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Mid-week Prix Fixe menu?

Hondapendragon Nov 4, 2008 07:36 AM

Hi guys,

I'm looking for a restaurant in Toronto that has a great Prix Fixe menu for a mid-week dinner. We're trying to save some money yet whet our appetite for great food.

Anywhere in Toronto is ok.

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  1. gregclow RE: Hondapendragon Nov 4, 2008 07:40 AM

    The $22 prix fixe at Sidecar - http://www.sidecarrestaurant.ca/ - has gotten a lot of praise. It was originally just a Tuesday thing, but now it runs Sunday to Wednesday.

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      abigllama RE: gregclow Nov 4, 2008 09:01 AM

      We just went to Sidecar for the prix fixe on Sunday and it was excellent. The steak frites was outstanding and well worth the money. It's seriously one of the best deals in TO right now and shouldn't be missed.

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        Hondapendragon RE: abigllama Nov 4, 2008 09:32 AM

        Great rec!
        My bf took me there for my bday in July and we tried the prix fixe. It was fantastic. Drinks were great too.

        We were thinking of trying somewhere new but definately, Sidecar is on our short list.

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          abigllama RE: Hondapendragon Nov 5, 2008 12:06 PM

          They're a bit pricy on the drinks but man that Mojito is killer!

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          Tara305 RE: abigllama Nov 24, 2008 12:26 PM

          I completely agree. I went to Sidecar on a date on a Wednesday. The service was excellent, the food was amazing, and the drinks were delicious. I'd say go if you have the chance!

      2. mariecollins RE: Hondapendragon Nov 4, 2008 08:54 AM

        Zucca at Yonge and Eglington. Check their web site for details but I believe it was around $20 for salad, any pasta and any dessert.


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          BokChoi RE: mariecollins Nov 25, 2008 08:40 PM

          I would second this rec. Excellent pasta. $25 for salad, pasta and dessert.
          Nota Bene also offers a Pre-dinner theatre menu (but only on days that there is a ballet or opera at the 4 Seasons). 5:00-6:30PM. I'll post up the menu once I upload pics.


        2. Rabbit RE: Hondapendragon Nov 4, 2008 09:01 AM

          Le Select, La Palette and Midi Bistro are all (French) spots with prix fixe options between $35 (LS) and $28 (Midi).... but menu options are (sometimes quite) limited. All are very pleasant bistro-y places to eat (although I've had wreck-my-dinner service issues at LP).

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            currycue RE: Rabbit Nov 4, 2008 10:00 AM

            Agreed! Last two visits have been great at LP, but there was a moody, pregnant lady server that almost ruined a meal or two for me there.

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            jdavies RE: Hondapendragon Nov 4, 2008 03:12 PM

            If you're in the east end, there's a little restaurant called Bistro Camino that has a great fixed price menu, very extensive and the quality's consistently good.
            There are other posts on here about it.

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              canadianbeaver RE: Hondapendragon Nov 5, 2008 10:28 AM

              Maybe the new George Brown Chef House? $25 for 4 courses, $21 for 3, $18 for 2

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                Hondapendragon RE: canadianbeaver Nov 6, 2008 11:47 AM

                Really? I hadn't thought of that. Is that on campus?

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                  canadianbeaver RE: Hondapendragon Nov 6, 2008 11:49 AM

                  It's just West of King and Sherbourne, at 215 King Street East. It's pretty fun as experiences go, because it's cute watching the students do their thing.

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                    jennjen18 RE: canadianbeaver Nov 6, 2008 01:35 PM

                    How is quality then, as compared to price?

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                      canadianbeaver RE: jennjen18 Nov 6, 2008 04:56 PM

                      I totally lied, too, their website says for dinner it's $39 for 3 courses and $45 for four courses!!! They've only been open since Monday, so it was hard to really judge. They need to work the kinks out still...the food was very good, and we were all stuffed at the end, but I can't say you can't find better quality/price comparisons somewhere else. It's more about getting pretty good food and supporting the students. But I am not sure that it would ever be worth $45....

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                    canadianbeaver RE: Hondapendragon Nov 6, 2008 11:49 AM


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                      Hondapendragon RE: canadianbeaver Nov 7, 2008 06:19 AM

                      Interesting idea. But not really what I had in mind.
                      I'm looking for a place with consistently good food that has a night when it offers cheaper prices.

                2. JamieK RE: Hondapendragon Nov 24, 2008 12:48 PM

                  Bodega has a prix fixe for $30pp -

                  and Batifole for $35pp -

                  744 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M1Y3, CA

                  30 Baldwin Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1L3, CA

                  1. Davedigger RE: Hondapendragon Nov 25, 2008 08:56 AM

                    Cafe du Lac has a $20 prix-fixe on Tuesdays.

                    Cafe du Lac
                    2350 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M8V, CA

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                      blinknoodle RE: Hondapendragon Nov 26, 2008 06:18 AM

                      Alize, north of Yonge and Eglinton, has a $25 prix fixe menu every day of the week (which I think is great for the weekends). Includes soup/salad, selected entrees, and a dessert (cheesecake is a $1 extra). I can't seem to find it on the website but it is on their paper menu.


                      Alize Restaurant
                      2459 Yonge St., Toronto, ON M4P 2H6, CA

                      1. Teep RE: Hondapendragon Nov 26, 2008 07:04 AM

                        I remember seeing a prix fixe menu at Romagna Mia, near St Lawrence Market, but it's not on their site. It was around $40.


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