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Good food on Father's Day?

Atro Jun 12, 2009 03:11 PM

I've been scouring the town trying to find a restaurant that my father will eat at that is open up on Sunday and I'm not having much luck.

To give you an idea of the sort of places that I've been looking at I called Splendido, Nota Bene (Both times I was practically laughed off the line.), The Harbord Room (Which no longer does reservations on Sunday / Monday), Hashimoto (Already booked.), Carmans is closed for the summer. I looked up Mitsura and George and they are both closed too. Truffles isn't an option since my father hates it there. He hates mortons, scaramouche, centro also.

I'm really at a loss here I may reserve at Lai Toh Heen but the last time we ate there I wasn't that impressed so I'm really hesitant to do so.

Any suggestions for a decent location that will be open on fathers day?

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    jastor Jun 14, 2009 08:11 AM

    You mention a place "that my father will eat at". Are you suggesting he's a picky eater? If so, be careful at Le Select. I love the place, I've been going off an on for years, but beware they have a lot of traditional European food that many Torontonians find weird, such as Steak Tartare, pork hocks, beef cheeks, etc. As I said, wonderful place, great service and usually very good food. If you want a buffet that will please everybody but costs a bundle, try the King Eddy.

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    1. re: jastor
      miranda Jun 14, 2009 08:47 AM

      Brassai on King West has great food in a great space....Miranda

    2. aser Jun 12, 2009 07:08 PM

      are you going for lunch or dinner?

      maybe dim sum at lai wah heen instead of lai toh heen?

      1. JamieK Jun 12, 2009 05:31 PM

        Just thought of another one - Opus.

        37 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON M5R1B2, CA

        1. Squeakycheese Jun 12, 2009 05:14 PM

          What is always fun is the brunch at the King Edward Hotel, though I would guess it is booked up already,

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          1. re: Squeakycheese
            Atro Jun 12, 2009 05:20 PM

            I'd certainly look for brunch but I'm afraid I've already got obligations on that front with the grandfather on my mothers side so dinner is my only option.

            1. re: Atro
              Squeakycheese Jun 12, 2009 07:18 PM

              What kind of grub does your father like?

          2. JamieK Jun 12, 2009 04:18 PM

            Le Select is open for dinner on Sundays.

            So is Cava

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

            1560 Yonge St., Toronto, ON M4T 2S9, CA

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            1. re: JamieK
              Atro Jun 12, 2009 05:20 PM

              Thanks I'll do some research into those two places.

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