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Oct 8, 2003 08:52 AM

First class Sunday Brunch

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Our family wants to take our dad out for Sunday brunch for his 80th birthday. Does anyone know a top-notch place that's open for Sunday brunch? Recommendations I have had so far are Scarmouche, Rosewater Supper Club, Canoe and Splendido. I don't know if they are open Sunday and if they are worth the price. Suggestions?

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  1. for a special brunch, I would recommend Agora at the AGO. I was there a few weeks ago, and it was thoroughly enjoyable. The menu is quite different from the usual brunch fare - for exmple I had the lightest ever souffle with spicy pepper sauce and caviar. It is more pricey than most brunches, and the meals are also small (you do need to order some appetizers in addition to your main plates), but the quality of the food, the interesting menu and presentation are well worth it. In addition, the place itself is beautiful, set in a glass-enclosed court, quite elegant. After your meal, you can visit free of charge a Victorian house attached to the gallery, period furnished and equipped with guides (I forget the name of it). It's well worth the visit, if only to see the ingenious way the Victorians lifted food to different levels of the house, and for the 19th century refrigeration system.

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    1. re: kasia

      I agree with Agora. It's a beautiful place to have brunch--the bread basket was lovely and the entrees up to and including dessert were great. (Lunch @ AGORA was not so good.)

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      galloping gourmand

      Mildred Pierce is an interesting place for brunch

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      1. re: galloping gourmand

        I 2nd that - I have the green eggs and ham!!! yummy

      2. I would recommend Provence in Cabbagetown. A lovely prix fixe brunch for about $17 pp, including salad, choice of egg dish & dessert. Good food, very pretty, good service.


        1. Try the Doctor's House. I've been many times. The location is beautiful. The food is great. The number is 416-234-8080