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Wolfgang Puck on Eglinton?

kasey j miller May 7, 2007 09:44 AM

I saw a sign for a Wolfgang Puck Express, in the new building where Seven Numbers used to be. Anyone know what this is all about? Also, when is Seven Numbers re-opening on Eglinton?

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  1. Mimimimimi RE: kasey j miller May 7, 2007 09:58 AM

    Also saw the sign - don't know anything about it, but it's a sure sign the neighbourhood is going to be taking a culinary down slide.

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    1. re: Mimimimimi
      acd123 RE: Mimimimimi May 7, 2007 11:02 AM

      I saw the sign yesterday. The area was a culinary wasteland to being with. The only bright spot was 7 Numbers.

      1. re: acd123
        estufarian RE: acd123 May 7, 2007 12:06 PM

        Disagree on multiple counts.
        Fat Cat (across the street) is among the better restaurants in Toronto.
        Also, Puck serves some of the 'better' airport food in North America. Doesn't pretend to be fine dining I know, but at least recognize what he is doing and where his places fit in that spectrum. It's no 'dining' experience, but IMO is one of the better chains.

        1. re: estufarian
          EPIcureanTO RE: estufarian May 7, 2007 01:46 PM

          Hey Kasey- yeah- I saw that-..not really looking forward to it...

          In regard to seven numbers-I posted about it's new location back in Jan. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/10294...

          For an update- the walls look like they are done...!

          Eustufarian- have yet to get to Fat Cat- but it's next on my hit list!

          1. re: estufarian
            galambo RE: estufarian May 7, 2007 06:30 PM

            tried it once (twice to much) in the Ohare airport.

            salad was wilted, over priced, and very little of anything but lettuce.

            even burger king is better

            1. re: estufarian
              Toshiro RE: estufarian May 8, 2007 10:19 AM

              Fat Cat - "Better Restauarants in T.O" - You definately need to eat out more!!!

              1. re: Toshiro
                estufarian RE: Toshiro May 8, 2007 02:02 PM

                Not sure I have the time to eat out more - but I'm always open to eating better (or cheaper for same quality).
                Fat Cat has one of the better-chosen wine lists (and not outrageous markups). It has a relatively small menu with daily specials - indicating most stuff cooked (and presumably bought) recently. It's usually packed (I now have to go around 6:00 or after 9:00 to get a seat).
                It features "interesting" things regularly which require effort to source e.g. lamb sweetbreads (which I've only found anywhere else once in Toronto).
                And at least a third of the time I get to have stuff not on the menu which he has just sourced and is only being offered as a special.
                For an "off-the-beaten track/neighbourhood place" that's an outstanding record for me.
                And his irregular Lamb 5 ways dish is a MUST, whatever is in that days version.
                So, tell me where I can get better food for the same price, or equivalent food for the same price.

                1. re: Toshiro
                  Charles Yu RE: Toshiro Jan 31, 2008 05:57 PM

                  I had a couple of excellent 'value for money' tasting menu at Fat Cat. True, it might not be in the same calibre as your Splendido, George, N44 or Scaramouche. However, foodwise and value for moneywise , its definitely better than a lot of the more famous/popular/ higher rating restaurants eg., Didier, Pangea, Senses... to name a few!!

              2. re: acd123
                The Macallan 18 RE: acd123 May 8, 2007 09:57 AM

                Lol, 7 Numbers a bright spot! The only place that is actually worse than Terroni!

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                  antifoodie RE: The Macallan 18 May 8, 2007 11:50 AM

                  rumour has it Wolfgang Puck is descending on the city in a major way, with more than one location, but not for a few months yet.

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                    Snarf RE: antifoodie May 8, 2007 12:53 PM

                    Strange choice of locales so far.....Niagara Falls, perennially unlucky location upstairs on Bloor where access is dominated by an inexpensive dim sum place; and a food shop way out of the tourist zome. I guess franchisees just need money to qualify, not savvy.

                    1. re: antifoodie
                      wordsworth RE: antifoodie May 16, 2007 04:05 AM

                      I saw a sign for a new Puck restaurant at Yonge & Sheppard.

                    2. re: The Macallan 18
                      acd123 RE: The Macallan 18 May 9, 2007 02:19 PM

                      Ever had the braised duck leg there? The involtini? Both were very good IMO. I agree that there were some "misses" at the old location (e.g. greasy calamari), but overall, good food and great value.

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                  rbc RE: kasey j miller May 15, 2007 08:42 PM

                  I haven't heard anything about Seven Numbers... But it looks like that particular block of Eglinton (between Braemar & Avenue Road) is turning out to be a vast wasteland... Why would anyone want to go to Wolfgang Puck Express when they could go to Ferraros or Autogrill or Fat Cat or any of the other dozen and a half restaurants in a 4 block radius?

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                  1. re: rbc
                    acd123 RE: rbc May 16, 2007 05:16 AM

                    Ferraro and Autogrill are both average at best (that is being kind).

                    Fat Cat seems to be the only redeeming place in the entire area.

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                    kasey j miller RE: kasey j miller Jan 31, 2008 04:15 PM

                    Anyone have any updates on this?

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