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Jam Cafe - Carlton & Ontario Streets

Discerning Palate Feb 16, 2012 10:30 AM

Jam Cafe is a gem. Toronto needs more small restaurants like this. Good quality food that doesn't break the bank. Two soups, two main courses, a shared dessert and a bottle of wine...with a generous tip $100.

I will most certainly be returning.

I'm tired of spending $200 plus for a dinner for two and feeling like we should be grateful at other Toronto eateries.

Maybe we should start a thread...Meal for 2 and Bottle of Wine for under $100.

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    dubchild RE: Discerning Palate Feb 16, 2012 11:02 AM

    The bit on their website with Jennifer Huether about how the chef paired some dishes with wine definitely caught my interest. The pricing seems very reasonable. I would like to hear more feedback from other people on the food and if anyone has been to their wine events.

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      KAYLO RE: Discerning Palate Mar 4, 2012 10:43 AM

      Add me to the fans of JAM. Laughably fair prices for the quality, and always a pleasant and homey experience. I would go more often except that because it is a small place with a tiny one-man kitchen, the menu is small.(see website for current menu and prices...amazing!) The fish special changes nightly, but we've eaten everything on the menu several times. All good, just I wish there were ten restaurants of its ilk downtown. There are not.

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        Pooledish RE: Discerning Palate Jan 30, 2013 02:04 PM

        I've been here many times, but had a meal with my family at JAM just this past Sunday, and if possible, the food is better than ever. The chef really knows how to cook meat. The chicken I had was perfect - moist, crispy-skinned - not easy to pull off. The appetizers were amazing - duck rillette and a decadent mushroom and cream dish with a crispy home-baked bisquit. Just tried Mistura last night (Winterlicious) for the first time, and while very good, and great service, honestly, I'd have to say the food at JAM is better-prepared, and more generous in portion. JAM is unpretentious, warm and still special enough in its atmosphere to make it a special occasion kind of place. They also have great wine nights which are a great deal.

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