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Goober May 12, 2003 09:36 PM

Reflecting on a recent trip to Montreal, the Auberge du Pommier is still one of the best French restaurants I've tried. Great steak, great service, great ambience.

Auberge du Pommier
Phone: 416-222-2220
Address: 4150 Yonge St

This place is just north of York Mills, surrounded by office buildings. If you are driving south on Yonge, drive slowly as you approach York Mills or you will miss the driveway to the restaurant. There is minimal metre parking.

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    danbird May 12, 2003 11:38 PM

    i've always wanted to check that place out. it's built to look like a small french cottage-type-thingy, yes? on the west side of yonge?

    what's the menu like? and the price (roughly)?

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      Goober May 13, 2003 07:22 AM

      Yes, it looks like a cottage and it's on the west side of Yonge, north of York Mills. And it is quite hidden. It is immediately surrounded by lots of plants and there are tall office buildings in the area as well.

      Here's the website. It will do a better job than I could.

      http://www.aubergedupommier.com/home.htm

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        danbird May 13, 2003 02:22 PM

        thank you!

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      doggie2u May 13, 2003 06:26 PM

      Had my wedding there in February and it is a great spot. The staff is outstanding.......lots of extra attention. Beautiful spot for a wedding......but this is about food. The creme brulee is worth the trip alone.

      It is an expensive restaurant. If I remember correctly mains- $25-45, appetizers $15-25.
      If you get into the wine you will drop $200 for a couple easily.

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        tiki May 19, 2003 12:28 AM

        I'd recommend the wild mushroom soup (essentially a mushroom consomme with roasted wild and cultivated mushrooms, chives and truffle oil -- astonishing) and either the lamb or the veal, both of which are very nicely and professionally done.

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          Tiffany May 21, 2003 11:58 PM

          I also love this place- what stands out most in my mind about it (besides the ambience, of course!) were the fruit juices (I had raspberry lemonade) made from real fruits, and the freebies the chef gave us (onion tarts were delicious, there were also lemon desserts)!!!

          1. TheDewster Jun 28, 2010 12:59 PM

            I went there in March and found the service, and decor superb but the food terribly fussy and just not that tasty. Its set in an old mill with heavy beams and lots of French country fabrics. I had the Prix Fixe with wine ($149 for one), the Charles Baker Reisling was superb. The rest were poor choices and did not go with the dishes. The Charcuterie was good but not as good as Splendido, Spruce Beer did go well with it though. Langoustines in a white sauce was tasty but tiny. The Mushroom soup with veal shank cream was earthy and like a consumme. Green apple sorbet with Calvados lacked Calvados. Raw marinated scallops were metallic and inedible and were sent back nothing was sent to replace it. Crepe Suzette with scorched pineapple was poorly done. The waiter was apologetic and he actually agreed with me about the food he served. He recommended Pizza Libretto and the Black Hoof as alternatives for the rest of my trip. Note bring cash the underground parking garage will not accept their validated parking receipt.

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              Karieann Jul 3, 2010 08:09 PM

              My husband and I had the tasting menu dinner there last night, and loved it. Splendido (while still under David Lee) was a little tiny bit better (and more expensive as well) but we had an absoloutely lovely dinner the Auberge du Pommier. The menu has changed a bit: the scallop we had was *perfect*, and the other elements were also very good.
              We tried to exit with our stamped ticket and it didn't work, so then we took it to the pay kiosk machine, and it said that the amount due was $0.00, gave the ticket back, and then it worked for exiting.

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              88 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1G5, CA

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                pluckypear Jan 24, 2012 05:15 PM

                My sister took me here for dinner last week. She had recieved a hundred dollar gift card. The meal with tip cost 300 and of course it could easily have been 400. The setting was elegant and we had impeccable service. We sat near the fireplace and were comfortable. We both skipped appetizers simply because none of them appealed to us. We do not eat meat but do eat seafood. There were oysters but they were cooked and I prefer raw oysters. We both had the lobster and it was wonderful. The presentation was lovely. The breads the bread person brings to the table were very fresh and yummy. I had two cocktails and my sister had one. We both had a glass of red wine with the meal. We then had desert, mine was fabulous, a chocolate desert with banana ice cream, hers was okay, a lemon cake with olive oil ice cream. The only disappoinntment really was that we ordered coffee and it was stone cold. I sent it back and the next cups of coffee were fresh and hot but weak. Overall I would eat there again if someone took me on a date. lol It is too expensive for me. Other bonuses were that prior to our first course we were given amuse bouche's of celery soup and a tiny halibut spring roll. We also had two cookies presented to us at the end of the meal. We were sooo full.

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              KimTee May 1, 2012 10:20 AM

              Really nice place. great service and atmosphere. Food was very good but we found the portion sizes rather small. Still felt kind of hungry at the end of the meal. Overall was a good experience, but pricey. We thought we could get better value for what we paid for our meal. Chocolate dessert was delicious.

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