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Cozy, warm restaurant for Christmas Eve or general Winter dining

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Julie McCoy Dec 22, 2008 08:03 AM

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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    torontofoodiegirl Jan 11, 2009 08:21 AM

    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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    1. re: torontofoodiegirl
      static_nomad Dec 16, 2009 06:58 AM

      Any new recommendations for 2009?

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      pearlD Dec 22, 2008 08:23 AM

      I think you could consider The Corner House Restaurant on Davenport Road..it's very cozy and the service and food are lovely..it'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.

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

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        Julie McCoy Dec 22, 2008 09:26 AM

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

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