TorontonianTraveller
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  • Review Count
    10
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    December 26, 2013
  • Last Review
    January 7, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    2.9
 
 
TorontonianTraveller's Reviews
 
RARE Bar And Grill Chelsea has satisfied the diverse palates of New Yorkers by offering an unprecedented variety of burgers. We offer our very popular M&M Burger, Louie Burger and the vegetarian favorite Portobello Burger. RARE Bar and Grill also has a year-round rooftop bar & lounge on the 23rd floor. RARE View brings New Yorkers one of the hottest rooftops in the city. With a retractable roof, unique cocktails, music that never stops & iconic NYC skyline views, RARE View Rooftop is the ideal spot for cocktails under the stars.<br /><br />On behalf of all us at RARE we invite you to partake in the RARE dining & rooftop experience. You will leave happy, full and definitely "raring" to return!
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Burgers at the Rare
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/26/2013
 2006
Dined on 02/26/2013
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This spot has a lot of options for gourmet burgers. So what you can expect is a pricier version of meat on a bun, but mine was pretty tasty. As gourmet burgers go, i would rate it ok, but as some others have said, a little pricey."
Dined on 02/26/2013
 2006
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Located in the heart of The Art Deco District on Ocean Drive, A Fish Called Avalon features Modern American Seafood with tropical influences, impeccable service and nightly entertainment that further captures the true ambiance of South Beach.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/10/2013
 2006
Dined on 04/10/2013
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 04/10/2013
 2006
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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Against The Grain brings urban chic to the heart of Toronto in Leaside. Located on Laird Drive at the Leaside Village shopping complex, ATG Urban Tavern offers a sophisticated, warm dining environment spread over two floors and, in the summer, both a main floor and second floor patio. Our focus is fresh contemporary American cuisine with a twist - think braised beef nachos, lemongrass-cured trout or crab and szechuan shrimp penne. We also offer fresh oysters, an extensive salad selection, steaks, sandwiches and much more. If you wish to join us at one of our three bars, we offer 18 unique local and international draughts, rotating cask ales and an extensive list of wines and cocktails.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
With the Grain
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 07/07/2013
 2006
Dined on 07/07/2013
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is a pretty standard tavern with some interesting beers. They do their own and they have some unusual cocktails made with the beers. That makes it a bit different.
Good ambiance and decent service.
Menu is reasonably priced and has some good offerings -- the pulled pork flatbread was very good.
If you are grabbing a casual meal -- you can't go wrong here.
"
Dined on 07/07/2013
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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Authentic, exciting and innovative, Filini is a contemporary Italian restaurant and bar that focuses on the finest fresh ingredients and flavors. The cuisine is uncomplicated but exquisitely prepared and presented to enhance the excellence of the produce. Unpretentious and stylish, the mood of the restaurant is friendly and subtle with memorable Mediterranean overtones. An upscale, contemporary and culinary experience, Filini aims to be one of the hottest spots in Chicago.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/23/2013
 2006
Dined on 04/23/2013
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 04/23/2013
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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Encounter a premium dining experience without formality at Canyon Creek. Introduce your palate to our Signature Canyon Creek Dip or Prime Rib Quesadilla appetizer. Enjoy a popular favourite like the Chicago-cut Striploin Steak or the Roasted Prime Rib. We also have over 30 wines by the glass to complement your meal.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/02/2013
 2006
Dined on 10/02/2013
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/02/2013
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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Joe Badali's Ristorante Italiano & Bar brings the taste of Italy to the heart of Toronto. Our fine country Italian cuisine and magnificent landscape captures the charm and savouries of Italy as well as our great city. On your first visit to Joe Badali's you'll immediately feel like you're one of the family. Joe and his extended family welcome you with open arms. "Remember once a Badali - always a Badali"<br />Joe Badali's is located in a 100 year old building featuring exposed brick walls, original hardwood floors and an exposed 16' ceiling. Joe's is interestingly comprised of many rooms, nooks and crannies. When you first enter through our antique wooden revolving door, you'll cheerfully be greeted by a member of the family at the front door.<br />Tradition, family, great food, and hospitality. Hold on to your fork!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 29/12/2013
 2006
Dined on 29/12/2013
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 29/12/2013
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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The new REDS WINE TAVERN redefines social dining with culinary confidence and an engaging décor. Uncompromised values, timeless spirit and sociability prevail in a relaxed atmosphere. Our welcoming staff exude a warm personality and a true passion for food and wine. <br /><br><br><br />Converse with our executive chef and sommelier at our unique communal tasting table while enjoying one of our hand-crafted sharing plates. Enjoy a REDS classic cocktail or choose from our hand selected wine list.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Hmmm - not quite sure
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 06/01/2014
 2006
Dined on 06/01/2014
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Fyi - we have been to Reds in FCP which we like very much.
