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Mar 21, 2008 11:51 AM

Restaurants today?

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?

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  1. 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

      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

        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

    2. Most restaurants in Kensington market were open this afternoon.

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      1. re: thenurse

        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!

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