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Aug 21, 2012 03:01 PM

Bent at 777 Dundas West ready to open?

This is Susur Lee's son's place. Does anyone know when it's going to open? I went by this afternoon, and the tables were set, and guys were folding napkins. I also spotted a sake menu! Love to hear more if chowies have some inside info!

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  1. It looks like it is going to open any day now.

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    1. re: Cup cake

      They had a private event the other day. Yesterday I walked by and there was a sign saying they will "reopen" on some was either the 24th, 25th, or 26th...sorry I can't remember exactly, but it should be any day now.

      1. re: Cup cake

        Looking forward to checking the place out. The big arrow sign looks like it was stolen from philip sparks and the walls from the saint.

      2. Now Magazine online also says open this weekend:

        1. Here's a peek when I passed by on Monday!

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          1. re: jlunar

            I walked by yesterday and it now has the words "family" and "restaurant" in the windows flanking the front doors. Huh, didn't think it was a family restaurant.

            1. re: soschmart

              Anyone have comments about it yet? I went by on saturday night and it wasn't really that busy. I'd bet it will be packed for quite a while though based on name alone.

            2. Great. Another "too cool" Toronto restaurant that doesn't take reservations. PASS.

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              1. re: CarNut

                having no reservations just makes things easier to run. I don't get the "too cool" part at all.

                1. re: CarNut

                  I will wait in line for a good meal any day. I like food that much. I'm one cool dude.

                  1. re: CarNut

                    I'm not a planner in my personal life so I like places where I can just show up and not worry about a reservation. If the foods good I don't mind the wait.

                    1. re: JennaBean

                      Yeah, but there are some times -- like, when you're taking someone out for a special occasion or you have other events planned that night -- when you can't afford to take a chance. So it would be nice if restaurants accepted at least a few reservations at each sitting.

                      1. re: piccola

                        I agree with this. I am a planner, and if I am going to treck across town for dinner, the last thing I want is to risk not getting in at a decent hour. It really does put me in a bad mood.. I would appreciate if restaurants took reservations but reserved a portion of the resto for walk ins every night.

                        1. re: piccola

                          I understand that position. For me, I don't go somewhere without reservation unless I'm willing to wait for an hour. If I have somewhere else to be or I'm dining with someone who isn't as relaxed about the wait, I pick a place that takes reservation and save the non-reservation places for when the wait isn't a issue. I think it is the best of both worlds.

                          1. re: JennaBean

                            That's what I tend to do, too, but the end result is that there are many places that simply will never get my money because I don't often have time to wait an hour for a meal.