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vorpal Mar 21, 2008 11:51 AM

Does anyone know what the state of affairs are with restaurants today on Good Friday? I'm never sure with holidays: are they going to be largely open or closed?

  1. vorpal Mar 23, 2008 05:01 AM

    Thanks for the help, everyone! We ended up calling Mengrai and it turned out that they were open. Fantastic meal as always.

    1. thenurse Mar 21, 2008 04:05 PM

      Most restaurants in Kensington market were open this afternoon.

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      1. re: thenurse
        danthediner Mar 21, 2008 09:15 PM

        Had dinner tonite (Good Friday) at Bistro 990.
        As usual, the food and service were both great!

        Thanks to Fernando, and France (our server).

        Oh, and we sat next to Environment Minister John Baird, who was dining with 7 of his closest friends!

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        childofthestorm Mar 21, 2008 11:54 AM

        I think they're mostly open, I just had sushi for lunch at some place in the Beaches, forget which one. Didn't see any closed restaurants.

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        1. re: childofthestorm
          badbhoy Mar 21, 2008 04:04 PM

          I had very little luck finding available take-out today. My gf wanted Spring Rolls (ugh) so spent the afternoon on this board trying to find something better downtown but nothing was open. Walked around for an hour. Spice Cafe, Japango, Coconut Grove, Planet Crystal, Purple Pig, Salad King, Mutual Street Deli, Red and White - all closed.

          Of course, all the fast food chains and crappy restaurants were open and busy. Pickle Barrel, Baton Rouge...and of course Spring Rolls.

          I guess Good Friday is about suffering. We're going to Red Lobster for dinner.

          1. re: badbhoy
            MindGrinder Mar 21, 2008 09:58 PM

            You know what - you could have done a lot worse than Red Lobster for the price. We had a falling out with them a while back - but compared to most of the sad sad sad......... seafood scene in TO..... RL is one of the better for things outside of Fish n Chips

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