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goldendelicious Aug 9, 2009 06:22 PM

or should i say, "to-eat" list?

My top 3:
School Bakery & Cafe
Nota Bene (!!!)

What about you? Any places you've been planning on going to but just haven't gotten around to it?

  1. t
    todc1996 Aug 9, 2009 06:33 PM

    i love this post!
    my list is long but here are a few:
    foxley (i've been & left 3+ times -too long of a wait)
    sushi kaji
    zen sushi

    1. p
      Pincus Aug 10, 2009 05:48 AM

      Yang's (for the dim sum first, then after we shall see)

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      1. re: Pincus
        Pincus Feb 22, 2010 12:06 PM

        Following up!

        Yang's for dim sum -- made it, loved it. Will return any time.

        Mistura -- nice meal, wasn't particularly blown away but would go back because of service/ambience and those cheese sticks in the bread basket. Everything was competently made but nothing gave me a wow. Most memorable was the octopus appetizer.

        Still have to go to Agostino's. A nice reminder for spring.

        1. re: Pincus
          banjoman2375 Mar 4, 2010 06:49 AM

          I've been to Mistura twice now and I was blown away both times. I had beef carpaccio with shaved black truffles both time. The first time I had gnocci with braised veal cheek ragu, and the second time I had veal ravioli with fresh peas and white truffle. I had a molton chocolate cake with caramelized banana both times too. It was off the hook!

          1. re: banjoman2375
            Pincus Mar 5, 2010 03:10 PM

            Oh, I will be returning to Mistura again. Will try your suggestions next time.

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          Yum2MyTum Aug 10, 2009 06:13 AM

          Great posting idea!
          Pizzeria Libretto
          Black Hoof
          Mildred's Temple Kitchen for brunch
          And Union (which seems to have gotten positive reviews all round)

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          1. re: Yum2MyTum
            emilychoi18 Aug 10, 2009 06:59 AM

            I second Black Hoof - so many reviews, and it appears to be a different dining experience than other restos in the GTA.

            Also on my list:
            -Gilead Cafe (Run by Jamie Kennedy in Riverdale)
            -Any of the restaurants along Harbord St

            1. re: emilychoi18
              Yum2MyTum Aug 10, 2009 08:40 AM

              Ah yes. Harbord St! I've read so many good things on the Harbord Room and also Loire and Tati. If people who have tried all three had to rank these, what would the ranking be? Thanks!

              1. re: Yum2MyTum
                drjolt Aug 12, 2009 09:37 AM

                Loire is on my "to-do" list, but I would definitely rank Harbord Room above Tati. I've never been particularly impressed with Tati, although it's certainly nice enough.

                1. re: drjolt
                  Yum2MyTum Aug 12, 2009 10:22 AM

                  Thanks drjolt! I will definitely try out Harbord Room first.

            2. re: Yum2MyTum
              Yum2MyTum Feb 22, 2010 11:28 AM

              Made it to (and posted about) Pizzeria Libretto (disappointed), Hoof Cafe (... um... also disappointed... but less so than Libretto.), MTK but not for brunch - for dinner (disappointed... oh dear), and Union (not disappointed!!! Expectations were more in check here, I think).

            3. grandgourmand Aug 10, 2009 06:40 AM

              Sushi Kaji
              One of the Chinese places mentioned by you know who
              Ceili Cottage

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              1. re: grandgourmand
                graydyn Aug 10, 2009 08:25 AM

                I love this thread.
                I'd really like to see 'you know who's' list! Assuming there is a place he hasn't been yet.

                my top 3:
                Stone Road Grille
                Black Hoof
                Yang's (hoping to cross this off my list today!)

                1. re: graydyn
                  vidkid Aug 12, 2009 04:00 PM

                  Charles Yu, where are you? What's on your list?

