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Frank's kitchen or L.A.B. for dinner tonight

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akhorasanee Aug 16, 2011 10:31 AM

Hi, I was hoping you could help me with a decision for a dinner place for tonight to celebrate passing an exam with my family. we are 5 girls and 1 guy and teh age group is between 21- 34...Please let me know where you think the food is better or if you have any other suggestions around the same price point.
Thanks

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    RogerDoger Aug 16, 2011 11:03 AM

    Not sure if you can get into Franks they tend to to be booked weeks in advance. And especally for a group that size as they are quite small. I went to Campagnolo on Saturday and it was great, octopus was amazing, cocktails great nice portions and for two sharing 6 dishes with drinks it was $125

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    832 Dundas St. W, Toronto, ON , CA

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      vidkid Aug 16, 2011 12:23 PM

      Frank's is usually only booked way in advance on Saturdays. Mid-week is usually not a major problem for smaller groups (2-4), however 6 might pose a problem.

      L.A.B. should be able to accommodate you without much issue, though I've had mixed experiences with the place. From a culinary perspective, certainly more experimental and interesting, but for my money the food at Frank's is some of the very best in the city (of the upper-mid range of restaurants).

      You might also want to try Acadia that's in the same area. Though I haven't been, initial reviews are generally very positive, but it's early in the restaurant's life so consistency is always a challenge.

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        akhorasanee Aug 16, 2011 01:21 PM

        thank you for the suggestion vidkid, I will check out Acadia! Thanks

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          always_eating Aug 16, 2011 06:15 PM

          Went to Acadia on the weekend and really enjoyed my meal (and their cocktails!). Would recommend going there.

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            akhorasanee Aug 17, 2011 06:55 AM

            Thanks everyone for your help! We went to l.a.b. last night. the ambiance and service was wonderful and so were the appetizers (the mushroom ragu was a real stand out for me) and dessert (the tiramisu was fantastic). However the mains I felt left a lot to be desired, where as I though the short ribs were good and the mushroom paperdelle was decent. I really did not like the ravioli as it was bland and the carror risotto was strictly average. I would probably return there for drinks and dessert at some point.
            I will check out Acadia though based on your positive experiences

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        akhorasanee Aug 16, 2011 01:20 PM

        I was at Campognolo this saturday as well! I agree it was fantastic

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