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What is the word on LEE Restaurant?

hippotatomus Jan 28, 2009 07:23 AM

It's kind of hard trying to search for reviews when the restaurant name is only three letters long and a last name to say the least! Has anyone been there? I haven't heard of it until now and am interested in any positive and negative reviews fellow ch'ers may have. I don't see any prices on the website as well - anyone know around how much it'll be for two people?

Thanks in advance!

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    emptee Jan 28, 2009 07:44 AM

    Susur Lee's Lee or Lee on Spadina? Not impressed with either.

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      hippotatomus Jan 28, 2009 10:19 AM

      Susur Lee's Lee! For some reason it's one of the top restaurants on Ourfaves.com.. though I'm not sure how dependable ourfaves is..... doesn't seem like there are too many votes on that site.

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        justpete Jan 28, 2009 11:50 AM

        I went their full of excitement and vigor! But was thoroughly disappointed. :\

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          pinstripeprincess Jan 28, 2009 12:01 PM

          ourfaves is more about quantity than quality. people tend to fave places that they have been to once and remotely liked. check out the write-ups or lack of them to get an understanding of how much enthusiasm they really have for a place.

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        ocean Jan 28, 2009 10:56 AM

        I have been to Lee. It was a while back but the food is amazing! Everything was delicious and i highly recommend it.

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          Chicken Teriyaki Boy Jan 28, 2009 11:58 AM

          Lee is great. It's definitely in my regular rotation. In terms of consistency and value, it's tough to beat in this city. Dinner and drinks for two usually winds up in the $100-150 range.

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          foodismyhobby Jan 28, 2009 05:40 PM

          I love the food there. Their house slaw with (if i remember correctly) 20 ingredients is delightful. And there are a number of other excellent dishes. I've had big problems with service there. Problems with too many dishes arriving at once. And problems with the short seating times. But, i'd go back for the food.

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            ksapd Jan 29, 2009 12:23 PM

            Food is good and we let the chef select our meal for us with direction that we must try the slaw...it was awesome. There was a crowd of us and we opted for five different plates to share amongst us. All were good but at the end we likely would have been better with a smaller number of dishes as it was too many different tastes and rich food. Likely would have also been a better experience with only two rather then five co-workers all sharing plates together. Did feel a bit rushed by waiter to get us out so next could be brought in.

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              fenny503 Jan 29, 2009 12:30 PM

              My wife and I were there about a month ago, and ordered 4-5 dishes, with three glasses of wine in total and were out there for about $130. I found the food to be very good and creative.

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                Chocolatemama Jan 29, 2009 12:33 PM

                I love Lee! It's one of my favourite places to go. I love that you can share many small plates...sort of like creating your own tasting menu. I personally think it is a bargain for the high quality of food you get here. I also agree that the service is rushed; next time I go back I would be sure to insist that we have no more than 2 dishes at once. And, yes, the slaw is a must try!!!

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                  Prok Jan 29, 2009 01:54 PM

                  Have eaten at Lee 3 times. The food is really quite good & inventive and fairly well priced. The service, however, is awful. Each time I went the service was worse than the time before - alas, I won't be going back. Snippy, condescending waitstaff, very rushed service. Last time I was there 6 out of 10 dishes we ordered went back because they belonged at other tables. With so many restaurants to choose from, why bother with Lee?

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                    Epicure3333 Jan 29, 2009 03:10 PM

                    When Lee first opened i was a very excited and loyal custemer. i sued to go once a month for a long while. About a year and a half ago I had 2 bad expierences, nothing tasted as it used to, and when I pointed this out the snooty manger was rude to me.
                    I decided to stop going.

                    has anyone else has a similar expeirence, shoudl i give them another shot?

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