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visualhornet Feb 25, 2007 02:33 PM

I have never tried Creole or Southern Food any suggestions heard Southern Accent, anything better? Want my first time to be memorable also any suggestion on key dishes to order?

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    missmu Feb 25, 2007 03:37 PM

    I've been there several times. Always enjoyable. The blackened chicken livers, under appetizers, are a definite must. They made me an offal convert, and my friends and I never fail to order them.

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      A Train Feb 26, 2007 10:10 AM

      Oh god, a HUGE agree. Those chicken livers are one of my favourite dishes at any TO restaurant.

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      bitetoeat Feb 26, 2007 07:22 AM

      I went there recently and it was really nice, a little cold and a little bright and not amazing, but nice.

      1. Webdude Feb 26, 2007 07:38 AM

        Anything blackened is good by me. I had the catfish on my latest visit, back in December. A personal favourite.

        Also? The bourbon tasting menu. 'Nuff said.

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          Gary Feb 26, 2007 10:25 AM

          My wife and I love this place. They've been around for decades and are still packed most weekend nights, so they must be doing something right. It has a quirky decor, extremely friendly and sincere service, and pretty consistent food.

          The chicken livers are great appetizers, as are the hush puppies and the oysters that come with a selection of hot sauces (which they also bottle and sell). For mains, the blackened chicken and whatever fish is on the board is usually excellent. The lamb is also fantastic.

          They also have a prix fixe menu, which is a good deal but can be a lot of food if you're not a huge eater.

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            gentilesque Feb 26, 2007 12:12 PM

            do they still have that fortune teller in the front room?

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              Gary Feb 26, 2007 12:20 PM

              Yes... it's best to reserve them when you make dinner reservations, I think. Not sure if they are "on hand" at all times. There is some info on the web site, here:

              http://www.southernaccent.com/psychic...

            2. Finnegan Feb 26, 2007 01:41 PM

              I think everyone should go to Souther Accent...ONCE...it's kinda fun and funky...lots of nice bourbons to sample, the decor is very kitschy, but the food is just okay.

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                flipp Feb 27, 2007 09:35 AM

                Have to agree with Finnegan. I used to love this place for its food and atmosphere and went every year on my birthday, but food-wise it's become a little more hit and miss of late. I still go once or twice a year because it's a fun place. The person who mentioned that the prix fixe is not a whole lot of food is right.

                Skip the fortune teller and spend your money on bourbon sours.

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                  Kasumeat Feb 27, 2007 10:45 AM

                  Wait, so is the prix fixe a lot of food or not?

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                    flipp Feb 27, 2007 11:29 AM

                    No, the portions are substantially smaller than if you order the dishes from the menu. It's not a bad value, just not enough food for me personally.

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                Danybear Feb 27, 2007 06:58 PM

                just dont go during Summerlicious or Winterlicious!
                Bad, rushed service, poor food quality.

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                  ghetto_scarlem Oct 9, 2007 04:07 PM

                  We went to Southern Accent last Sunday night - based on some good reviews from this site. It wasn't very busy, since I assume most people were at home for Thanksgiving dinner.

                  $19.99 for the Beef Brisket Sunday prix fixe dinner was a great deal. We both had Gumbo (lamb) instead of the soup ($1 extra) - very good, and deceptive (looked small, but was filling). Next, Beef Brisket with garlic mashed potatoes and collared greens. Everything was great! The portion of brisket looked a little small, but we both were only able to finish 1 piece each (very filling). We wanted to save room for the homemade pecan pie.....my favourite. We also had cornbread along with our meal.

                  Service was attentive, the place was funky and fun. We will be back. Perhaps we will try something off the $27 prix fixe menu next time.

                  Brisket was good the next day - for lunch. Mmmmm.

                  595 Markham Street
                  1 block W of Bathurst, 1/2 block S of Bloor
                  Toronto Ontario M6G 2L7
                  (416) 536-3211

                  Tuesday - Sunday, 5:00 pm onwards.
                  Closed on Mondays and public holidays.

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