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No reservations, where to go?

leftover_salmon Nov 22, 2012 10:09 AM

Looking for a place to eat Saturday night but I don't have reservations anywhere (and appears too late to get anything decent).

Suggestions? Would prefer someplace busy where you can also settle in for a couple hours. (i.e. not too quick and casual).

I've been to Black Hoof many times but would prefer somewhere new.

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    todc1996 RE: leftover_salmon Nov 22, 2012 10:37 AM

    swish by han (maybe not that great for 'settling in'), cava, bestellen, the playpen, the saint, fishbar, lee...all have reservations available on open table.
    i've been to all of the above...if you can get a booth at the saint, i find that it's cozy with great service and allows for leisurely meal).

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      leftover_salmon RE: todc1996 Nov 22, 2012 10:46 AM

      Thanks, I'll look into The Saint. Have heard mixed things about most of those (I had already checked Opentable) except Cava, but it's a pain for me to get there.

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        JennaBean RE: leftover_salmon Nov 22, 2012 12:26 PM

        I don't think you could go wrong with Cava, Bestellen or The Saint. If you like the Ossington area there is also Delux which is a great little bistro. Down the street is the County General no resos there that's not an issue.

    2. sweetie RE: leftover_salmon Nov 23, 2012 08:08 AM

      Not sure about availablity, but Edulis is cozy and the staff is very friendly.

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        hungryabbey RE: sweetie Nov 23, 2012 08:12 AM

        They are tiny I highly doubt they will have a table

      2. prima RE: leftover_salmon Nov 23, 2012 08:25 AM

        It's not too late to get anything decent.

        Check www.opentable.com

        If you're looking for a place near Queen West, Parkdale, Ossington, Little Italy, Annex:
        Red Fish, Cowbell, Grace, Enoteca Maiolino, Boehmer and Tati currently have availability at 7 pm.

        The Saint on Ossington currently has a table for 2 available at 6:30 pm.

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          hungryabbey RE: prima Nov 23, 2012 08:38 AM

          I vote for Saint. I loved it and can't wait to return.

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            JennaBean RE: hungryabbey Nov 23, 2012 11:13 AM

            I've been more than five times now and have fully enjoyed each visit.

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              hungryabbey RE: JennaBean Nov 23, 2012 01:10 PM

              I'm going tonight! Any recommendations?

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