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Sep 17, 2012 03:15 PM

Smith Bros Steakhouse & Tavern coming to Warden & Eglinton

I'd never heard of them until I saw the "Coming Soon" sign. Does anyone know a thing about them?

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  1. If you're curious enough, you might be able to squeeze info from them during their job fair tomorrow (1-4pm)

    1. They took over the existing Tucker's Marketplace right?

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      1. re: pakmode

        That's the spot, pakmode. It looks like they're planning success right out of the gate. It's a huge place and, no, leases aren't cheap at that intersection. Hopefully that's ambition and skill, not hubris, that made them decide to go big. Me? I just need them to be on a level with The Keg, not necessarily Barberians to make me happy. And boy oh boy they better have a good Amarone. Looks like it'll be ready to open their doors in about 2 weeks.

      2. According to their outgoing message, they're opening Tues, Oct 9. I might even go the first week if only to beat Scarberian there.

        I wish them luck. I can't imagine a worse time to open a restaurant featuring beef.

        1. Well Mother Tucker, you've rebranded yourself again. Now Tucker's Marketplace becomes Smith Bros which sounds nothing like Gruber Bros. I still wish them luck since that locale could definitely use a good steakhouse. I only hope they use The Keg, and not themselves, as their model for quality standards.

          1. There's at least one review out there on another website that isn't me. I ONLY post about food at ChowHound. Someone has stolen my identity and avatar. They've done a poor job of it as well which makes me think all of the posts are shills with the intention of knocking down our work here at ChowHound.

            First, spelling and grammatical errors wouldn't be typical of my writing. Second, the review was submitted the day before it opened calling the credibility of the writer, the fake me, into question. Third, I've been home all week with a cold. I couldn't have been there Monday or any other day this week.

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            1. re: Googs

              I've just seen the posting that you are referring to and the fake you does not write like you. Actually, I suspect that all the postings (4) are by the same fella talking to himself.

              1. re: T Long

                It might be a sad attempt by a new website trying to build traction and reviews.

                1. re: pakmode

                  T Long, thanks for noticing. pakmode, it'd be sadder still if this were some advertising firm's idea of clever.