Decor was nice, and service was attentive.
Overall was ok -- was quite expensive for so casual a venue!
Not sure if we will be back, as for the money, I would expect something different.
The mussels and the kale/quinoa salad were good -- roast chicken dish was nothing special.
Wines were pricey.
"
Dined on 06/01/2014
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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Since its very first review in 1981, when Joanne Kates of The Globe & Mail raved both about the food and the unstinting attention to detail, Scaramouche has gone from strength to strength for over twenty years - no small feat in a world obsessed with trends and novelty. The food reflects chef Keith Froggett’s belief that less is more; that the finest ingredients classically combined result in a purity that transcends fads and fusion. The service is unobtrusive and faultless yet furnished simply, without pretense. The restaurant’s longevity is a testimonial to the pursuit of quality and the gracious welcome one receives at Scaramouche. Twice voted “Toronto’s Top Restaurant” by Gourmet magazine, Scaramouche remains the pre-eminent destination for fine food and excellent wines, the place to be as the sun sets and the lights of the city’s skyline begin to twinkle through the restaurant’s windows. Our goal is to ensure the most gracious of welcomes and quality throughout your visit.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Anniversary dining at Scaramouche
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 27/12/2013
 2006
Dined on 27/12/2013
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The service here is always wonderful. Best in the city (IMHO).
What we ate:
- Colville oysters and the grilled octopus salad to start
- the duck breast (with mushroom and foie gras stuffing) and the filet mignon as mains
- the coconut cream pie and the Valrhona chocolate mousse
The appetizers and mains were fantastic.
For me their coconut cream pie is "da bomb", but I have to say that the Valrhona mousse by comparison looked tiny. My husband said it was good, but that he needed a magnifying glass to see it (joking of course) -- and since the coconut cream pie is a generous offering -- well I shared! :) Service was wonderful, and they gave us a table by the window as requested.
Thanks to the management for a wonderful meal!
"
Dined on 27/12/2013
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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 Ouzeri Restaurant
Ouzeri Restaurant
Located in the heart of Toronto's Greek Town, Ouzeri has been a mainstay to one of North America's largest Greek communities. From their famous Saganaki, to their succulent roast lamb, to their daily seafood and fresh fish, Ouzeri recaptures the culinary style of authentic Greek cooking. The menu offers a wonderful myriad of tastes and textures. Ouzeri's shaded street side patio is the ideal spot to enjoy all the palates that Ouzeri has to offer in the warm summer days.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/15/2013
 2006
Dined on 7/15/2013
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/15/2013
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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John & Sons Oyster House - Downtown is out of the way from the hustle and bustle of the financial core but at the same time right in the middle of it, hidden away. From ducking down our little street, you feel as though you are doing something deliciously wicked. When you walk in the door of our 40 seat joint, you feel as though you’ve stumbled upon the best speakeasy in town and you’re getting away with flouting all the rules while everyone else behaves. You may think you’ll only have a few oysters and a quick drink while you’re there, but everything around you conspires to make you want to stay longer. Our fare varies according to the time of year, coastal fishing quotas and weather conditions. We can always shuck to order from a selection of 5-10 different Oysters daily, drawn from both our own beds in P.E.I. and the best growers in Canada, the USA and further abroad.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 13/12/2013
 2006
Dined on 13/12/2013
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Loved the Oyster Sliders and the Clam Chowder. I have been to the midtown location and it has a little more room."
Dined on 13/12/2013
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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