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Similar to JKWB recommendation?

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I'm visiting Toronto for 1 day this weekend and have been going through lots of threads regarding recommendations, then finally picked Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar.

Unfortunately, it is fully booked!!

Can I ask for another option? Somewhere open late is preferred, because I don't know when we'd arrive from Niagara Falls. 9pm is a possible dinner time for that day.

JKWB appeals to me a lot because of its usage of local ingredients, I'd like to find something similar. No fusion, Asian, Thai, Indian, etc. though...Pacific region cuisine is pretty much my regular diet. I'm from the San Francisco area, by the way...

I have a car, so location is not an issue, price is also not an issue, no special dietary consideration...but I do love to try new and creative dishes!

Thank you so much for all your help!!:)

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  1. JKWB only takes a limited number of reservations, but you can still walk in and ask for a table. You may have a long wait (say 45 mins to over an hour), but you can go have a drink nearby and they will call you on your cell phone.

    1. If you don't feel like facing the uncertainty of getting into JKWB that late, you could call Globe Bistro for a reservation. It's open late and offers a menu based on local, regional, seasonal ingredients. If you do a search, you'll find plenty of positive comments and reviews.
      http://www.globebistro.com

      If you're coming along the Gardiner, just go north at the Don Valley Parkway, get off at Bloor, drive east to Broadview, turn north and then turn right at the first street so you can park at the "Green P" parking. Globe is on the Danforth just east of Broadview.
      http://www.globebistro.com/welcome.php

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      Globe
      124 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON M4K1N1, CA

      1. Although JKWB says they are fully booked, I might take a chance on showing up at 9-ish. We've often had relatively good luck getting a seat at the bar at that hour.

        If they can't accommodate, you're still within easy walking distance of Colborne Lane (again, you could probably grab late-night eats at the bar) or Lucien (same story).

        1. Try The Grill at Scaramouche.

          http://www.scaramoucherestaurant.com/

          1. For sure you will get a seat at JKWB at the bar with not too much of a wait - and I prefer the bar, get to watch the chefs in action.

            Globe is a great reco as well.

            1. Want to echo what others are saying... they say they're booked, but if you just show up, rare is a night when you will wait more than an hour for a table.

              Having said that, if a wine bar is what you're in the market for, try Crush at King/Spadina. I've been talking up this place a lot lately, but I am simply in love with the new menu. Definitely worth a shot if you don't want to "roll the dice" with JKWB.