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Dec 22, 2008 08:03 AM

Cozy, warm restaurant for Christmas Eve or general Winter dining

We're trying to think of a cozy spot for dinner in our cold winter. Think dark-ish room with maybe candle-lit corners. No draughts from the open door. Delicious, rib-sticking dishes to make you feel a little drowsy and happy with the world at large. Pricing less important, though would love it to be in the $20-$30 mains range or less.

Where do I need to go?

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  1. I think you could consider The Corner House Restaurant on Davenport's very cozy and the service and food are's in an old converted house, parking on the street...need a reservation for sure on Christmas Eve. Don't remember the 'price point' offhand but not wildly costly in my opinion.

    Corner House
    501 Davenport Avenue, Toronto, ON M3R 4R6, CA

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    1. re: pearlD

      I have been to the Corner House in the distant past and you're right....that would fit the bill.

    2. Finally made it to Weezie's last night and immediately thought of your post...

      Though we were seated by the window and there was a teeny bit of a draft, the heat was cranked, and I was utterly toasty warm and cozy, while the snow fell outside. Even the basement bathroom was warm and cozy...

      Really enjoyed the food too (perhaps I should have mentioned that first?). Apps (salt cod cakes, and frisee salad with deep fried poached egg and lardons) were good but a bit on the not-so-exciting side. Mains really stood out -- possibly the best burger I've ever had (so moist and flavourful) and scallops (perfectly seared, and accompanied by cherry tomatoes and some lovely, creamy scalloped-ish potatoes). Shared the pecan pie for dessert and it too was excellent -- heavy on the pecans, not-so heavy on the sugary filling, resulting in a lovely, not-too-sweet pie.

      And the price is definitely right. Only two of the mains on the menu were over $20.

      Also, service was excellent.

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