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Bohemian Gastropub - what's the word?

jlunar Jan 4, 2012 09:32 PM

Walked by today and papers are up with logos off the windows/doors. I suspect it's done, but anyone know the details? Maybe what's going in next?

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The Bohemian Gastropub
571 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2B6, CA

  1. always_eating Jan 4, 2012 09:43 PM

    Well that was fast! I went once and did not like my food. I guess others felt the same way.

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      ukers Jan 5, 2012 09:37 PM

      Yes, I saw this today too. That's too bad. I was really hoping it would work. Toronto needs more pubs that serve inventive food!

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        looz Jan 5, 2012 11:06 PM

        We tried it for the first time just before Christmas. I wasn't too impressed.

        The atmosphere was funny for the location as well. Felt like a little bit of King Street up on Queen. :)

        It was miles better than the Oh Boy burger place that was in that space before, though.

        1. pinstripeprincess Jan 6, 2012 07:57 AM

          twitterverse mentioned that it will still be a boehmer spot but will be renovated for a more cocktail bar type thing.

          i'm really sad that the original german premise wasn't appreciated by the folk in the neighbourhood. when they switched to southern fried (not really) chicken and beef bourgignon, i knew it was dead. they were doing some pretty good food, some needed tweaking but it was different from the pandering restaurants and eventually fell into line.

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            always_eating Jan 6, 2012 04:10 PM

            I agree that it would have been great if they had stuck to their original German premise. When I went it was all regular bar type food and I was expecting (and craving) some hearty German items. So disappointing. I guess they felt they had to go with what the market wanted in that area, but that obviously didn't work either.

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            wherejessate Jan 6, 2012 12:13 PM

            I can't say I'm surprised. Came by a few months ago and tried a few items. Didn't enjoy them at all. Looking forward to whatever's replacing it!

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              baabaablacksheep Jan 6, 2012 12:58 PM

              Yup, exactly. I was quite shocked at how subpar the food was. Plus, my husband has an onion allergy, and they pretty much told him there was nothing on the menu he could have, because they all involved some element of pre-madeness.

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              ylsf Jan 9, 2012 08:27 AM

              I bought a voucher for this spot from Fabfind. E-mailed them for a refund and they said that it will be closed for 10 days and be re-opening after a reno.... Debating whether to still request a refund or not, I guess I will see what happens when they re-open. Might be worth saving it for drinks one night.

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                sloweater Jan 9, 2012 08:43 AM

                Get your money back.

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                  JennaBean Jan 9, 2012 08:55 AM

                  Save it for the drinks. The new bar lead there, and manager I believe, Moses McIntee knows his way around the bar and makes some amazing drinks.

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