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lonestartor Apr 12, 2007 11:32 AM

I'm meeting a friend for his birthday in the King St. West / Bathurst area on a Wednesday evening. I've been to Marcel's, Big Daddy's, and also Thuet. I'm a bit leary of Lee. Any recs in the area or close-by.

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    phoenikia Apr 12, 2007 08:14 PM

    Rodney's is awesome. None of that King West pretense;)

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      electra1 Apr 13, 2007 07:23 AM

      Crush and Blowfish get my vote. I'm not a big fan of Lee either.

    2. skylineR33 Apr 12, 2007 08:01 PM

      I suppose you don't like Susur as well since there are also some iffy reviews on it ? But It is my favorite in that area.
      Other than that, Habitat and Blowfish are not bad. Remember to try the stone grilled tiger shrimp with Truffle sauce if you go to Blowfish and skip the kaiseki dish if you go to Habitat.

      1. Rabbit Apr 12, 2007 02:49 PM

        I like Crush - good for dinner or for wine and snacks. It has a big, airy sort of California feel, so it's less intimate that something like Amuse-Bouche (which I do second if you're looking for romance - charmant!!).

        1. diesta Apr 12, 2007 01:30 PM

          Out of curiosity, what makes you leary about Lee?

          Blowfish is again recommended, Niagara Street Cafe and Amuse Bouche would be great 'date' type restos. Toshi sushi is also quite good, and Habitat a little further west on King is a fun spot to be with good food.

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            Juniper Apr 12, 2007 03:59 PM

            Habitat, if I'm not mistaken, is on Queen and not King. Unless you are speaking of a different Habitat that I'm not aware of (which is, of course, very possible).

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              diesta Apr 12, 2007 05:33 PM

              i stand corrected...man, the geography is bad today :)

              That being said, it's not a far hop up the street...

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              lonestartor Apr 12, 2007 06:33 PM

              Diesta, re: Lee. I read 2 iffy reviews. One Feb 2007, and one March 2007. I don't want to spend time on a birthday and worry about the food.

              I prefer a restaurant with solid reliability and satisfaction :)

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              egghead Apr 12, 2007 11:41 AM

              Blowfish is really good.

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                pescatarian Apr 12, 2007 11:47 AM

                I was going to suggest Blowfish too.

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                  LissyDee Apr 12, 2007 11:47 AM

                  I second Blowfish, or perhaps you could try Kiwe, but my preference would be Blowfish

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                    egghead Apr 12, 2007 12:08 PM

                    There's also Niagara Street Cafe and Amuse-Bouche.

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