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antifoodie Dec 17, 2007 08:48 AM

Hey guys, looks like xacutti is toast, anyone know what happened? Here I am stuck with a gift certificate and no restaurant... Tough time for the staff, closing before Xmas.

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    estragon RE: antifoodie Dec 17, 2007 06:49 PM

    Really?? And I'd been looking forward to trying their famous brunch. Bummer!

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      hotsauce28 RE: estragon Dec 19, 2007 07:08 AM

      don't believe the hype. xacutti was 'okay' not great. but then again, i went a few times because a couple of g/f's really liked it.
      IMO, over priced for not so fantastic food and not so great service.

      Is the bar upstairs closed too? now THAT place was funky!

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        Non Doctor RE: hotsauce28 Dec 19, 2007 08:48 AM

        Rumour has it that Brad Moore is no longer with the company and that original co-owner and superstar Sommelier Leslie Gibson is moving back from her soujourn in LA to reopen using the Xacutti name...

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      Gary RE: antifoodie Dec 31, 2007 01:41 PM

      Xacutti is closed, and the chef Brad Moore will soon be opening a new restaurant called Eleven. It will be located on the northeast corner of Front and Jarvis, in the spot previously occupied by the Ninth Gate Korean Bistro, which I have to say I was surprised to see close so suddenly. Oh well, on to bigger and better things, I hope.

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        artificialard RE: antifoodie Jan 2, 2008 08:34 PM

        They may not have had the *best* brunch ever but it was just a really modern, elegant presentation of food and atmosphere that was a nice diversion on the weekend. Gah! Sugar now Xacutti, my brunch faves in the west are dropping quickly. I hope interesting new places open up come Spring...

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          deelicious RE: artificialard Jan 2, 2008 09:29 PM

          Musa on Dundas W serves some great brunch dishes in a quirky space with an interesting mix of people. The Drake menu can be really great too - it is especially great if you partake in one of their sweets. Mmmmm, donuts!

        2. JamieK RE: antifoodie Apr 24, 2008 08:07 AM

          There's a piece in the National Post today about Leslie Gibson opening up a place called Grace in the old Xacutti spot at 503 College in a couple of weeks. Apparently the chef will be Dustin Gallagher, formerly sous chef to Susur Lee.

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            pescatarian RE: JamieK Apr 24, 2008 08:23 AM

            Interesting. Is it just me or is that one badly written piece?

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              meld_la RE: pescatarian Apr 24, 2008 08:30 AM

              It's not just you.
              All of Shinan's pieces are written that way. I think there's some delusion that it's some sort of writing style, when really it's just cringe inducing...

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                exquisite RE: meld_la Apr 24, 2008 08:42 AM

                hahaha just read the article. and i do agree with meld's comment - cringe inducing. there is no writing style here...

                regardless i am excited to check out Grace!

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            stapler RE: antifoodie Apr 24, 2008 10:33 AM

            I've read elsewhere on this board that Moore was at eleven, but is not longer. Pat Riley, previously of Perigee has taken over there. Don't know where Moore has gone and the menu at eleven (now called The Garden at Eleven) has dramatically changed.

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