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Aug 9, 2009 06:22 PM

Restos on your "to-do" list

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?

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

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      1. re: Pincus

        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

          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

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

        2. 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

            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

              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

                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

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

            2. re: Yum2MyTum

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

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              1. re: grandgourmand

                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

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

              2. 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

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

                  1. re: pearlD

                    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.