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Anyone know a Good whisky restaurant

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Torontodiner Apr 9, 2011 04:34 PM

Looking for a place to have a good meal that also has a decent scotch list.
I normally eat downtoen, but can go farther if i need to. I am taking out a visitor
and he is a malt whisky nut. I would prefer it not be a bar.

  1. Otonabee Apr 9, 2011 04:36 PM

    I would suggest Feathers Pub on Kingston Road. Arguably one of the largest scotch selections in town.

    http://thefeatherspub.ca/

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    1. re: Otonabee
      Cam D Apr 9, 2011 08:59 PM

      Allen's on the danforth has a very strong list. I can't say I'm a fan of Via Allegro but they have the biggest whisky in the world, I believe.

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      Via Allegro
      1750 The Queensway, Toronto, ON M9C5H5, CA

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      Tony8952 Apr 10, 2011 09:19 AM

      Consider those restaurants on this list:
      http://www.whiskymag.com/directory/lo...

      1. t
        Torontodiner Apr 16, 2011 02:01 PM

        Just a quick update. I had asked for a good restaurant with a decent scotch list and food as well. I went to Via Allegro as it had the biggest scotch list. It seems to get mixed reviews but all I can say is wow. The scotch list is simply massive, Well over 800 malts. But the food and service were truly outstanding. Either for food or scotch it is well worth visiting. Plus the stories from their Malt Whisky expert were so entertaining that he should really be on a stage somewhere.

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        Via Allegro
        1750 The Queensway, Toronto, ON M9C5H5, CA

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          svanegmond Apr 16, 2011 05:17 PM

          Via Allergro does have a very interesting scotch list. I'm glad you went and had a good time. I was going to suggest C'est What, Allen's, or the Queen and Beaver. I seem to recall that La Palette had a halfway decent scotch collection. Also: pretty well any of the financial-honcho haunts on Bay Street, too.

          .... gaah, I can't stand it. Everytime someone mentions Via Allergro I have to complain about it. The place is appalling for lunch - filled with women rolling up in their earth-destroying BMW X5's with giant sunglasses and fake everything, whose purses warrant a little bench to prevent it from touching the floor. Don't get me wrong - the food's fine, even good, and it's easy to feel like a Soprano when you're eating there. But then you walk outside, and you're in a strip mall opposite f*cking Sherway Gardens, feeling like a big dumb idiot. What a let-down.

          Give me noce any day of the week over that BS.

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          C'est What
          67 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E1B5, CA

          La Palette
          492 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V, CA

          1. re: svanegmond
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            bruceter Apr 16, 2011 07:23 PM

            Feathers. Not Rubuchon type dining, but best scotch selection around.

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          Greg Burrows May 6, 2011 01:19 PM

          The Calidonian on College St. near Ossington... check out the website and menu...

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            Benniep May 6, 2011 02:09 PM

            second the Calidonian!!!!

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