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Apr 22, 2009 12:36 PM

Recession Deals?

Has anyone started a thread about deals to be had at any of the fine dining restaurants in TO? WIth the downturn in the economy, one would think that bargains abound, but I have only come across a few:

Madeline's - Mon - Wed - $1 corkage fee
Nota Bene - no corkage fee after 9 pm

Please share your bargain finds! It's the least we can do to help the economy!

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  1. Um, deals abound in the city:

    There are prix fixes almost everywhere; Zucca, Sidecar, Le Paradis, Tati, Crush Wine Bar etc, etc... usually with certain day of the week stipulations.

    There is $1 corkage at Crush on Mondays.

    Screw the economy, the best thing you can do is support your favourite restaurants as much as possible as I guarantee the axe will continue to fall...


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    1. re: Splendid Wine Snob

      Totally agree with SWS and wish I could support my favourite restaurants more but unfortunately members of my household have felt the crunch and so we have had to cut back on dining out, although we still indulge in local take-outs like Sultan of Samosas and Olde Yorke, as well as ordering in from Bona occasionally.

      1. re: JamieK

        Yes, I too had to cut back, no special Sushi Kaji birthday for me this year :(

        1. re: JamieK

          Of course I think we are all feeling the crunch JamieK. I just want to support the people that do the important work of restoring my sanity and happiness after an exhausting day's work! What would life be without them? Sad, and certainly boring!


      2. A friend went to Bread Bar and said that they had a prix fix menu whose cost per night was based on how the Dow or TSX closed. I am not sure exactly how it works or if it is still on but she said it was amazing (we both love the food there) and it was so much for so little money.

        1. Canoe is doing lunch specials. Check there web-site.

          1. I think the important thing is to keep supporting your well-loved local restaurants. Isn't it worth it to have a lovely meal out once per week, and brown-bag it the rest, than to grab cheap and crappy food court offerings more often?

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              1. I noticed yesterday that Colborne Lane has a Bailout Lunch offer at $29...

                I think I'll try it out on Monday.

                I didn't even know that they were open for lunch!!!