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Cactus Club Cafe

normanwolf Sep 25, 2012 06:25 PM

Any thoughts on Cactus Club Cafe's planned expansion into Toronto? Located at 100 King Street W and opening next year. I've never been to Vancouver so I'm curious what people think of it.....has Rob Feenie's name attached to it.....


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    SusanB RE: normanwolf Sep 25, 2012 06:42 PM

    I've been to a couple of them out west, and thought that they were pretty good - not "fine dining" but a good casual alternative.

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      caitlink RE: SusanB May 1, 2013 06:08 PM

      Ate there in calgary and bc. The feenie signature dishes are quite good. More like a joeys, waitresses in tight dresses. But way better food.

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      magic RE: normanwolf Sep 25, 2012 06:46 PM

      They're expanding here?! I did not know this.

      I've been to a Calgary location several times when out there and loved every visit.

      When chains I like move to Toronto they are almost always shades of their origins. So personally, I'm not holding my breath... as negative as I know that sounds. But who knows!

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        bluefirefly RE: normanwolf Sep 25, 2012 08:56 PM

        Seems like a lot of those west coast chains from my hometown are moving out this way! It's pretty popular in Vancouver and a good, tasty and inexpensive choice - very casual as SusanB has pointed out, and similar to Earls or Milestones, which also started out in the west. (Definitely a step up from a place like Jack Astor's, which was based out of Ontario.)

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          abigllama RE: normanwolf Apr 30, 2013 10:08 PM

          We grabbed a quick, late dinner there in Vancouver last weekend and were surprised at how good it was. It's definitely more advanced than any of the chains here.

          The Feenie signature dishes were particularly good. It was also very reasonable, about the same price point as Jack Astors.

          Hopefully it translates well here, I suspect they'll do quite well.

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            grandgourmand RE: abigllama May 1, 2013 05:47 AM

            Like Earl's and Joey's, I think they'll do very well. But food probably won't be the main driver of their success.

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            limitedtimeoffer RE: normanwolf May 3, 2013 07:30 AM

            too funny. this was our go to restaurant on robson when we were underaged. they were good about serving us. i was back at one in Richmond last year, it was OK. better than earls but i see this fitting in well with the thursday night bar crowd.

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              LexiFirefly RE: limitedtimeoffer May 3, 2013 08:06 AM

              I used to work at the one on Robson! Lol!

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              dubchild RE: normanwolf Mar 23, 2014 04:21 PM

              Restaurant delays are no news, but this one seems really late. They have also taken Toronto off their location list on their website. Has anyone heard any updates?

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                abigllama RE: dubchild Mar 23, 2014 07:43 PM

                Last I heard was spring of this year. Odd that it's off the website though.

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