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C'est What

Posted by Tanja / Reviewed on May 3, 2007 / review policy

C'est What TorontoAmidst my group of friends, C'est What has earned a reputation as a great "first date place". With a mixed crowd, warm atmosphere and diverse menu, it welcomes most anyone like an old friend.

On this occasion, I arrive in a large group (including a couple dates) and settle in somewhere between the bar, pool tables and a fireplace lounge area. We kick things off with drinks from the 35 beers on tap and then look over the menu.

Dubbed "ethno-clectic", this menu is clearly not limiting itself to pub standards. We order up Moroccan Stew, Jerk Chicken Roti, Vegetarian Roti, a "Lamburger", and a Veggie Burger.

RotiBoth roti come without sides, as they take up most of the plate on their own.

Pictured at the top, the jerk chicken ($9.95) is mixed with vegetables, sauce and chick peas while the vegetarian roti ($7.95) packs huge chunks of baked potato along with chick peas and veggies.
Veggie Roti

Moroccan StewCrossing continents, the garlicky Moroccan Stew ($9.95) proves to be a hearty and nutritious choice. Served over basmati rice, it was rich with chunky vegetables, chick peas, beans, apricots and raisins.

LamburgerThe Greek-influenced "Lamburger" ($9.95) is one of the most popular dishes at C'est What and it's not hard to see why. You get a juicy minced lamb patty, grilled and topped with melted Swiss, alongside herbed "frites" and a side of tzatziki. We ordered two of 'em at our table alone.

Veggie BurgerWhile the menu describes the Veggie Burger ($8.25) as being served on a toasted bun, I was delighted when mine arrived on thinner slices of toasted multigrain. With just a little added mustard, it was savoury and well proportioned. A huge side salad made this a balanced dish I'd order again.

Apple Pie a la ModeAs for dessert, what it lacks in presentation it makes up for in flavour. A messy honey-crumble-topped Apple Pie a la Mode ($7.25), and a whip-cream-drowned Hazelnut Brownie Sundae ($6.95) are both are delicious and sized generously. Ask for extra spoons... even if you're alone. You'll make lots of new friends.

Hazelnut Brownie Sundae


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C'est What
67 Front Street East (at Church)
416-867-9499
11:30am to 2am everyday


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