more sophisticated ambience than any of your three choices. Also extremely reasonably priced. Steak frites to die for. Interesting wines from SW France. The chef-owner often brings your choices to the table. Warm bread. Cheerful service. Tables close but not cheek to jowl ! A much more relaxing room than La Palette's bustle and shoving of chairs with occasionally rude or harried service.
If you are a foie gras lover, be aware that for a steep charge La Palette now serves you but one small disk of its admittedly excellent terrine.
Still can't decide which of the 3 is worse than the other. If you will be in the College / Spadina area and are looking to do french bistro on a budget...try Gamelle. They always have a seared foie gras dish, and you can bring your own wine as well. I would stay away from the others.