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Ruby Watchco or Woodlot?

I have made two reservations for this evening - Ruby Watchco and Woodlot. I have read the reviews, surveyed the menus and still can't decide. Here is tonight's menu at Ruby:
ROASTED MUSHROOM SALAD
Arugula, Spiced Pumpkin Seeds, Cherry Tomatoes, Parmesan Aioli,
Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

GRILLED VEAL CHOPS WITH SPICY MARINARA
Barley, Grilled Radicchio & Red Onions
Broccoli Rabe with Olive Butter
Heirloom Carrots with Pine Nut, Raisin & Caper Relish

RASSEMBLEU BY FROMAGERIE HAMEL
Spiced Pear Butter

TONKA BEAN SCENTED RICE PUDDING

Orange & Cherry Chutney

I have never eaten veal - seems like some love it and others hate it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. My preference would be Woodlot.

    Whichever you choose, please, oh please cancel the other reservation as soon as possible. It's incredibly rude to the restaurants to do this.

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    1. Best meal I have had in Toronto in years was dinner at Ruby Watchco in January...go!

      1. Woodlot would be my choice and I echo TorontoJo, please don't do this in the future. This kind of last min cancelling is what makes resto go the no reservation policy.

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        1. re: JennaBean

          I'd go with Woodlot primarily because I didn't get excited by the menu you posted.

        2. Most people who "hate" veal hate the thought of eating calves, not the taste/texture of veal. When it's cooked properly, it's a tender meat with a relatively delicate taste compared to beef.

          1. I went to Woodlot last weekend ... Crostini with buffalo mozzarella, basil, and roasted butternut squash ... absolutely sublime. Sweat pea agnolotti with a lamb ragu and mint ... stunning. Add a bottle of Keint-He Pinot Meunier and you are done.

            I'll also chastise you for the double booking. Truly bad form.