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Steak Frites Emergency

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Jane.T Dec 30, 2010 05:12 AM

Oh no! Our beloved Le Paradis is closed for the holiday, and we desperately need a place where we can sit at the bar and order Steak Frites and a bottle of wine.

Any ideas? I haven't been to Le Select in a while, but the latest reviews have been quite mixed.

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Le Paradis
166 Bedford Road, Toronto, ON M5R 2K9, CA

Le Select
432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V1E3, CA

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  1. skylineR33 RE: Jane.T Dec 30, 2010 05:24 AM

    I had a good Steak Frites at Simple Bistro last night. But it is at Mt Pleasant and Eglinton, hopefully not too far away for you.

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

    1. TorontoJo RE: Jane.T Dec 30, 2010 05:25 AM

      There's Steak Frites at Yonge and Lawrence or Coquine at Yonge and Manor. Coquine has a great bar to sit at, I don't know if Steak Frites has a bar.

      Weezie's has a great steak frites and a small, cozy bar.

      http://www.steakfritesbistro.com/

      http://www.coquinerestaurant.com/

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      Weezie's
      354 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A1K9, CA

      Coquine
      2075 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S2A4, CA

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        bytepusher RE: Jane.T Dec 30, 2010 05:32 AM

        Simple and Coquine are good suggestions. I'm fine with Le Select but another alternative in that zone is Jule's on Spadina.

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        Le Select
        432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V1E3, CA

        Coquine
        2075 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S2A4, CA

        1. Herb RE: Jane.T Dec 30, 2010 06:31 AM

          For $20, the steak frites prix fixe at Le Select is a bargoon.

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          Le Select
          432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V1E3, CA

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            JennaBean RE: Jane.T Dec 30, 2010 06:32 AM

            I'm a Le Select fan but that would be my first choice. Sidecar might be another option.

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            Le Select
            432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V1E3, CA

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              Jane.T RE: JennaBean Dec 30, 2010 12:25 PM

              These all sound good - I'm leaning towards Weezie's or Le Select. In the interest of being able to walk, rather than drive, someone suggested Le Papillon on the Park. So I'll leave it up to the birthday boy. Thanks

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              Weezie's
              354 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A1K9, CA

              Le Select
              432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V1E3, CA

              Le Papillon
              69 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E1B5, CA

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              Helen RE: Jane.T Dec 30, 2010 01:54 PM

              Steak Frites, Yonge/Lawrence is excellent IMO. Have been many times.;

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                neighborguy RE: Jane.T Dec 31, 2010 04:53 AM

                Both these places use a meatier, beefier sirloin cut:

                Table 17: plated with great shoestring frites and aoili.

                Melanies Bistro: no frites but served with perfectly executed potato and veg. My favorite steak.

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                Table 17
                782 Queen St. East, Toronto, ON M4M 1H4, CA

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                  ThreeEm RE: Jane.T Jan 3, 2011 09:14 PM

                  my steak frites at le select a couple of months ago was unforgivably underseasoned. just an anecdotal heads-up.

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