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#331 Sneakeater

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 04:26 PM

Wait, are you saying that Justin Bieber has involved himself in politics?


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#332 AaronS

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 05:05 PM

no politics.

#333 taion

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 08:35 PM

Is Justin Bieber okay though?


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#334 AaronS

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 10:29 PM

not morally.

#335 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 03:11 PM

Where should I send my b-I-l who will be in town for a long weekend? Moderately priced probably best.
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#336 Adrian

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 08:49 PM

whar would he consider mid-range? Any food style preferences?

I think you need to interpret what I'm saying in a reasonable way.


#337 Adrian

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 10:50 PM

Subject to whittling the list down based on criteria:

Cafe Cancan (French bistro cooking done with far more technical skill than you would expect at the price point)

Dandylion (very smart, small menu new America)

Grey Gardens (Mitch Bates cooks new American small plates with a very good for Toronto wine list)

Brothers (polished wine bar, seasonal small plates)

All seem to fit the criteria. Up a price level are La Banane (french) and Bar Isabel (Spanish), more Italianate I was unimpressed by La Palma, but Piano Piano, Enoteca Sociale and Campagnolo are all good at what they do.

I think you need to interpret what I'm saying in a reasonable way.


#338 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 01:37 PM

all reasonable questions.  They regularly dine at the mid priced UES places.  I'd guess they are moderately adventurous with non-seafood.  Would assume western styles mostly. 


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#339 Adrian

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 01:39 PM

I think Cafe Cancan is the obvious choice then.

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#340 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 01:51 PM

you love isabel tho right? 

 

If it were one of us going what would you recc? 


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#341 Adrian

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 06:52 PM

Do you want my power rankings?

Alo and Edulis and Buca Yorkville I think are the current top three, but a higher price point.

La Banane is in the same price range as Isabel and my 2017 meals there have been stronger than Isabel - it's very good. Isabel is not as good as its prime but currently has my favorite wine list. Still very good.

Cafe Cancan is a price point down, but it's doing what it does basically perfectly. The foie dishes are even better than that.

I think you need to interpret what I'm saying in a reasonable way.


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 02:35 AM

Where do you put Scaramouche and Richmond Station?

 

An acquaintance who used to live in TO (and still visits frequently) speaks very highly of both those restaurants, but his taste in restaurants is a bit suspect (from what I know of the restaurants he likes where he lives now).



#343 Adrian

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 11:34 AM

Richmond Station is good, especially for its area.

I do not like Scaramouche.

I think you need to interpret what I'm saying in a reasonable way.