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Mar 24, 2008 06:11 PM

Splendido - Top 10 in North America!

I just came across an article which listed 'Opinionated about Dining' survey's Top 100 restaurants in North America and Europe. Splendido came in as Number 10 with 105 points. Others in the top 10 include three Michelin three stars. They are French Laundry,111 points; Jean George,109 points and Per Se, 107 points. One of my favourites, Alinia of Chicago also make the top 10 with 106 points.

After just coming back from an overseas trip to the Orient where I had a chance to sample some Michelin star quality food from the kitchens operated by 3* chefs Gagnaire, Ducasse and Robuchon. I must say that even though a Michelin two stars like Tokyo's L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon might pay greater attention to detail to their dishes ( may be a whole team of chefs with syringes in hand to apply the finishing touches! Ha! ). Based on my previous dining experiences at Splendido, David Lee's cooking in the most part is more delicious! And ultimately, I think this is the most important criteria to us foodies! Hope Splendido can sustain this high standard until the Michelin guide comes to town!

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  1. I've never heard of that restaurant ... where is it? Wow - I must be out of the loop! Do you have a link to that survey?

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    1. re: clemsonkd

      In my opinion, Splendido is Toronto's best restaurant that delivers the complete package ( ie food, wine, service and ambiance ). You may visit their website at As for the link to the survey, its
      If you are visting, do give them a try! Happy Chowing!

    2. Spendido is in Toronto (Canada)

      88 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1G5, CA

      1. Hi Charles, any other restaurant in Toronto make it to the Top 100 ?

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        1. re: skylineR33

          Hello skylineR33. I think Susur came in # 43 with 98 points

          1. re: Charles Yu

            Just two Canadian restaurants are rated. Nothing from the west. Montreal is mostly francophone, so few potential reviewers would read Plotnicki.

            The lists are centred heavily on the U.S. and Europe, but when this appears in book form it should get a lot of attention.

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          1. Hi Charles, is it possible to view the list without signing up?

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            1. re: oohlala


              If you scroll down to his March 12 entry, it has his list. I couldn't find it within the forums.