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Tboy Jan 7, 2008 08:51 AM

Anybody thinking about Winterlicious this year? I know its a sore point with some people on here, but I always enjoy the event!

My pick so far looks to be C5. I haven't had a chance to go yet, so this is a good opportunity to check out the new venue. My other picks include Vertical, Globe Bistro, and also Brassaii looks interesting (although it seems to have mixed reviews on here?!).

  1. juunbug25 Jan 11, 2008 05:20 PM

    I think they are too pricy. I don't normally eat appetizer or dessert when I go to a restaurant. So the price i pay, I am only judging what i get for the main, and because of that, I think it's too pricy.

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      cupcakez Jan 11, 2008 05:00 PM

      Called for beerbistro lunch reservations and they said they are all booked up:(

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        LemonLauren Jan 11, 2008 04:11 PM

        i got a table for 10 at bodega for tues feb 5th at 7pm
        they were none too pleased about it tho

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          Louieguini Jan 8, 2008 04:52 PM

          Yes, Auberge and Canoe are probably the two "HotSpots" for this year. If you call and get through, they're probably sold out, but will most likely "release" more reservations over the next week or so. Call and ask when the new releases are going to be and then call back, you're almost guaranteed a prime reservation, and in some cases a better reservation than those that called for the AMEX front of the line!

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            LemonLauren Jan 7, 2008 04:08 PM

            beerbistro, bodega, rosedale diner look like hits to me (haven't tried any before)

            would always go back to quince and corner house, given my great past experiences there.

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              Tboy Jan 8, 2008 08:39 AM

              Made a couple of reservations already with Amex.

              Can anybody get through to C5?????? I just get a "This mailbox is full" messege. Grrrrr!

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                aser Jan 8, 2008 04:03 PM

                My friend snagged a table for 4 for a Saturday lunch w/ the amex, luckily I am included in said party.

                The list is growing semi-annually in volume, albeit good restaurants in correlation are dwindling.

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                  caitlink Jan 8, 2008 04:06 PM

                  which ones did you get? i tried canoe and auberge and the line was always busy.

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                    aser Jan 11, 2008 03:07 PM

                    oops forgot to mention, I got c5.

                    I really don't think it's worth the hassle to bother w/ canoe and auberge. Save a little and go for a regular meal.

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                Suresh Jan 7, 2008 01:18 PM

                Here are my picks so far....based on what friends want to check out and places I miss.
                Auberge du Pommier Menu$20 Lunch, $35 Dinner
                4150 Yonge Street
                416-222-2220
                Map to this restaurant

                Batifole Menu$25 Dinner
                744 Gerrard Street East
                416-462-9965

                beerbistro Menu$15 Lunch, $25 Dinner
                18 King Street East
                416-861-9872

                Bloom Restaurant Menu$20 Lunch, $35 Dinner
                2315 Bloor Street West
                416-767-1315

                Boulevard Café Menu$15 Lunch, $25 Dinner
                161 Harbord Street
                416-961-7676

                Brassaii Bistro Lounge Menu$20 Lunch, $35 Dinner
                461 King Street West
                416-598-4730

                C5 Menu$20 Lunch, $35 Dinner
                100 Queen's Park,
                Royal Ontario Museum
                416-586-7928

                Café Moroc Menu$15 Lunch, $25 Dinner
                49 Front Street East
                416-961-0601

                Cataplana Restaurant Menu$20 Lunch, $35 Dinner
                938 College Street
                416-538-1562

                Drake Hotel Menu$20 Lunch, $35 Dinner
                1150 Queen Street West
                416-531-5042 x.113

                Globe Bistro Menu$20 Lunch, $35 Dinner
                124 Danforth Avenue
                416-466-2000

                Greg Couillard's Spice Room & Chutney Bar Menu$35 Dinner
                55 Avenue Road
                416-935-0000

                Jaipur Grille Menu$15 Lunch, $25 Dinner
                2066 Yonge Street
                416-322-5678

                La Maquette Menu$20 Lunch, $35 Dinner
                111 King Street East
                416-366-8191

                Opal Jazz Lounge Menu$35 Dinner
                472 Queen Street West
                416-646-6725

                Quince Menu$25 Dinner
                2110 Yonge Street
                416-488-2110
                (GREAT Menu!)

                Senses Restaurant Menu$35 Dinner
                328 Wellington Street West
                416-935-0400

                Sopra Upper Lounge Menu$35 Dinner
                265 Davenport Road Upper
                416-929-9006

                The Citizen Menu$15 Lunch, $25 Dinner
                730 Queen Street East
                416-465-0100

                Thuet Bistro Bakery Menu$20 Lunch, $35 Dinner
                609 King Street West
                416-603-2777

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                  caitlink Jan 7, 2008 02:04 PM

                  wow, those are all your picks?

                  I've read it's hard to get reservation for canoe and auberge. But if i call tomorrow using AMEX, do you think i will be able to get a weekend lunch reservation for some of the other ones such as Studio Cafe, Victoria's?

                  Thanks.

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                    Suresh Jan 7, 2008 06:11 PM

                    Well that's the idea, but after booking starts we'll see which reservations I actually land. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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