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Which Oliver & Bonacini restaurant to try? Suggestions, please.

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ConsumerSOS Nov 3, 2009 04:38 AM

I received a $250 gift certificate for O&B: trying to decide between Canoe, Jump and Auberge du Pommier. I've been to all three but that was years ago. Can anyone suggest my best bet for a dinner-for-two with my wife?

  1. miketoronto Nov 11, 2009 11:34 AM

    I've been to Jump and wasn't wowed at all. Had a shrimp/avocado salad app and a duck main. Good not great and not worth the $ for me. Seems to be more up the alley of corporate grazing based on location and clientele.

    Canoe would be my pick.

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      ConsumerSOS Nov 3, 2009 01:57 PM

      Thank you everyone for the advice. And for the tip about Canoe not being open to the public Saturday night. Much appreciated.

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        Mitzimouse Nov 3, 2009 03:32 PM

        Why is it closed Saturdays? Seems that would be a peak night?

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          Restaurant Dish Nov 3, 2009 03:41 PM

          Private parties, weddings, bar mitvahs etc. In one night, they can make $10,000-$30,000. Not a bad reason to close shop for the night!

      2. syoung Nov 3, 2009 11:15 AM

        Either Auberge or Canoe, kinda like 1a and 1b. Definitely skip Jump.

        1. jlunar Nov 3, 2009 08:49 AM

          Aubèrge or Canoe would be the choice I'd be making. Auberge if you're taking someone special - can be quite romantic. Canoe is more modern/trendy. Depends on your mood!

          Also, depends on location, I guess.

          I really like the crème brûlée at Aubèrge too. Glad they went back to the non-flavoured kind. (They had a "trio" for a while that I didn't enjoy)

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          Jump
          18 Wellington St. West, Toronto, ON M5L 1G4, CA

          Canoe
          54th Floor TD Bank Tower, 66 Wellington, Toronto, ON M5K 1H6, CA

          Auberge Du Pommier
          4150 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M2P 2C6, CA

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          1. re: jlunar
            grandgourmand Nov 3, 2009 11:26 AM

            FYI...auberge doesn't have an accent grave.

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              jlunar Nov 3, 2009 12:43 PM

              ah poop. apparently I've been abusing the accent grave...! thanks for the fyi :)

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            farmgirl1836 Nov 3, 2009 08:42 AM

            That's a lovely gift you received. Just want to let you know that Canoe is not open to the public on Saturday nights, if that's when you're thinking to use your gift card. I would definitely recommend Auberge or Canoe over Jump. Auberge and Canoe are "special" in my opinion. Jump isn't. Enjoy!

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              Kooper Nov 3, 2009 08:40 AM

              I have been to all three and you really can't go wrong. If I had the chance to go back I would go to Auberge. All were good but Auberge stood out for me. I am sure you will get a pile of people saying the same thing about Canoe.

              1. Restaurant Dish Nov 3, 2009 05:02 AM

                If I had $250 at OB I'd be inclined to go with either Canoe or Auberge with an obvious tilt towards Canoe. But it's like debating between two 5 star restaurants.

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