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running list of moderate/upscale Toronto restaurants that don't take reservations or leave some bar seats and/or some tables for walk-ins

  • prima Feb 6, 2014 06:22 AM
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Correct me if I'm wrong for any of these:

Harbord Room
Bar Isabel
Ici

Where else?

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  1. I would consider Black Hoof moderate upscale.

    1. Ici doesn't leave bar seats available, Bar Isabel does.

      And given that I very rarely make resos, the answer is nearly all restos in TO with a few exceptions that don't, Ie:

      Edulis
      Cafe Boulud
      Ici
      Shoto
      Hashimito
      Sushi Kaji
      Yours Truly (I think, not 100%)
      Monk Kitchen
      Scaramouche

      1. The responses and thread title confuse me. Lists of places that don't do both or places that don't do one or the other?

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        1. re: hal2010

          I took it to mean that Prima was looking for places that you can just walk in to. But, since in my experience, that is most places, I just provided the ones for which you cannot. In other words, my list are the places you need a reservation for.

          1. re: justxpete

            What Pete said.
            Seems most restos I like that take reservations are booked this Saturday.

            I wanted to start a reference list of moderate/upscale restos for nights when a Chowhound is a walk-in and/or wants to dine out when restos that take reservations appear to take reservations have/show no availability.

            1. re: prima

              So take the inverse of my list. :)

        2. Foxley Bistro doesn't take reservations.

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          1. re: Cat123

            Actually, many of the Ossington restaurants don't take reservations - seems to be the trend (e.g. specifically Hawker Bar).