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fatman0000 Dec 14, 2012 10:41 AM

Where to get a good schnitzel dinner in TO ??

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    tochowchick RE: fatman0000 Dec 14, 2012 11:04 AM

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

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      TorontoJo RE: tochowchick Dec 14, 2012 11:12 AM

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

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        magic RE: TorontoJo Dec 14, 2012 12:34 PM

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

    2. prima RE: fatman0000 Dec 14, 2012 12:43 PM

      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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        magic RE: prima Dec 14, 2012 12:49 PM

        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.

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          prima RE: magic Dec 14, 2012 01:12 PM

          And several versions available at both restaurants.

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            Wench Foraday RE: prima Dec 18, 2012 03:42 PM

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

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          PoppiYYZ RE: prima Dec 18, 2012 08:03 AM

          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...

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            prima RE: PoppiYYZ Dec 18, 2012 08:24 AM


            There's also Little Bavaria in Scarborough. http://littlebavaria.ca/
            Haven't been.

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              Dr Butcher RE: prima Dec 18, 2012 05:58 PM

              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.

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                prima RE: Dr Butcher Dec 18, 2012 06:45 PM

                The Blue Danube is temporarily closed according to its website.

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                Googs RE: prima Dec 22, 2012 12:09 PM

                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.

          2. MissBingBing RE: fatman0000 Dec 18, 2012 09:28 AM

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

            1. Charles Yu RE: fatman0000 Dec 18, 2012 03:06 PM

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

              1. Charles Yu RE: fatman0000 Dec 18, 2012 06:10 PM

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

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                  Julia_K RE: Charles Yu Dec 21, 2012 09:12 AM

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

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                    topbanana RE: Julia_K Dec 25, 2012 09:23 PM

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

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                  Dean Tudor RE: fatman0000 Dec 18, 2012 06:50 PM

                  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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                    joe.juan RE: Dean Tudor Jan 11, 2013 08:47 AM

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

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                    Lindsaycan RE: fatman0000 Dec 21, 2012 02:20 AM

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

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                      mlynnb RE: fatman0000 Dec 25, 2012 05:46 PM

                      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!

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                        beach_cook RE: fatman0000 Jan 10, 2013 03:26 PM

                        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. sylvrgirl RE: fatman0000 Jan 11, 2013 03:29 PM

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

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                            PoppiYYZ RE: sylvrgirl Jan 13, 2013 01:37 PM

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

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