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Is Cafe La Gaffe still open (onBaldwin)?

NoFixedAddress Mar 10, 2007 04:38 PM

Used to love this place, warm, inviting, cozy.......
Food was very good
Havent been in years........just wondering if they are still there?

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    FlavoursGal RE: NoFixedAddress Mar 10, 2007 06:42 PM

    Here's their phone number, NFA. (416) 596-2397. You could try calling.

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      cookiebaker RE: NoFixedAddress Mar 11, 2007 06:37 PM

      Yes they are still there. I had lunch there last week. Not much has changed in a couple of years.

      I had the warm brie and bacon salad. The salad was topped off with lots of bacon and the brie melted on cornbread was delicious. But the salad was overdressed. I will ask for dressing on the side next time. My lunch companion had the pasta special (I forget what was in it) he said it was very good.

      If you liked it before you'd like it now. Same menu, slowish service and huge portions.

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        carrot stick RE: cookiebaker Mar 29, 2007 06:50 AM

        Don't go. Went to La Gaffe a few nights ago after not having visited in a number of years. It was was truly terrible. Lousy food, lousy service (completely unprofessional) and nothing like it used to be. The waiter kept putting his fingers on the rim of the water glass as he was filling it up and then he argued with me denying what he had done! Obviously not the same ownership and these guys are sailing on the restaurant's former reputation. Don't go.

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          basileater RE: carrot stick Mar 29, 2007 01:10 PM

          I went there last August and had a similar experience. My dining companion was shocked as he'd had many pleasant experiences there in the past. I certainly have no desire to go again.

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            shylo RE: basileater Apr 14, 2007 03:55 PM

            Was just there this week. Food I thought was pretty good, but yes the service was horrible.

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              Non Doctor RE: shylo Apr 14, 2007 04:44 PM

              My friends used to rave about this place... So I went once and found it utterly atrocious!

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                Herb RE: Non Doctor Apr 15, 2007 05:25 AM

                Cafe La Gaffe used to be quite good when it was on Kensington about 15 years ago. Stephen Gardiner of Fressen was the chef, though it wasn't vegetarian. But it burned down and the new (?) owners relocated to Baldwin Village and it's never been as good. Very ordinary.

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                  Splendid Wine Snob RE: Non Doctor Apr 16, 2007 07:21 AM

                  I went for lunch last week and it was quite awful. The risotto was filled with grease!?. The service was ok though.

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