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JK Wine Bar (Church St) - Anything like it?

CocoaChanel Mar 9, 2013 05:45 AM

So, Mr. Vuitton and I were chatting about this place the other day. We loved it in its prime. Food was great, atmosphere was great. It was a frequent stop for us on Friday nights. It was also incredibly convenient as we both work downtown. Origin is "sort of" like it - small sharing plates (though the food was definitely better at JKWB) and good atmosphere (but not as laid back as JK)

Is there any place sort of like it?. Brain stump? Or just non existent? We didn;t come up with much - maybe we are getting old...

Thoughts?

Thanks!
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  1. TeRReT RE: CocoaChanel Mar 9, 2013 06:42 AM

    Gilead does a wine bar periodically.

    http://www.jamiekennedy.ca/menu-gc.php

    on the left you will see some info about it. Not quite the same, but might fit the bill a little bit.

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      Cat123 RE: CocoaChanel Mar 9, 2013 07:21 AM

      Agree that was a wonderful spot in its prime.
      I have substituted with Mavrik (much smaller but laid back) and sometimes the bar area at Crush.

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        Arcadiaseeker RE: CocoaChanel Mar 11, 2013 06:51 AM

        Cava? Great wine selection, small plates. Different atmosphere than JKWB but great food.

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          CocoaChanel RE: Arcadiaseeker Mar 11, 2013 05:41 PM

          Thank you! I had forgotten about Cava

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          ssainani RE: CocoaChanel Mar 11, 2013 08:45 AM

          Is 'Wine Bar' (the replacement) bad?

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            bytepusher RE: ssainani Mar 11, 2013 09:56 AM

            No actually, it's not quite up to the level that JKWB was at it's peak but it's not bad. We still go for pre-theatre before Sony/St. Lawrence center stuff.

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              CocoaChanel RE: bytepusher Mar 11, 2013 05:41 PM

              I tried Wine Bar after the changeover and was not impressed, but I don't know if I was just comparing it unfairly/too much to JKWB. In fairness, it has now been years so it may be time for a re-try.

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