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Bistro on King West???

Lazar Apr 4, 2008 07:18 AM

The other night, I was driving along King west and out of the corner of my eye I saw a store front of some new (at least I hadn't noticed it before) restaurant advertising bistro fare. I seem to recall that they had a board outside advertising take-away as well.

Unfortunately, my memory is failing me, because I can't remember the exact address, or the stores on either side of it. What I do recall, is that it is on the South side of King, b/w Spadina & Bathurst....might be near 2 Cats?

Anyway, just curious if anyone knows of this place and if it is worth stopping in.

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    futronic RE: Lazar Apr 4, 2008 07:39 AM

    Uhhh ... Thuet?

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      Lazar RE: futronic Apr 4, 2008 08:37 AM

      No, no, it is a small place....like I said, I just noticed out of the corner of my eye....damn, this is going to bug me for the rest of the day now.

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        Suresh RE: Lazar Apr 4, 2008 09:07 AM

        gonna take a stab

        brassaii?
        crush?
        for your eyes only? (ok just kidding...)

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          Lazar RE: Suresh Apr 7, 2008 11:04 AM

          For your eyes only has bistro fare?....not sure if I would be comfortable ordering coq au vin from there....or would I? ;)

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      thebutcher RE: Lazar Apr 4, 2008 08:56 AM

      There's a new place called Chop Chop - mixed menu, busy at lunch. Maybe that's what you saw?

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        Lazar RE: thebutcher Apr 7, 2008 11:04 AM

        hmmm....that may be the place....anyone been?

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          tp24 RE: Lazar Apr 24, 2008 11:43 AM

          No, but I've been meaning to try it myself. I wonder if they're open on weekends?

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        fcartage RE: Lazar Jun 17, 2008 08:31 AM

        It is probably Spice Route Asian Bistro. It used to be Touch Lounge. I have not been there yet but some of my friends go after work for drinks. It is a restaurant and lounge. 499 King West.
        Cheers

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          tp24 RE: fcartage Jul 21, 2008 10:46 AM

          Spice Route is only good for ambiance. The service is terrible - and the food is mediocre at best. Probably why everyone goes only for drinks....but the lineups are always so long - I'm guessing because the service is inefficient.

        2. KayceeK RE: Lazar Jun 17, 2008 01:41 PM

          I think you are referring to Fresco's. It is right beside Starbucks and hasn't yet opened...at Brant Street. I don't have high hopes for it lasting.

          1. KayceeK RE: Lazar Jun 17, 2008 01:41 PM

            www.frescosandco.com.

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              Dimbulb RE: KayceeK Jun 17, 2008 01:46 PM

              They're definitely talking about Chop Chop. South side of King just east of Portland next to Craft Burger. They have a chalkboard outside and it says Chop Chop Bistro. Just cheap Asian stuff. Don't get excited.

            2. KayceeK RE: Lazar Jun 17, 2008 01:43 PM

              OOh, or it could be a sushi and korean BBQ place (was it a neon sign, do you recall?)...just east of Portland.

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