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Table 17: Anyone been?

kwass Apr 15, 2011 09:50 AM

I am going to Table 17 in Riverside on Sunday night, and was just wondering if anyone's been, and if so what you thought of it.

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

  1. foodyDudey Apr 15, 2011 10:35 AM

    Seach and you will find reviews, it was discussed about 3 month back. I think that the general consensus was: nothing to write home about.. I've been once but not rushing back.

    1. haggisdragon Apr 15, 2011 11:01 AM

      I've been a couple of times. I think its a good neighbourhood place. Small menu, well executed if not very exciting. Service has been friendly. Sunday is free corkage so make sure you bring a nice bottle with you.

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        SusanB Apr 15, 2011 03:43 PM

        I really like Table 17 - food has been great and prices are very good, especially on a Sunday with table d'hote and free corkage.

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

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          millygirl Apr 15, 2011 05:42 PM

          I was soooo hoping that the meal would impress me as much as the atmosphere and decor of the place but sadly, it did not. Our waiter was great but the meal wasn't. It was okay but like foodyDudey says, I'm not rushing back either.

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            hungryabbey Apr 15, 2011 08:29 PM

            I really did not enjoy my experience there. The service was absolutely horrible, I was embarassed for my guests... and the food was really VERY mediocre.

        2. estufarian Apr 17, 2011 09:30 AM

          This is a good, solid, neighbourhood place. Not worth a special trip, but good value if you're in the area. On Sunday and Monday they have zero charge for BYOW - but you are restricted to a smaller menu (at a low price).
          Given the dearth of places open on Sunday/Mon, I think this is a good option - but probably wouldn't make an effort on other nights.
          Service has been appropriate both times I've been.

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            neighborguy Apr 17, 2011 10:56 AM

            It's a good neighborhood option with well executed food and selection of drinks served in a nice room that's dressed-up but comfortable. I'd go back again.

            Not sure about the servers -- sometimes it seemed like they were trying and not getting it and another time just didn't know or care too much. I wouldn't say they were unfriendly or cool, just adequate and didn't make you want to up-tip.

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              millygirl Apr 17, 2011 12:10 PM

              I think it really depends on what you order. I really enjoyed my short rib main but Mr Millygirl's steak frite was just plain awful. Seems the long slow cooked items would be the way to go here.

            2. atomeyes Apr 17, 2011 07:22 PM

              We finally tried it today. The brunch menu looked more appealing than their dinner menu.

              its a very nice looking space. Service was good (not great). Menu was relatively limited. I ordered the farmer's breakfast and my wife ordered their tart (I forget its full name). I ordered the potato rosti as a side and she ordered bangers.

              Brunch drinks - $5 for Pimms, mimosas, Caesar and Blanche de Chambly w/OJ. Not bad.

              Food - presentation was ok. Plates looked crowded but there wasn't that much food on my farmer's breakfast. Some Ontario cheddar and brie, 3 small gherkins, warmish bread, pork rilette, a TINY bit of compote was next to the Scotch egg and there was a small bit of salad. Everything on my plate tasted pretty good. I wasn't full, even with the (very bland) rosti. My wife liked her tarte, which had bacon and goat cheese on it. I tried some and thought it was ok. Bangers were good.

              But yo know what was disappointing? i realized that not one item on their menu was prepared to order (maybe the eggs, but that's it). Everything was premade and served. Not sure if it was nuked or over-cooked (I assume the latter). Muffins and such were not made in house (they apparently get them from a shop down the street). While I assume some things would be pre-made (quishe, for example), the lack of truly-fresh brunch foods is a little disappointing.

              I'd rather go to Edward Levesque or Lady Marmalade for something more inspired and more "fresh". I wouldn't object if i had to meet someone at Table 17 for brunch, but I wouldn't run back or make a point of going there again.

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

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