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Arlequin and Modo closed!


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Arlequin and Modo closed!

The Macallan 18 | Jul 8, 2007 04:48 PM

Spent last night walking thru the Yorkville-Annex neighbourhood and noticed that these two restaurants have recently closed! Of course, Modo being in Toronto's premier 'cursed' location was bound to close...but only lasting a year?? Never dined there as I have never really liked their previous restaurants (La Vecchia and Monte Cristo), but just wondering if anyone had thoughts of what should be done with this terrible restaurant location that no one seems to be able to make work!

Secondly, we also noticed that the once great Arlequin has also closed. I remember having some pretty good lunches and late dinners there in the late 90's. Always a quaint little room with consistently good, simple french bistro fare. I wonder what this stretch of Avenue Road really needs to bring it back to life!

Hoping the area can lift through the past of boring over-rated, over-priced restaurants with the same menu etc. (sotto sotto, spuntini, era ora, cantine). At least Boba and Mistura are still good...but too expensive to be neighbourhood staples.

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