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Czehoski? or other cool resto with patio?

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RoscoeB Apr 17, 2008 02:50 PM

I am taking a client out for dinner this Saturday night and need a cool restaurant with a patio for cigarette breaks while being able to continue to drink.

I think Czehoski has the best atmosphere with a roof top patio but am worried due to the bad food reviews on Chowhound. How is the food?

Any recommendations on Czehoski or other restaurants would be greatly appreciated.

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    childofthestorm Apr 17, 2008 03:20 PM

    I've had some good meals there, but the restaurant is downstairs, and the patio/bar is upstairs. So unless you can have the restaurant menu served to you in the bar, you're going to be climbing stairs. Last time I was there the bar menu was pretty limited.

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    1. re: childofthestorm
      estufarian Apr 17, 2008 04:27 PM

      I have no problem with the regular food.
      Brunch can sometimes be a challenge though.

    2. pescatarian Apr 17, 2008 06:04 PM

      I've had good food there - burgers, soups, etc. and we sat in the bar area

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        cutehinano Apr 17, 2008 06:06 PM

        The food is good. It's the service that is the issue. Extremely slow and unattentive.

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        1. re: cutehinano
          pescatarian Apr 17, 2008 06:14 PM

          I've heard that a lot, but honestly, it wasn't my experience. I'm not dismissing the people who say that they've had that experience, but ours wasn't like that.

          1. re: cutehinano
            FrancoYYZ Apr 18, 2008 12:27 PM

            I agree the service is awful. Arrogant and negligent.
            Furthermore, I have dinned there many times and the food became progressively worse with every meal...

            Great place for drinks if you are ordering form a bartender.

          2. apetimberlake Apr 18, 2008 12:33 PM

            The Drake Hotel has the Sky Lounge....and the cafe for a patio...Great food....have the drake burger or a great brunch on the patio...

            Also Shanghai Cowgirl has a great patio as does Not my dog...

            All the placed mentioned are on Queen West.

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