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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

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

C'est What


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