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Feb 12, 2013 05:47 PM

Restaurant Just South of Yonge & Sheppard

what is the restaruant just south of sheppard and yonge .. with the patio on the roof .. is it a shoeless joess and is there anywhere to park for a party of people near by ???

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  1. A thread titled simply "restaurant" probably won't get much attention on Chowhound, since all the posts are about restaurants. I'd put the intersection and more info in the title.

    Unfortunately I can't help you with your question since I don't spend much time in that area. Have you tried Google Street view to look for the restaurant you seek? And will map all the lots in the area.

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    1. re: Gary

      Yes, the title's certainly not an attention-grabber. More to the point, I live in the area and damned if I know what the OP is talking about. "Tis a puzzlement, it is. On Yonge St. just south of Sheppard? There's nothing on both sides of Yonge St. south of Sheppard in the entire first block except high-rise construction projects, making the Yonge-Sheppard intersection one of the more chaotic intersections in town. Continuing south on Yonge another few blocks to Highway 401, there's little else but but the odd fast-food outlet, a Chinese joint or two and a small sushi spot on the west side, a second-floor Italian resto also on the west side (called Alegno or some such, next to a nice man who offers cash for your gold), and a Friendly Greek outlet on the east side. I've never noticed a patio on a roof anywhere, nor would I - in February. Perhaps it's that Italian joint, which is several blocks south of Sheppard on Yonge St. It would be nice if the OP could be a tad more detailed in his/her enquiry.

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      1. Are you thinking, perhaps, of Smokey Joe's? It's North of Yonge & Sheppard, rather than South, but they have a patio on the roof.

        Across the street, behind the block of restaurants that includes the Pizza Pizza and the Frog and Firkin, there's a small Green P lot. It never used to be busy in the evenings, but I haven't used it since that area became a mass of condos so I don't know if that's still true.

        Otherwise, there's parking for the mall right at Yonge & Sheppard -- you enter from the next street East of Yonge.

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        1. re: Jacquilynne

          I stand in admiration of Jacquilynne's investigative abilities, correctly deducing that the OP had confused south with north, then zeroing in on - bingo! - Smokey Joe's, one and one-half blocks NORTH of Sheppard on Yonge St., then (a nice touch, this) offering detailed parking options in the vicinity. Now, that is true service. All while I foolishly natter on about all the Yonge St eateries SOUTH of Sheppard Ave. that don't have a patio.

          Perhaps now Jacquilynne would turn her superb investigative attention to another, more important (at least, to me) thread, entitled Jambalaya - But Where?, in which I plaintively ask where to find a decent jambalaya around town. East, west, north, south, it makes little difference.

          1. re: juno

            See, the problem with that request is you want it to be good.

            I can tell her where to park to go to Smokey Joe's, but I can't promise the restaurant is good. It wasn't when I ate there, but it's been several years since the one time I visited, and I have no idea if it's the same menu or anything now.

            Derrick at the Junction Eatery does some Creole cooking, but alas, the Jambalaya on his dinner menu is more of a jambalaya-esque take on a roasted chicken breast than it is an actual jambalaya. It's good, but not what you likely want.

            Since the unfortunate and mysterious demise of Cajun Corner, I'm not sure where I'd even start looking. Southern Accent serves it, but I'm doubtful that it would be particularly good. Does Harlem have it? It wouldn't be straight out of Louisiana, but I was generally fond of their food, so it'd probably be at least decent.

        2. thanks jacquilynne .. much appreciated