              2. t
                tuttebene Aug 10, 2009 07:01 AM

                Great post! And if we're not limited to just T.O., here's my short list:

                Black Hoof
                Sushi Kaji
                Stone Road Grille

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                1. re: tuttebene
                  pearlD Aug 10, 2009 07:48 AM

                  My list goes as follows.....
                  Nota Bene
                  Pangaea...so close to us and yet have never been
                  Auberge du Pommiers...haven't been since the renovation

                  1. re: pearlD
                    pinkskittles Aug 12, 2009 06:41 PM

                    i like pangaea a lot actually... it was very good. pricey but good! do dessert. the chocolate thing with ice cream on it is pretty yummy.

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                  JaclynS Aug 10, 2009 08:33 AM

                  I highly recommend School - had a fantastic lunch on the patio there - but is it open for dinner yet?

                  On my list of "to eat" are:

                  Black Hoof
                  Harbord Room
                  Splendido - but I just did I tasting menu and my waistline tells me to hold off!

                  1. g
                    gastronom Aug 10, 2009 08:34 AM

                    Awesome post..

                    O'mei (or some other high end place uptown)
                    Lai wah heen
                    Ribs place on st claire
                    George (again, went when it first opened but it's a vague memory now)

                    1. j
                      joellita Aug 10, 2009 12:10 PM

                      great post!

                      On my to do list:

                      Lai Wah Heen
                      Sushi Kaji
                      Mildreds Temple Kitchen

                      1. aser Aug 10, 2009 12:16 PM

                        harbord room (I never plan early enough to snag a res, only been for late night drinks)
                        93 harbord

                        1. TorontoJo Aug 10, 2009 12:17 PM

                          Still haven't made it to Weezie's, damn it.

                          - Sukhothai
                          - Cafe Polonez for the goulash in potato pancake
                          - Mildred's Temple Kitchen
                          - School for brunch
                          - DT Bistro for dinner (have only had brunch there)

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                          1. re: TorontoJo
                            TorontoJo Feb 22, 2010 04:26 PM

                            Hmm, my record is bad -- I've only been to Sukhothai (a few times!) since I posted this. However, Mildred's Temple Kitchen and School have both dropped off my list, so I really only need to get to Cafe Polonez, and soon. DT Bistro is still one of my favourite brunch spots, mostly for the laid back, leisurely atmosphere.

                            1. re: TorontoJo
                              jennjen18 Mar 14, 2010 09:25 PM

                              Lots of people say Sukhothai! What's up with that?

                              1. re: jennjen18
                                TorontoJo Mar 15, 2010 05:27 AM

                                Because the owner/chef, Nuit, makes amazing food. It's a tiny, unassuming restaurant on a bizarre strip of Parliament, but she makes Thai food with wonderfully complex, layered flavours. Mind you, much of what I've had from her is "off menu" (by calling in advance), but her green curry with young coconut is the best curry I've ever had. I would imagine that the regular green curry is similar good. The khao soi (on the menu) is addictive and comforting. I understand that service can be spotty and waits can be long, and the cooking is not as good if she is not in the kitchen. So I guess I'd have to call it a hit or miss kind of place, but when it's on, it's the best Thai food in the city.

                          2. ms. clicquot Aug 10, 2009 12:29 PM

                            I haven't eaten out very much in the past year so I have quite a few! My top picks to try:

                            Pizza Libretto
                            Stone Road Grille
                            Ceili Cottage
                            Harbord Room

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                            1. re: ms. clicquot
                              ms. clicquot Feb 22, 2010 11:47 AM

                              Just following up, as others have been doing...

                              Made it to Stone Road Grille late last summer and had an excellent meal and service. It's definitely a place I'd recommend for people visiting the Niagara region. If it weren't for these boards, I would never have known about this hidden gem (that I've driven by countless times!)

                              Made it to Union for dinner a few months ago and it was very good, although I can't even remember what we ate! I seem to recall the potatoes were quite good and the service was friendly.

                              I've been to Ceili Cottage a few times since it opened and it's a nice neighbourhood pub. The food is simple but they have good oysters and the mac 'n' cheese is pretty tasty. I also like their house made potato chips. Great atmosphere for a pint on a chilly night. We've always had good service, despite some complaints people had in their early days.

