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Distillery District Saturday night ... which of the restos is best?

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busy Jun 24, 2013 05:25 AM

Will be attending the theatre and want a pleasant dinner before.

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    Gary Jun 24, 2013 06:09 AM

    This comes up fairly often, here's a not-so-old thread:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/885936

    I'm with the general consensus which is to either visit Weezies just a bit north at King and Power (definitely make reservations: http://weezies.ca/) or Pure Spirits within the Distillery itself.

    I would recommend avoiding the Mill St brewpub/beerhall for your purposes as they are hectic with mediocre food. The Boiler House restaurant has closed as it is currently being converted into a Mexican restaurant. Tappo seems to get pretty mixed reviews, though I've never been myself.

    1. Food Tourist Dec 14, 2013 11:30 AM

      Weezies is really medicre to poor. Underseasoned lamb pot au feu is hopelessly small portion. Oversalted breaded chicken paillard is a shadow of its former glory a few years ago. Either the chef smokes or has no taste buds. Poor, slow, uncaring service.

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        WillinTO Dec 15, 2013 08:08 PM

        Gilead Cafe. Perhaps not Jamie Kennedy in his hey day, but still very, very good...and far better than anything in a 2 km radius.

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          JennaBean Dec 16, 2013 08:26 AM

          I think you are correct WillinTO. This is likely the best option within walking distance. Don't eat in the Distillery is my only other advice.

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