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Pourquoi Pas on Sheppard?

TorontoJo Apr 29, 2007 03:59 PM

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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    embee Apr 29, 2007 05:12 PM

    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
      kawarthagirl Apr 29, 2007 05:23 PM

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

    2. Charles Yu Apr 29, 2007 05:25 PM

      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. Royaljelly Apr 29, 2007 08:46 PM

        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
          kawarthagirl Apr 30, 2007 06:46 AM

          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.

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          wordsworth Apr 30, 2007 04:24 AM

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

          1. TorontoJo Apr 30, 2007 10:12 AM

            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.


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              Colibri Feb 14, 2012 10:10 AM

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

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