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New Fish n' Chips joint on Broadview...

sokoto Sep 13, 2011 08:20 AM

Ahoy!

Has anyone eaten at "Off the Hook" at Broadview and Danforth yet? Any good? Seems to have opened a couple of weeks ago in the space formerly occupied by Deep Blue, and besides the usual fare they've got a few varieties of poutine (pulled pork, etc) all served with with duck gravy. I may give it a go tonight...

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    Pincus Sep 13, 2011 12:57 PM

    I'm confused. I thought a Caribbean place was opening there. Which means I haven't been there. :)

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      JennaBean Sep 13, 2011 01:36 PM

      It is next door to the Caribbean place.

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        bytepusher Sep 13, 2011 04:06 PM

        Right, this is where "Peter's Place" was, and before that a long list of various short lived places. The Caribbean place wasn't a resto before.

        I thought someone here said they got a brochure in the mail suggesting it was going to be a 2nd location of "The One That Got Away" but obviously misreported.

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          JennaBean Sep 14, 2011 08:42 AM

          That's what I thought as well and now I'm a bit bummed.

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      Pincus Sep 14, 2011 09:18 AM

      Well, hopefully it breaks the curse on that spot.

      Peter's Place closing didn't surprise me, it was basically the same food as the New York Cafe down the street and didn't do anything to make it special.

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        sbug206 Sep 14, 2011 03:05 PM

        I went and got take out today. They're offering Halibut, Mahi Mahi, Sea Bass and Red Snapper for the fish choices. You have a choice of fries, cajun fries, onion rings or sweet potatoe for $1 more. $2 for poutine. There were 6 poutines, unfortunately they gave them fancy names but no descriptions what's in the poutine. The most interesting was a duck confit poutine but they all use "duck gravy". I ordered halibut as I use that as my standard comparison. It was a decent sized portion but slightly overcooked. You also get a choice of various dipping sauces for your fries. They ranged from wasabi to spicy ketchup to curry mayo. I chose the curry mayo. Prices were fair at $12 for Halibut and Sea bass, $10 for Mahi Mahi and Snapper. The fries were a bit limp. I guess not long enough frying time for their size. I'll go back again to try their poutine. One interesting thing was the receipt still said Peter's Place Restaurant. So maybe this is Peter taking another swing?

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          jayt90 Sep 14, 2011 05:12 PM

          The sides and sauces are trendy, even gimmicky. But the fish offerings appear to be frozen, even endangered, with no fresh perch, pickerel or haddock. Maybe they have a short term lease.

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            JennaBean Sep 15, 2011 10:33 AM

            Bummer. Guess I will keep going to the One that Got Away.

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          Pincus Nov 3, 2011 08:59 AM

          i went there a couple of nights ago. I didn't want a huge meal, so I ordered the crabcake sandwich and a salad.

          What I got was a crabpancake. With no sandwich bread of any type. It was just this pressed mass of crab mixture in an irregular unappealing oval shape. I have never seen a flat crabcake before, and I hope I never do again. (I even double-checked my bill, thinking maybe I'd been served the appetizer by mistake, and printed on it was "Crabcake sandwich".)

          The crab mixture itself was sweet, cloyingly so. I know crabmeat is naturally sweet, but there was no attempt to balance this out. It was like eating an odd fried candy porridge.

          Half of the greens in the salad were on the verge of expiring. Limp, but not liquid. The dressing was OK, though.

          Service was friendly.

          Other people there seemed content, so I'm guessing if I'd gone for a choice of fish and fries, I might have been happier. I don't think I'll be hurrying back to test that, though.

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