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January and February Prix Fixe alternatives to Winterlicious?

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phoenikia Jan 9, 2009 07:29 AM

I understand Thuet (Bite Me) has been offering a $48 recession menu (since the fall), and Scaramouche is running a Lobsterlicious with a 3 course set menu at $52 over the next few weeks. Some other restaurants like Zucca (Sun- Tue, appetizer, pasta and dessert prix fixe for $25) and Starfish (early bird special of 3 courses for $35) have yearround prix fixe options, depending on the night or time.

What other good restaurants are offering special menus or deals right now?

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Starfish
100 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON M5C1K9, CA

Scaramouche
1 Benvenuto Place, Toronto, ON M4V 2L1, CA

Zucca
2150 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4S 2A8, CA

Conviction
609 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V, CA

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    Snarf Feb 4, 2009 08:54 AM

    Spice Room is doing what they call 'spicealicious', with a $19 lunch and a $35 dinner. The dinner menu looks fairly similar to last year's, which was delicious.

    1. AzulH Feb 3, 2009 06:08 PM

      We tried Sidecar, (South side of College just East of Clinton.), with their $22 prix fix (Sun.-Wed.)
      Caeser salad, Bisque, Salmon, Steak frites, chocolate desert. All very good indeed. As the waiter said "we try to do simple things really well".
      To have a quality, three course, meal for two and walk out with a bill under $60 including tip. we were really happy.
      Our only caution is that the tables are rather too close together.

      1. Muffin__Top Jan 29, 2009 12:17 PM

        I think www.tasteto.com is doing a special on prix fixe menus.. they just did Linda, Southern Accent, Tutti Matti...

        1. AzulH Jan 28, 2009 10:16 AM

          Try Tati @ $25: Review:- http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/591402

          1. pinstripeprincess Jan 21, 2009 06:34 AM

            i haven't been there in over a year so perhaps my memory is failing me, but what is involved with the starfish early bird special? i can't seem to find anything on their website about it.

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              phoenikia Jan 21, 2009 06:54 AM

              When I visited Starfish last spring, they had a 3 course prix fixe for $35, as long as you were dining between something like 5 pm and 6: 30 pm (can't remember the exact time frame, but they open at 4 pm on Sundays, 5 pm the rest of the week).

              I don't remember seeing the special on the website even last year. It was a pleasant surprise when we showed up for an early Sunday evening dinner. IIRC, there was a choice of approximately 5 appetizers, 5 mains, and their house desserts. Not sure if the offer ran all week, or just Sun, Mon, Tue, like Zucca.

              The Tunisian sea bream, mussels and grilled sardines were options on the prix fixe, the night I was there.

              1. re: phoenikia
                pinstripeprincess Jan 21, 2009 07:45 AM

                thanks! that certainly warrants a call to get more details. i noticed on his blog that he was getting in some lovely scallops last week.... will need to know what the status on those are too.

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              wheel of fortune Jan 10, 2009 05:37 PM

              Maroco on Yorkville. A beautiful surprise.

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                zengirl18 Jan 20, 2009 06:37 PM

                What did you have at Maroco?

                Why surprised?

                Another great prix fixe is at the South Side.

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                tjr Jan 9, 2009 03:44 PM

                Does anyone know what dishes are on Scaramouche's lobsterlicious menu?

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                  phoenikia Jan 9, 2009 04:00 PM

                  Here is a link to Scaramouche's Lobsterlicious menu: http://www.scaramoucherestaurant.com/...

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                    tjr Jan 9, 2009 05:10 PM

                    Thanks! When I checked out their menu a few days ago it had an "Ask server about Lobsterlicious," but I didn't notice the menu itself!

                    Looks good! I think I'll go!

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                    furhead Jan 20, 2009 01:41 PM

                    There was an article about this in the Post on Saturday: http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_pa...

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                      Splendid Wine Snob Jan 20, 2009 01:50 PM

                      Very excited-have a reso with friends next week...will report back

                      SWS

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                        childofthestorm Jan 20, 2009 06:27 PM

                        Given a choice between a $45 'licious menu and a $52 Scaramouche lobster menu....I'll think I'll pony up the extra 7 bucks!

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                          phoenikia Jan 28, 2009 08:43 AM

                          SWS, how was Lobsterlicious?

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                            Splendid Wine Snob Jan 28, 2009 02:27 PM

                            Phoenikia,

                            It was great-I posted my review here:

                            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/589562

                            SWS

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                              phoenikia Jan 28, 2009 02:45 PM

                              Thanks SWS;)

                    2. JamieK Jan 9, 2009 10:29 AM

                      Batifole - $35 - 3 course
                      http://www.batifole.ca/portail/pages.php?pg=2

                      Bodega - $30 - 3 course
                      http://www.batifole.ca/portail/pages.php?pg=2

                      JK Gardiner - $60 - 3 course (Friday nights only
                      )http://www.jamiekennedy.ca/v4/restaurants.html

                      Sidecar - $22 - 3 course (Sun to Wed
                      )http://www.sidecarrestaurant.ca/prix_fix.html

                      La Palette - $30 - 3 course
                      http://www.lapalette.ca/dinner%20menu.html

                      Le Select - $36 - 3 course
                      http://www.leselect.com/menus/dinner.pdf

                      Tutti Matti - lunch $15
                      http://www.tuttimatti.com/Menu_page.htm

                      Mambo Lounge - $30 - 3 course
                      http://www.mambolounge.ca/blueplate.php?id=4356&menu_id=1070

                      Provence - $20 lunch or brunch, $37 dinner - 3-course
                      http://provencerestaurant.com/pages/menu.html#

                      Fieramosca - $60 3 course
                      http://www.fieramoscatoronto.com

                      Midi Bistro - $28 - 2 course; $32 3 course
                      http://www.midibistro.com/menu_dinner...

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                      Batifole
                      744 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M1Y3, CA

                      Mambo
                      120 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1N1, CA

                      La Palette
                      256 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2L9, CA

                      Tutti Matti
                      364 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V1R7, CA

                      Crush
                      455 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V1K4, CA

                      Jamie Kennedy Gardiner
                      111 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

                      Le Select
                      432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V1E3, CA

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

                      Fieramosca
                      36A Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON M5R1A9, CA

                      Provence
                      12 Amelia St, Toronto, ON M4X1E1, CA

                      Sidecar
                      577 College St., Toronto, ON M6G 1B2, CA

                      Midi Bistro
                      168 McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T1W4, CA

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                      1. re: JamieK
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                        togone Jan 9, 2009 02:55 PM

                        wow.. thanks for the list!!

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                          JamieK Jan 9, 2009 04:00 PM

                          yeah lists are great. I'm trying to master CH's new list feature because it's obvious a list like this is perfect for that. Will keep everyone posted.

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                        dragonflygrl Jan 9, 2009 07:40 AM

                        Crush Wine Bar is offering a $35, 3 course dinner menu.

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