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Brunch at Provence Delices in Cabbagetown

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Hi All,

I would like to host a birthday brunch at Provence delices in Cabbagetown. It looks lovely, and the menu seems nice, but I've never been. Should I bother? Any other suggestions?

Thanks

PS: I just noticed Celestin online, another French restaurant. This one seems really nice. Anyone been? Comments? Other French restaurants that serve a lovely brunch?

Thanks

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  1. Celestin has changed hands relatively recently, and, since then, posts on the Board have been somewhat negative.

    I've never eaten brunch at Provence Delices, but they are not typically rated as one of the better French restaurants around.

    I ate brunch recently at Simple Bistro, just down the street from Celestin, and I highly recommend it. Friendly, efficient service. Delicious food. The savoury dishes all included some salad and (perfect) frites on the side, which was welcome, given that some brunch places charge for everything as an extra.

    www.simplebistro.com

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    Celestin
    623 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON M4S 2M9, CA

    Simple Bistro
    619 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S2M5, CA

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    1. re: Full tummy

      Agreed. Full tummy is correct. Celestin is not what it once was unfortunately. Pascale presence is hugely missed. Simple Bistro is a much better choice. We had a lovely brunch there a few weeks ago. The frissee, lardon and poached egg salad was wonderful. The staff are just the right blend of friendly and informative without being in your face.

      On the other hand, aside from the lousy food, our waiter at Celestin was a real nob. I posted about my visit on another thread so I won't repeat the gory details other than to say each time someone in our party ordered, he kept adding his 2 cents, as in "great choice...my favourite dish....perfect wine". OMG hubby wanted to strangle him LOL.

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      Celestin
      623 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON M4S 2M9, CA

      Simple Bistro
      619 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S2M5, CA

      1. re: millygirl

        I've never been. but, people seem to like Papillion on the Park. http://www.lepapillonpark.com/ It's located on Eastern Avenue.

        1. re: Eatertainer

          Great idea!

    2. How many people are you hosting? If it's around 8, you should try to get the private room at the Gallery Grill. They're brunch, IMHO, is one of the best in the city. Definitely special occasion worthy.

      I haven't had brunch at Provence, but have had a few weekday lunches there. While it has its detractors, I have always had a very pleasant experience there: good food and decent, quirky service.

      I may sound like a broken record, but Simple is also a favourite of mine.

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      Gallery Grill
      7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

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      1. re: sloweater

        Thanks, All!

        1. re: sloweater

          I second the Gallery Grill. Great stuff...

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          Gallery Grill
          7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S, CA