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Pourquoi Pas on Sheppard?

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Just noticed this little house on Sheppard, a block or so West of Yonge. The sign reads "Pourquoi Pas, French Restaurant". Never heard of it. Any first-hand experiences from 'hounds at this place? How long has it been around? Is it worth a visit? TIA...

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  1. I can't tell you anything about it now, but they've been there for, possibly, 30 years. I'm really surprised they didn't sell out to a developer years ago! It was a lovely little place way back when, but disappeared of the radar long ago.

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    1. re: embee

      I went there three years ago - it was fine for a weeknight 'bistro' experience...

    2. Cozy, romantic interior. Service excellent especially when owner is around. However, food is only mediocre, your typical French bistro cooking eg., Canard a l'orange, Coq au vin etc. Nothing really stand out.

      1. It's funny how all the replies thus far are all a similiar pattern (including mine)...

        My wife and I went there once about 5 years ago, I can't even recall what we had. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good enough such that we made a return trip. I'm surprised it's still operating after all these years..... so there must be some loyal returning customers .

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        1. re: Royaljelly

          We used to live in the area, which is why we went. So yes, it was a lot of locals. It was okay for a Wednesday night when you didn't feel like cooking.

        2. I went their twice and had fairly decent meals, especially the pepper steak. The third time it was fairly poor.

          1. Thanks, everyone, for the responses. I guess that I will not rush out to try the place. But I will keep it in mind for that night when we don't want to cook and we run out of other options.

            Cheers!

            1. This restaurant has been closed for more than a year now. Pity it was a nice place to go.