                              I guess I'll have to get out more - there are a lot of places still to try! (not to mention some newer places that weren't even on this list like Hoof Cafe, Negroni and Buca).

                              1. re: ms. clicquot
                                ms. clicquot Mar 23, 2010 09:33 AM

                                Another update: I finally made it to Weezie's a couple of weeks ago. What on earth took me so long?!! It was fantastic - really good food, cozy space and the chef came out and chatted briefly with everyone which was a nice touch. I had a salad and the burger - simple but well executed. It was the best burger I've had in Toronto in a long time. I will definitely be back.

                                354 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A1K9, CA

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                                fickle Aug 10, 2009 12:50 PM

                                Black Hoof
                                Celli Cottage
                                Colbourne Lane
                                Gallery Grill
                                Samosa King
                                Buster Rhino

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                                1. re: fickle
                                  swissmissy Aug 10, 2009 01:17 PM

                                  Pizza Libretto
                                  Harbord Room

                                  1. re: fickle
                                    mmmmm..... Aug 10, 2009 01:20 PM


                                    1. re: mmmmm.....
                                      jamesm Aug 10, 2009 01:38 PM

                                      Colborne Lane because we receieved a gift certificate.

                                    2. re: fickle
                                      fickle Feb 22, 2010 11:22 AM

                                      Progress report time! It's been 6 months since we made our "to-do" lists. How is everyone else doing? Sadly I have only made it to 3 (hoof, celli & buster) of my 7 (still need to check out weezies, colbourne lane, gallery grill & samosa king). Guess I better get cracking!

                                    3. Rabbit Aug 10, 2009 01:42 PM

                                      - Splendido
                                      - still haven't made it to the Harbord Room
                                      - new Caplansky's please open soon!!

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                                        bytepusher Aug 10, 2009 01:46 PM

                                        At this point for me the only one I have on my must do list is
                                        Black Hoof

                                        Those that want to do Sushi Kaji, you're in for a treat
                                        Those that want to do School, you're in for a big letdown

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                                        1. re: bytepusher
                                          jamesm Aug 10, 2009 01:58 PM

                                          School's brunch isn't terrible but I've experienced a few service issues and wouldn't go out of my way to eat there.

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                                          dubchild Aug 11, 2009 06:59 AM

                                          my to do list:
                                          -Hashimoto, Union, and Sukhothai.

                                          1. Googs Aug 11, 2009 07:07 AM

                                            Black Hoof
                                            Sidecar, but that's mainly for the cocktails.

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                                            1. re: Googs
                                              Wahooty Aug 11, 2009 08:27 AM

                                              These are both on my list, as are:

                                              Lai Wah Heen (going to check it off in just a couple of weeks!)
                                              Cafe Michi and Maple Yip (both unforgivably close to my house for me never to have been)
                                              Cafe Polonez

                                              1. re: Wahooty
                                                Googs Aug 11, 2009 07:16 PM

                                                Skip Michi and proceed directly to Zen. Especially if you live in the middle of the coordinates you just provided. Having a special night out place 10 minutes from home? Priceless.

                                                1. re: Googs
                                                  Wahooty Aug 11, 2009 07:57 PM

                                                  Michi is walking distance for me - Zen is not, and while not far, requires at least two buses from my house making it a bit more than 10 minutes, even on a good day. Oh, to live the carefree life of an automobile owner again!

                                                  It is, however, a reasonably easy bike ride, so I will try to check it off before the weather turns cold. But only to make you happy, Googs - it will be a thoroughly selfless act. ;)

                                                  1. re: Wahooty
                                                    tjr Aug 11, 2009 10:28 PM

                                                    Do it for yourself -- Zen is far better than Michi (though Michi is certainly a great place if it's within walking distance), and the second best sushi restaurant in Toronto (after Kaji)!

                                                    1. re: tjr
                                                      Googs Aug 12, 2009 06:59 AM

                                                      tjr, I see you're not familiar with Wahooty's dry wit.

