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Sep 21, 2010 04:06 AM

No menu restaurant in Leslieville?

A friend once told me about a restaurant in Leslieville or in that area where the chef just feeds you and you don't get to choose your food.

Can't remember which friend told me, so I can't remember the name of the resto. Help! Would love to take my fiance there for his birthday...

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  1. I think you are thinking of Ruby Watch, Lynn Crawfords restaurant, walk by it often but have never been, let us know if you go and what you think

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    1. re: lidiab

      Thank you lidiab! That's the one! I'll let you know in a couple of weeks. Can't wait!

      1. re: nooners

        The website does provide the menu for the week, so you can see it at least somewhat in advance, barring any changes (and decide if you want to back out from your reservation, I suppose, if it doesn't suit your tastes, hahaha):

    2. The Gals and I target a new restaurant every 4-6 weeks and we added Ruby Watcho Co., to the list. I was a bit hesitant due to the fact that I have a seafood allergy and since reservations need to be made well in advance of the requested date coupled with the menu release the week of, I didn't know what I'd do if Lynn suddenly had a seafood epiphony! Alas, I was not disappointed.

      I'll reserve comment on the whomever handles their reservations and focus on the food and drink. Thumb's up to the creative mixologist tackling the libations. Lavender and vanilla infused simple syrups, homemade n'est pas.

      The waitstaff inquired about any allergies or special diets prior to starting our dinner. Relief! Then it started to arrive. Each course was homey, hot, flavourful. And here's what I remember most about it. The scones..err, biscuits. The herb and cheese treats that arrive warm from the oven, golden, flaky, melt in your mouth. One per person was not enough. We inquired about buying a dozen. That's how good they are.

      Here's what else I remember. Don't plan on a demure, quiet, gazing in to each other's eyes kind of night. It does tend to be a bit loud but if louder is your style, go with it. Let me clarify. It's not hockey night in Canada loud but the loud of people really enjoying themselves.

      I put this resto on my "must go again" list. I just hope they don't run out of those scones.

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      1. re: Canadian Cook

        They will cater to any dietary restrictions, but it's best to let them know well in advance of any issues. They ended up significantly changing the proposed menu that had been posted based on the dietary restrictions of the diners. They might have ended up changing the menu to accommodate someone else's dietary restrictions, which may not have suited yours. Just a thought!