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Das Gasthaus

biggreenmatt Apr 18, 2013 05:04 PM

New "contemporary German" joint that looks to be opening round Danforth and Broadview.

Anyone have their finger on this proverbial pulse?

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    MorseCat RE: biggreenmatt Apr 19, 2013 07:53 AM

    store is still under renovation but there is a liquor license application in the window. This was the Turkish 'pastry' shop that didn't even last a year.

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      DasGasthaus RE: biggreenmatt May 8, 2013 06:15 AM

      Hi Big Green Matt :-) I'm the owner of Das Gasthaus and we are hoping to be open by mid-May. My family is German and I've always wanted to share the true German food of my childhood with everyone. The menu will be changing regularly depending on season and availability but you will see classics mixed with unknown regional dishes. We are inspired by all of Germany but will be focusing on middle and northern German fare. We have 12 draft taps which are German and local craft. Wine will be German and local. The atmosphere... Bohemian, family friendly and a late night groove fest Friday and Saturday. 90% of the furniture and fixtures are reclaimed from a closed 130 year hotel.

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        ascendance RE: DasGasthaus May 9, 2013 04:26 PM

        If you're open by 25 May, and have a TV, I would love to be there to watch the all-German Champion's League final in an appropriate venue.

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        millygirl RE: biggreenmatt May 8, 2013 06:32 AM

        From the outside, the place is really starting to take shape. I like what I see so far.

        I am eager to check this place out. I've always mourned the loss of Cafe Brussels and hopefully Das Gasthaus will be a fine replacement.

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          prima RE: millygirl Jun 21, 2013 12:30 PM

          I miss Cafe Brussels, too.

          Here's the website for Das Gasthaus.


          I'm looking forward to trying out their schnitzel.

          Wishing Das Gasthaus viel Glueck. :-)

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            millygirl RE: prima Jun 21, 2013 01:19 PM

            Not to change the subject but....

            Roger from Cafe Brussels is reopening in the Beach, Queen and Waverly.

            His new place is called, wait for it, Brussels Cafe and it's slated to open next month sometime.

            I can't wait....

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              Herne RE: millygirl Jun 21, 2013 10:28 PM

              Ever since the Brussels place on Broadview I'm afraid it has been all down hill for this group. I only went there on about 2 occasions but they were memorable. Watching recent events it seems to be a different place.

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                millygirl RE: Herne Jun 22, 2013 08:49 AM

                I'm confused Herne.

                Cafe Brussels and Das Gasthaus are 2 different owners.

                Which has gone downhill for you?

                Roger from the now closed Cafe Brussel is opening in the Beach. He's been at the Withrow Farmers Market for a few seasons now providing wonderful tarts, savoury pies, pasteries, soups, etc. Everything is wonderful and I can't wait for his restaurant to reopen.

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                  Herne RE: millygirl Jun 22, 2013 09:27 AM

                  Maybe I'm the one that's confused. I'll look into the matter this weekend.

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          maxwellsmart RE: biggreenmatt Jun 17, 2013 01:08 PM

          Any update on when they're opening?

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            fluke17 RE: maxwellsmart Jun 17, 2013 02:00 PM

            Was curious myself, so I gave them a call - I was told they were opening later this week. The menu is to be up in the next day or two. 12 taps with 7 german, and 5 craft (well sounded like the larger craft) taps.

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              maxwellsmart RE: fluke17 Jun 17, 2013 02:09 PM

              Calling them - what a concept! Thanks for the info.

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                Sueb24 RE: maxwellsmart Jun 25, 2013 01:07 PM

                Interesting looking menu - http://dasgasthaus.ca/

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              MorseCat RE: maxwellsmart Jun 26, 2013 04:23 AM

              Wednesday June 26:Paper is off the windows, but there is a sign on the window saying OPENING SOON - I was on the other side of the street so did not see the small print.

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                katherine346 RE: MorseCat Jun 27, 2013 09:44 AM

                Walked by yesterday with intention of trying them out. Unfortunately still not open even though website says "it's finally time to get your kraut on".

                Restaurant was dark but there was someone inside, chairs and tables all set up and a sign in the window which says they are just waiting for their liquor licence.

                Hopefully they'll be up and running soon!

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              millygirl RE: biggreenmatt Jun 28, 2013 06:35 AM

              We drove by last night and it was open. Maybe a soft opening ?? but people were dining.

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                mnajji RE: millygirl Jul 9, 2013 01:13 PM

                It's good and opened and BlogTO review already http://www.blogto.com/restaurants/das...

              2. Jacquilynne RE: biggreenmatt Jul 16, 2013 02:26 PM

                I went on the weekend with a friend. My overall assessment is that it is good, some things excellent (house made sausage, spaetzle), some things not so good (Sauerbraten that was indistinguishable from cold roast beef and bad rosti), most things pretty decent. It's German food, so it's not a super-pizzazzy cuisine, but they're doing a nice job with most of it, and the menu doesn't feel too heavy for summer.

                The service is friendly, though they're still getting a handle on things with the new restaurant. It was cash only because they didn't yet have credit/debit set up. It was also sweltering hot in the restaurant at the time, but I think someone said there was air conditioning to come.

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                  mnajji RE: Jacquilynne Jul 18, 2013 09:14 AM

                  Yeah I ate here this past weekend as well. My assessment was the same as yours. Everything feels made in-house, though you certainly pay for it. Did not get to try the spaetzle though, which sounds interesting with ham hock (even when living in Germany, I never had spaetzle with ham hock). Might have to go back and try it as a side to the schnitzel.

                  I got the sausage trio BTW, the best of which was the cooked version of the one that comes on the smorgasbord.

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