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cynalan | Jan 24, 2009 08:44 PM

At the recommendation of BokChoi from a Nota Bene thread, my SO and tried Weezie's tonight. It was an easy walk to the Alumnae Theatre so we didn't have to park twice.

Weezie's is a small bistro at 345 King St E. It is located in what appears to be an addition to a house and is identified only by a W in a circle. The restaurant is small seating only about 30 people.

Appetizers: I ordered the steak tartare which was quite good. It was nicely spiced with a variety of herbs and had a bit of a zing to it. Served with three spicy cornichon and three crostini. It was quite enjoyable. My SO ordered the cod cakes. I sample them and enjoyed them much more than most crab cakes we've tried... a more delicate flavour. They were quite crispy on the outside, soft and tender inside.

Mains: Steak and frite for me. The steak was OK, nothing to write home about. Not particularly spiced, maybe a bit of pepper. It was tender enough and cooked to perfection but was rather nondescript. On the other hand, the frites with garlic mayonnaise was excellent. I'm trying to watch the waist line and probably would have ordered seconds. Crispy on the outside, soft inside and delicately spiced. My SO ordered the scallops... 3 seared scallops servered on a dollop of scallop potatoes, garnished with frisee and seared cherry tomatoes. The dish worked well but was a bit on the small side. Don't mean this to sound sexist, but I think most guys would have walked away hungry. My wife is petite and found it just right.

Desserts: Only two on the menu: 1. Pecan Pie; 2. Profiteroles. My SO had the pie. It contained some very fresh pecans and was not overly sweet. I really detest sugary sweet sugar pie with a couple of pecans that masquerades as pecan pie. It was quite nice on a delicate, flaky pastry. Not outstanding but adequate.

Wine List: Sadly, the wine list is very short... only about 5 whites and 6 reds. Nothing really outstanding.

Service: Not particularly attentive, even though the restaurant was not full. After the first wine pour, we were pretty much on our own.

Overall impression: It was a good, not great dinner. Cost for 2 apps, 2 mains, 1 dessert and bottle of wine, with tip - $150. I would go again if we return to the theatre, but I would not consider it a destination that I would go out of my way to try. Given the choice between Weezie's and Batifole (a bit further north) I would choose the latter for the broader menu and fantastic wine list.

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