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Jan 7, 2008 08:51 AM

Winterlicious 2008

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?!).

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  1. 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
    Map to this restaurant

    Batifole Menu$25 Dinner
    744 Gerrard Street East

    beerbistro Menu$15 Lunch, $25 Dinner
    18 King Street East

    Bloom Restaurant Menu$20 Lunch, $35 Dinner
    2315 Bloor Street West

    Boulevard Café Menu$15 Lunch, $25 Dinner
    161 Harbord Street

    Brassaii Bistro Lounge Menu$20 Lunch, $35 Dinner
    461 King Street West

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

    Café Moroc Menu$15 Lunch, $25 Dinner
    49 Front Street East

    Cataplana Restaurant Menu$20 Lunch, $35 Dinner
    938 College Street

    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

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

    Jaipur Grille Menu$15 Lunch, $25 Dinner
    2066 Yonge Street

    La Maquette Menu$20 Lunch, $35 Dinner
    111 King Street East

    Opal Jazz Lounge Menu$35 Dinner
    472 Queen Street West

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

    Senses Restaurant Menu$35 Dinner
    328 Wellington Street West

    Sopra Upper Lounge Menu$35 Dinner
    265 Davenport Road Upper

    The Citizen Menu$15 Lunch, $25 Dinner
    730 Queen Street East

    Thuet Bistro Bakery Menu$20 Lunch, $35 Dinner
    609 King Street West

    2 Replies
    1. re: Suresh

      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?


      1. re: caitlink

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

    2. 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.

      4 Replies
      1. re: LemonLauren

        Made a couple of reservations already with Amex.

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

        1. re: Tboy

          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.

          1. re: Tboy

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

            1. re: caitlink

              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.

        2. 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!

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

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