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Pomegranate on College St. Toronto

akyra Sep 25, 2008 08:45 AM

Planning girls night out and wondering if anybody has input on the quality of food and service .. suggested dishes ??

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    Julie McCoy RE: akyra Sep 25, 2008 09:45 AM

    I went about a year ago with my Ladies who Dinner group and we all adored it. Can't be too specific on the dishes due to how long ago it was but I know we all enjoyed everything. The feta and walnuts was delicious and I know my main course was a special using dried limes and kidney beans with stewed lamb. All very unexpected flavours. The staff were very helpful and we had a leisurely enjoyable time.

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      akyra RE: Julie McCoy Sep 25, 2008 12:49 PM

      I did manage to find a 2007 string on them and haven't read a bad review yet ...
      I guess we will give 'er a go ... I'll do my menu research and pre plan the dishes so I have an idea of what I'm ordering .. one of everything ...
      thanks so much ..

    2. sumashi RE: akyra Sep 25, 2008 05:14 PM

      I went there this past month and the service was really good, although there really was just my table at the time :) But the woman was very friendly and was able to explain the dishes when we asked about them.
      We had two appetizer dips:
      kashk-e bademjaan (eggplant) and maast-o khiar (cucumber)... the cucumber dish was okay with a fresh taste to it, but the eggplant dish was better..
      The main dish chosen was morasa polo (lamb shank) and it was really good. I really love the way the prepared the jewelred rice.

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        thora RE: akyra Sep 25, 2008 06:20 PM

        Oh gosh, that's a lovely restaurant! Both the food and service are incredible. The staff are so friendly and the food is just so tasty.

        I had the fesenjaan (veg). It was amazing!
        And yes, definitely get the eggplant dip - mirza qasemi and definitely some dolmas!

        Mmm. Jealous. Enjoy!

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          piccola RE: akyra Sep 25, 2008 07:38 PM

          A friend and I were lured in by the smell about a month ago. One of my fave neighbourhood restaurants ever since.

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            tjunmin RE: akyra Sep 27, 2008 07:24 AM

            I believe you'll enjoy this restaurant. I discovered it a while ago here on CH and have been a satisfied customer since. For appetizers, I usually order zeitoon parvardeh (olives), mirza qasemi (eggplant) and maast-o khiar (cucumber). For mains, my favorite is morasa polo (jewelled rice) and I also like adas polo (lentil, dates and raisins). If you preer chicken, aloo gheysi (apricot and plums) is very nice. Service is friendly and reservations are recommended. Enjoy!

            1. akyra RE: akyra Oct 8, 2008 02:09 PM

              Truly a pleasure ... we had a few extra bodies join us and managed to order all but three appetizers On the menu .. all were fabulous. We each ordered a different meal and not one complaint in the crowd.
              Service was informative and impressive considering there was not an empty seat in the house on a Tuesday night.
              Definitely worth another visit .. I can still taste the Lime ...

              1. blue bike RE: akyra Nov 17, 2008 03:09 PM

                Another great experience at Pomegranate. Everybody at the table had lamb - boneless or shank - and the meet was beautifully cooked. It was Friday night and the place was packed but the service was very friendly and attentive.

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                  radiopolitic RE: akyra Nov 20, 2008 01:59 PM

                  To be honest, I was somewhat disappointed by Pomegranate. I went there a week or so ago with some friends. The food wasn't bad by any stretch of the imagination and I will most likely go back but after reading all they hype I was let down. Maybe it's because I go to Iran a lot and have lots of Persian friends that my standards are higher, I'm not entirely sure.

                  However, I did enjoy the doogh and appreciated that they offered a carbonated and uncarbonated version. I like that they're not serving any kebabs either so I'm sure I'll be back when I have a stew craving.

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