                                                      Laugh and a half girl. I ddn't realize it was a bus thang for you. Here I was thinking you'd be all pleased with the free parking lot out front. Though in that hood it's something you come to expect. Assuming you work downtown, you could always catch the Eglinton bus out of Kennedy Station after work. At least the trip would start easier.

                                                      1. re: Googs
                                                        Wahooty Aug 12, 2009 08:44 AM

                                                        Yes, a stop a wee bit out of my way home from work is precisely what has been on my "to-do" list. Being TTC-bound does tend to force you to be a bit more creative in your approach to chowing, but it's also part of the fun.

                                                        That being said, my chowing gets much more adventurous when I have good biking weather, and I hadn't even put Zen on my cycling radar yet. So thank you for helping me think outside the bus.

                                                        And tjr, thanks for your opinion on Michi. If it gets your "great place if it's within walking distance," that's all I need to give it a shot. I know the two places aren't the same league, but I still think it's criminal to have a perfectly good sushi place in my neighborhood that I've never been to.

                                                        1. re: Wahooty
                                                          tjr Aug 12, 2009 01:18 PM

                                                          Michi has pretty good uni. They use the 1:4 wasabi, so the texture is a bit better than the places just using the powdered stuff. The fish, in general, is good, the shari can be hit or miss. Having it a short walk away is definitely a good thing!

                                                2. re: Wahooty
                                                  Wahooty Feb 22, 2010 03:51 PM

                                                  Hmmm...not sure how I feel about fickle and others holding me accountable, but here goes:

                                                  I've done Lai Wah Heen, Maple Yip, and Cafe Michi.

                                                  I guess the rest are still on the list, but may remain there for quite some time since my dining out has dropped off markedly lately. But I've spent so much time at Negroni over the last few months that not having been to Sidecar seems downright unforgivable...

                                              2. cynalan Aug 11, 2009 07:22 PM

                                                Great post. So many to choose from. Been to most of the high end restaurants in Toronto but here's a list of a few left to try...

                                                Splendido (new owners)

                                                On my all time to do list are... WD50 (next week in New York baby... yee ha) and Alinea in Chicago.

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                                                1. re: cynalan
                                                  skylineR33 Aug 11, 2009 08:24 PM

                                                  Sidecar is high end ?! Is there a WD40 in Toronto or do you mean WD50 in NYC ?

                                                  Sukhothai is my to-do list.

                                                2. sugarcube Aug 11, 2009 07:26 PM

                                                  oooh! My list would go on forever, soo

                                                  Toronto Area:
                                                  - Black Hoof
                                                  - Union
                                                  - Colborne Lane

                                                  York Region-
                                                  - Ambassador
                                                  - OMei

                                                  Out of Town:
                                                  - Stone Road Grille
                                                  - Bijou

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                                                    tjr Aug 11, 2009 10:29 PM

                                                    I think Union. I have a few "to-do" blowout dinners at places I will miss though...

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                                                    1. re: tjr
                                                      pancake Aug 12, 2009 12:08 AM

                                                      - Schools was nothing to go out of the way for. Great patio, but the food was mediocre at best.

                                                      - Side car was also a miss in my eyes :( Food was great, cocktails were decent if you order them off the menu. Try your hand at an off the list cocktail and its a miss. Plus the snob factor was a big turn off! Apparently its a big no-no asking for sangria threre.

                                                      - Libretto is on my list, but I recently sent a friend there and the review was discouraging.

                                                      1. re: pancake
                                                        pescatarian Feb 26, 2010 11:36 AM

                                                        Interesting about Sidecar. I loved it. Food was great. Service was impeccable. My BF ordered a spicy ceasar off menu and it was great. I didn't detect any snob factor. Can't wait to go back.

                                                        1. re: pescatarian
                                                          jamesm Mar 4, 2010 09:53 AM

                                                          Agreed, never experienced any snob factor at Sidecar. Quite the opposite actually.

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                                                      auberginegal Aug 12, 2009 09:08 AM

                                                      having recently finally tried pizzeria libretto and black hoof, my list is:

                                                      swirl (not expecting a lot, but the concept sounds neat)
                                                      gallery grill

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                                                      1. re: auberginegal
                                                        acd123 Aug 12, 2009 10:32 AM

                                                        Nothing special about Poutini at all except for the squeak.

