Tornative
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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    August 2, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 27, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    2.8
 
 
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Casual Bistro located in the heart of Entertainment District specialize in wood grilled steaks & lobster. Certified Angus, USDA Prime and Ontario Dry Aged Beef grilled over Canada"s first commercial indoor hickory & oak fired pellet char-broiler
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
What has happened to Fred's???
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 23/09/2014
 2011
Dined on 23/09/2014
 2011
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I was a regular (20 yrs ago) so I was disappointed by my most recent pre-theatre dinner at Fred's. We arrived 6ish on a Thurs night & it was almost empty. The host didn't seem interested when I told him I made a reservation. He was irritated that I asked to sit on the sidewalk patio (which was half empty). He just grunted. Server was a beautiful young lady who was very friendly and accommodating. My friend ordered a spicy curry dish & said it was very good. I opted for 2 appetizers: the lobster/crab bisque w/pastry topping was good. The simple salad I ordered was inedible. The spring mix was slimy and/or wilted and I asked the waitress to take it back to the kitchen. She did not offer to replace it, but removed it from the bill."
Dined on 23/09/2014
 2011
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In a polished, comfortable, upscale space in Toronto's financial district, beerbistro does beer true justice. Aside from a carefully chosen selection of 120 ales and lagers, in the kitchen beer infuses, pitches, cures, marinates, poaches and stews in most of its imaginative fresh market cuisine. From mouthwatering sourdough pitched with Cantillon-a cherished belgian lambic, to pulled pork slowly smoked with coffee porter, to beer ice cream, beerbistro's menu is a veritable beer-kaleidoscopic wonderland. beerbistro delivers the great beer experience, celebrating it as an accompaniment to food, a versatile and flavorful ingredient and as a quenching refresher or soothing restorative. Don't know anything about beer? An incredibly hospitable and beer-savvy staff will convert even the toughest non-believers. Like beer? Hold on to the reins with both hands, as the leader of this industry's beer-cuisine genre, beerbistro is habit-forming. Come let us change the way you think beer.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Attention all beer lovers!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 30/08/2014
 2011
Dined on 30/08/2014
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Very impressive beer menu and a nice friendly bar with a few screens for sports lovers. The patio is a quiet oasis in the centre of the city. The service is friendly too. The menu is not exhaustive, but had a nice selection of appetizers and mains for our Saturday lunch."
Dined on 30/08/2014
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Dear Patron,<br /><br />Welcome to bar MERCURIO. We are a quaint Italian restaurant that serves fresh pasta, a fish of the day, classic antipasti, and not - like our artichoke au gratin appitizer. With our salads you will find an anchovy partial cesar salad to a healthy dandelion salad with shaved crotonese cheese. <br /><br />And what stands out are our pizzas. Our pizza dough has been a family recipe for over 100 years and not compromised. We don't do any of the new soft dough stuff that is trendy and etc etc <br /><br />We serve classic pizzas like buffola and prosciutto to "crazy" stuff like pistacchio and fennel sausage. <br /><br />Our gluten free crust is uncompromising. <br /><br />In addition, we are pleased to be able to offer an interesting selection of wines by the glass with our Enomatic dispensing machine.<br /><br />We look forward to seeing you.<br /><br /> <br />Yours Truly,<br />Giuseppe Mercurio, <br />Proprietor
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Oh how I love Bar Mercurio ...
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/08/2014
 2011
Dined on 04/08/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"... and have for many, many years. It is consistently GREAT and I can't say that about many Toronto restaurants. The food is always amazing and there is something on the menu for everyone. My friend and I decided to share a few plates for a long, leisurely lunch (with wine) and we enjoyed everything we ordered. We started with an arugula salad with crab, avacado and beets. Then moved onto a beautiful thin crust pizza with fennel sausage and wonderfully goopy cheese. Then we sampled the artichoke pasta. The house red wine by-the-glass was great too, but unfortunately doesn't come in half- or full-litres. We finished off with Americanos (also fabulous) and were too full to even think about dessert."
Dined on 04/08/2014
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Stylish, upscale eatery, bar lounge and patio by restaurateurs Peter Oliver and Michael Bonacini (Canoe, Jump, Biff's Bistro, Auberge du Pommier). Steps to the Air Canada Centre, Sony Centre, Bay Street Business District and Yonge Street Theatre District. <br /><br />Offers modern, fresh market cuisine, and superior service. Enjoy a diverse selection of inspired North American dishes, including made-from-scratch soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas, fire-roasted pizzas, market fresh seafood and locally sourced meat. Innovative cocktails, great value wines and a full bar menu make O&B Café Grill the perfect destination for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch or cocktails. In season, enjoy a full wrap around patio on one of Toronto's most iconic downtown corners.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
It was so much better ...
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 31/07/2014
 2011
Dined on 31/07/2014
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"... when it opened. I am not sure the menu has changed much at all since its opening. I live in the neighbourhood so if I loved O&B I would be there weekly, but I don't love it. The 'after daily trading closes' crowd packs the outdoor patio bar every week night that you really wouldn't fit in unless you had a suit on and were with a pack of brokers. I much prefer other O&B locations."
Dined on 31/07/2014
 2011
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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