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Where to get a good schnitzel dinner in TO ??

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  1. Europe Restaurant - Bathurst St just south of Lawrence Ave....not fancy but they do lovely schnitzel...very large portions....

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    1. re: tochowchick

      Yep, that's my rec, too. Good stuff.

      1. re: TorontoJo

        Thirded. Their chicken schnitzel is unreal. Awesome food overall.

    2. Cafe Polonez http://www.cafepolonez.ca/cafe_polone... and Chopin http://chopinrestaurant.com/maincours... on Roncesvalles also serve decent schnitzels.

      I've been meaning to try the schnitzel at the Musket in Etobicoke for a long time. http://www.musketrestaurant.com/

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      1. re: prima

        Yes! Love Cafe Polonez!

        It's a very different kind of schnitzel than Europe's.

        Europe's is Hungarian style pounded thin and likely fried in deeper oil. Cafe Polonez's version is obviously Polish style, which is not pounded (or perhaps not as thinly) and likely fried in a shallower amount of oil.

        Two very different styles, both wonderful. Great restaurants.

        1. re: magic

          And several versions available at both restaurants.

          1. re: prima

            I am in love with Chopin's sides and perogi.

        2. re: prima

          I've tried the Schnitzels at Cafe Polenz and found them meh. Maybe worth another try.

          Tops on my "Schnitzel List" is the Gourmet Schnitzel House on Kingston Rd, but haven't made it there yet. 89% on Urbanspoon and 4Stars on yelp, it may be good...

            1. re: prima

              Little Bavaria is good, the restaurant is tight however, it feels like you're crammed in, at least that's how I felt the couple of times I've been.

              More cafeteria-esque is the Blue Danube at Ellesmere and McCowan. Sides are very ordinary, the schnitzel is good.

              1. re: Dr Butcher

                The Blue Danube is temporarily closed according to its website.

              2. re: prima

                Also in Scarborough, you could go for lunch at Vienna Fine Foods. Just 3 tall bistro tables and a counter long enough for 4 with enough elbow room for the large portions. You can pick-up groceries while you're at it.

          1. Country Time on Bloor. Been there since the 60s.

            1. Although it is my first impression and a bit out of the way, However, thought it's worth a mentioning!

              1. There used to be a pretty good one in Unionville. Anyone remember the name?

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                1. re: Charles Yu

                  It's at a restaurant called "Old Country Inn"

                  1. re: Julia_K

                    It's still around. Was there last week. Schnitzel was generously sized, crispy and light.

                2. Try also Amber Restaurant , 2372 Bloor St West (in Bloor West Village). Basic veal schnitzel, pan fried battered. There is also chicken schnitzel and pork tenderloin schnitzel ($13.95 the pork). I was just there an hour ago.

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                  1. re: Dean Tudor

                    It's been year but they used to have a good borsch.

                  2. It's not T.O. but the Little Schnitzel House in Lindsay serves very authentic and delicious mushroom schnitzel.

                    1. Its not in Torornto, but worth the trip to Newmarket-The Goulash House, on Main st S. Schnitzel is great and the goulash is out of this world!

                      1. Gourmet Schnitzel House, 2286 Kingston Rd (The Bluffs)
                        my UrbanSpoon review June 2011:
                        Business hasn't picked up but Schnitzel remain consistently outstanding.
                        Utterly lean, juicy, cooked exactly done, 1/8" thick absolutely even, pounded (marks visible) slice of pork. Crust tasting of well-browned good-quality bread crumbs, s+p & neutral fat, stayed shatteringly crisp to the last bite. Fully enveloping the meat, NOT adherent, gummy or greasy. A Schnitzel that cannot be improved upon!
                        Accompanying 2 scoops of potato salad (by request - menu offers "potato mixed with fried onion OR rice"): diced potato, pickle, onion, peas, copious tangy creamy dressing, good tho' not my personal favorite variation. Large slice each of carrot & cucumber to fill the plate.
                        Would recommend, perhaps once business picks up, a (seasonal) selection of traditional East-Central European sides: Spatzle, potato dumplings, mashed potatoes, home fries, Boston lettuce with o+v or cream dressing, cucumber+sour cream salad, grated carrot salad, green bean salad, red cabbage salad, cole slaw, sauerkraut, cauliflower w browned crumbs?
                        Attractive European bistro decor & background (not conversation-disrupting!) music (CBC2?). Immaculately clean.
                        Concerned that my friend & I were the only patrons Friday lunch-time - want them to succeed as we haven't had a place to eat schnitzel since our previous go-tos in Thorold & Grimsby closed years ago.

                        1. Funny enough - Bier Mrkt has an awesome Veal Schnitzel on their dinner menu..and damn good.

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                          1. re: sylvrgirl

                            Never thought to try it there, but that makes sense. Plus some good suds to wash it down with !