                                                      2. haggisdragon Aug 12, 2009 09:28 AM

                                                        Eigensinn Farm
                                                        Sushi Kaji
                                                        Via Allegro
                                                        Maple Yip

                                                        1. d
                                                          drjolt Aug 12, 2009 09:44 AM

                                                          Nota Bene
                                                          Gallery Grill
                                                          Swirl (just made plans for next week, so will be able to cross that off shortly)

                                                          1. l
                                                            LemonLauren Aug 12, 2009 11:49 AM

                                                            Libretto (my husband loves pizza)
                                                            nota bene
                                                            mildred's temple kitchen

                                                            1. b
                                                              bogiegolfer Aug 12, 2009 03:34 PM

                                                              all you experts out there,
                                                              and not one has mention a great
                                                              place like "vertical" !!!!!???
                                                              7 numbers
                                                              but then again
                                                              who's to say what's is really good.
                                                              i guess we'll all have to get out and eat a
                                                              little more.

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                                                              1. re: bogiegolfer
                                                                TorontoJo Aug 12, 2009 04:08 PM

                                                                This thread is about restaurants we haven't tried and really, really want to. I think Vertical's absence is simply a matter of people either having already tried it or just not being that interested in it.

                                                                1. re: TorontoJo
                                                                  ace123 Aug 12, 2009 05:53 PM

                                                                  Black hoof

                                                              2. MeXx Aug 12, 2009 09:24 PM

                                                                Whenever I get a chance to stop into town:

                                                                Black Hoof
                                                                Nota Bene
                                                                Some random Chinese restaurant I haven't tried yet that's sprung up since I last visited

                                                                Alas, next week when I'm in town for a wedding, I probably won't have time to try any restaurants on that list with the tight schedule I'm running.

                                                                1. janel Aug 13, 2009 07:29 AM

                                                                  I'm always thinking about where I want to eat next...

                                                                  Rebozos (heard it's good, authentic and cheap Mexican)

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                                                                  1. re: janel
                                                                    auberginegal Aug 14, 2009 05:14 AM

                                                                    oh, I forgot about Rebozos, that would go on my list as well

                                                                  2. j
                                                                    Jelly Belly Aug 13, 2009 03:08 PM

                                                                    Awesome post.
                                                                    My try- before-you die-list is:
                                                                    Note Bene

                                                                    1. Chester Eleganté Aug 21, 2009 01:08 PM

                                                                      hmm..current whims:

                                                                      sukhothai (friends have been raving about it as well, and go as often as they can)
                                                                      mexicanada (way up in bradford)
                                                                      southern rub (wait, isn't this the holy trinity of "things to avoid in toronto"?)
                                                                      splendido 2.0
                                                                      gallery grill

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                                                                      1. re: Chester Eleganté
                                                                        millygirl Aug 21, 2009 05:50 PM

                                                                        okay here you go....
                                                                        Colborne Lane
                                                                        Splendido v2
                                                                        Kaiseki Sakura

                                                                      2. t
                                                                        tjr Aug 21, 2009 06:01 PM

                                                                        Going to try Buster Rhino's.

                                                                        1. shekamoo Feb 22, 2010 03:30 PM

                                                                          I am intrigued to death by the idea of a $300 dinner at Hashimoto's new location. But I will not go down that path before reading some reviews somewhere(by someone other than Chatto!). so please people, go ahead and place it on your immediate list. Hey, you get to come back and boast about having had the city's most expensive dinner....that is a huge bonus and almost singlehandedly compensates the monetary damage, as is obvious to anyone who knows anything about food :)

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                                                                          1. re: shekamoo
                                                                            JamieK Feb 22, 2010 04:03 PM

                                                                            There was a review in this past Saturday's Globe & Mail -

                                                                            Hashimoto is heavenly, but bliss comes at a price

                                                                            1. re: JamieK
                                                                              shekamoo Feb 22, 2010 04:14 PM

                                                                              'Peckish' after a $700 dinner, sigh. It could still be worth it nevertheless. it remains number 1 on my list, but I need more input

                                                                              1. re: shekamoo
                                                                                Googs Feb 26, 2010 11:30 AM

                                                                                Hashimoto is my birthday dinner wish this year. Definitely knocking that puppy off now that it's somewhat nearer.

