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Dec 14, 2006 06:34 PM

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.

Many thanks.

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  1. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

        1. I'm a fan of La Palette. Yeah, it's noisy, but that's part of the fun for me.

          1. another vote for La Palette.. the steak frites there is great.