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Toronto Restaurants


Updated 09/24/2013

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Skillful chef-owner Eugene Shewchuk presents fresh, pretty dishes in a light and airy space with accents of wood and linen. Basil-crusted roast rack of New Zealand lamb with polenta and creamy curried coconut risotto with jumbo shrimp exemplify the inspired comfort food. Messis is a favorite for small celebrations because of lovely desserts like a phyllo package of wild blueberries and white chocolate. The summer patio twinkles with lights at night.

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97 Harbord St., Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1G4, Canada

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • No lunch Sat.–Mon.

Updated 09/24/2013


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Jul 10, 2006

Great Date Spot

I took my girlfriend there a week ago, and was a little apprehensive as they told me that I would have to be done dinner in 2 hours. 3 hours later we were on our second bottle of wine and finishing up dessert. The service was great and the summer appetizer specials were equally as good. The grilled shrimp were fantastic, though an extra shrimp or two would have been nice. My salmon main was cooked very well, and should definitely be done as per

the chef's recommendation of medium. I would head back here in a group, with a significant other and even with business clientele. Great value.

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Apr 21, 2003

Great value

helpful cheerful staff great daily specials will accomodate menu changes great presentation interesting food mixes can get very busy reservations probrably needed

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Sep 1, 2001

Excellent gourmet food

Indoors is very simple, but elegant, outdoors terrace is not as charming as one would hope, but great service and excellent food make up for everything. would greatly recommend

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