                                                                                1. re: Googs
                                                                                  shekamoo Feb 26, 2010 03:50 PM

                                                                                  awaiting your review. hope it would be a rave

                                                                              2. re: JamieK
                                                                                Full tummy Feb 27, 2010 06:14 PM

                                                                                I noticed that their website clearly states "any picture taking device is not permitted in the restaurant". Interesting. I wonder if that means cell phones must be left in the car....


                                                                                1. re: Full tummy
                                                                                  skylineR33 Feb 27, 2010 07:58 PM

                                                                                  Cell phone is allowed as long as you only use it to make calls. Actually Hashimoto will send all the pictures of the food you have in the dinner to your email address and the chef will come out in person to chat and take pictures with you too. Very nice service there.

                                                                                  1. re: skylineR33
                                                                                    shekamoo Feb 28, 2010 04:57 AM

                                                                                    their website says that they no longer send the picture Emails 'due to complications'

                                                                                    1. re: shekamoo
                                                                                      skylineR33 Feb 28, 2010 06:43 AM

                                                                                      Complication ?! They only do one or 2 tables a night. $300 for a meal describe in Joanne Kates's article, I'll pass for sure.

                                                                                      1. re: skylineR33
                                                                                        shekamoo Mar 1, 2010 08:16 AM

                                                                                        I agree that the notion of encountering complications for sending an email with photo attachments seems a bit odd.
                                                                                        I have (not yet entirely) convinced myself that it has the potential to be a transcendental experience. but at that price tag, and with those reviews, I will have to wait and see.
                                                                                        but then I will be in Tokyo for some time during the summer of 2011, so maybe I should wait for that. loooong as that wait will be.

                                                                                        1. re: shekamoo
                                                                                          Googs Mar 4, 2010 04:17 AM

                                                                                          I prefer no pictures. I've always found that obnoxious.

                                                                                          1. re: Googs
                                                                                            millygirl Mar 4, 2010 05:54 AM


                                                                                            1. re: millygirl
                                                                                              HarryLloyd Mar 4, 2010 10:56 AM

                                                                                              our "fan favourite" poster is a prolific picture taker. i like it better than having to read all the words.



                                                                                            2. re: Googs
                                                                                              haggisdragon Mar 4, 2010 11:20 AM

                                                                                              Agreed, a sure sign of lack of character ; )

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                                                                                piccola Feb 22, 2010 05:10 PM

                                                                                Mine are a mix of high-end (to my wallet, anyway - haven't been able to justify the expense) and affordable (haven't had time to stop by):

                                                                                One Love

                                                                                To all those who listed Kaiseki Sakura: GO. It's absolutely fabulous.

                                                                                1. jennjen18 Feb 26, 2010 11:58 AM

                                                                                  Eigensinn Farm
                                                                                  Guu (of course, in Toronto... been the Vancity one already)
                                                                                  Omei (for lobster)
                                                                                  Aji Sai on Queen (for AYCE... everyone's been telling me to do it)

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                                                                                    jennjen18 Feb 26, 2010 12:07 PM

                                                                                    If I may add to that:
                                                                                    Pizza Liberetto
                                                                                    Resteron Malaysia (the one in RH??)
                                                                                    Stonegrill on Winchester

                                                                                    1. re: jennjen18
                                                                                      Googs Feb 26, 2010 12:13 PM

                                                                                      You DON'T want to go to Stonegrill. Trust me on that.

                                                                                      1. re: Googs
                                                                                        jennjen18 Feb 27, 2010 05:33 PM

                                                                                        Haha, but it's such a gimmicky place!! :P Just like Copacabana! :D How was your experience with them then?

                                                                                        1. re: jennjen18
                                                                                          Googs Feb 28, 2010 05:29 AM

                                                                                          Even in my efforts to support my neighbourhood I won't eat there. They take insipidity to new heights reimagining dishes leaving no flavour behind. If you're on Winchester just keep going one more door east and try Samovar.

                                                                                          Samovar Room
                                                                                          51-A Winchester St, Toronto, ON M4X 1A8, CA

                                                                                          1. re: jennjen18
                                                                                            Googs Feb 28, 2010 05:30 AM

                                                                                            Samovar link..

                                                                                            Samovar Room
                                                                                            51-A Winchester St, Toronto, ON M4X 1A8, CA

                                                                                      2. re: jennjen18
                                                                                        jennjen18 Feb 27, 2010 05:35 PM

                                                                                        OH, and Dow's Noodles & Hot Pot Restaurant for hot pot (hwy 7 and Leslie).. everytime I go there's a massive line up!

                                                                                        1. re: jennjen18
                                                                                          jennjen18 Mar 9, 2010 04:35 PM

                                                                                          And Rua Vang (Golden Turtle) for pho..

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                                                                                          neighborguy Feb 27, 2010 09:18 AM

                                                                                          Ditto on what a great post/query this is!!!

                                                                                          My three:
                                                                                          Table 17
                                                                                          Maple Yip

                                                                                          I'm curious about the Black Hoof as a fourth, but wonder if it's part of the charcuterie trend...

                                                                                          1. banjoman2375 Mar 4, 2010 06:59 AM

                                                                                            I would have to say:

                                                                                            North 44
                                                                                            Auberge Du Pommiers

                                                                                            and I know it's not in toronto, but I NEED to go to Au Pied Du Cochon sometime before I die... maybe go there to die of a heart attack?

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                                                                                            1. re: banjoman2375
                                                                                              bunnylicious Mar 4, 2010 01:31 PM

                                                                                              au pied de cochon is fabulous. you must try the foie gras cromesquis. if anyone knows where to find these in toronto, i would be ever so thankful...

                                                                                              1. re: banjoman2375
                                                                                                Googs Mar 6, 2010 06:01 AM

                                                                                                Save your money. Drop Ame from your list.

                                                                                                1. re: Googs
                                                                                                  skylineR33 Mar 6, 2010 06:58 AM

                                                                                                  What's wrong with Ame ?

                                                                                                  1. re: skylineR33
                                                                                                    Googs Mar 6, 2010 07:20 AM

                                                                                                    Everything except the drinks.

                                                                                                    1. re: Googs
                                                                                                      skylineR33 Mar 6, 2010 07:22 AM

                                                                                                      Thanks for your thoughtful insight.

                                                                                                      1. re: skylineR33
                                                                                                        Googs Mar 6, 2010 07:42 AM

                                                                                                        You take your Japanese food seriously. Ame is strictly for beginners. You don't strike me as the type that would sacrifice substance for style.

                                                                                                        1. re: Googs
                                                                                                          skylineR33 Mar 6, 2010 12:14 PM

                                                                                                          Ah, thanks for the thread reference.

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                                                                                                balthazar Mar 5, 2010 03:05 PM

                                                                                                Great post!

                                                                                                Colborne Lane
                                                                                                Origins (if/when it opens?)
                                                                                                Nota Bene

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                                                                                                  banackbread Mar 27, 2010 08:20 AM

                                                                                                  you know there is no more Susur, right?

                                                                                                  there's Lee and there is Madeleine. but madeleine took over the space of the old Susur.

                                                                                                  Which is on my list by the way:
                                                                                                  - Guu
                                                                                                  - Union

                                                                                                  601 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V1M5, CA

                                                                                                2. shelleypascual Mar 16, 2010 07:31 AM

                                                                                                  To-Eat List as of Today:

                                                                                                  —Via Allegro

                                                                                                  PS. Coquine Restaurant is one of Toronto's best-kept secrets.!

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                                                                                                    plasticanimal Mar 24, 2010 12:44 PM

                                                                                                    Harlem Underground

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