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Posted by Jacob Greer / Reviewed on July 3, 2011 / review policy

Wish TorontoWish is at once peaceful and full of energy. Located at 3 Charles Street, it's just a few doors west of the ever busy, always bustling, Yonge Street. Its warm and inviting interior is perfect for a date night while its patio, with painted country chairs and slip covered sofa seating, is an ideal place to spend an evening with friends who plan on having more wine than dinner.

Wish TorontoA man in a plaid shirt seats us and returns promptly to take our drink order. We decide on a bottle of flat water ($6) to share and I order a Mill St. Organic ($7). My date goes for the Paris Mojito ($11) because it combines two of her favourite things: Paris, and j's that make h sounds.

Wish TorontoBread and freshly prepared hummus with just the right amount of garlic arrives in quick succession.

When out for dinner, I try to choose meals that I'm least likely to prepare at home. That being said, from time to time a (Turkey) Burger and Fries ($13) is the only thing that will hit the spot. Topped with delicious guacamole and pickled red onions, Wish's burger is light and the perfect choice for a summer night. The fries, with fresh ground pepper, were among the best I've had recently.

Wish TorontoIn her own words my date's choice of the Fish and Chips with Saffron Tatar Sauce and Beetroot Slaw ($14) is "lovely". The battered fish is light and crispy and the hand cut shoestring fries are tiny works of art. The freshly prepared saffron tartar sauce is the perfect addition.

Wish TorontoFor dessert we finish things off with a delectable Chocolate Volcano Cake ($7), and a Limoncello Cheesecake ($7). We are accidentally charged for a third dessert but if the cake and cheesecake were any indication, I'm sure it would have been delicious as well.

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wolfshades / July 3, 2011 at 03:25 pm
Nice review. The information and pics are compelling. I'm looking forward to checking this place out for myself.
helpthephotog / July 3, 2011 at 07:46 pm
oh dear, what happened to theses photos?? they are so sad and impossible terrible! i think my iphone shoots better
Simonyyz / July 3, 2011 at 08:26 pm
I thought they had a nice kodachrome 1970s look to them:
Henry / July 3, 2011 at 09:20 pm
Why is the food pink?
dave replying to a comment from helpthephotog / July 3, 2011 at 09:57 pm
jeez - ragging on food review photos?
chooch replying to a comment from helpthephotog / July 3, 2011 at 11:52 pm
Sounds like you should put that iPhone to work and get yourself out there.
lynne / November 9, 2012 at 09:33 pm
Every chance I get I gotta say, I love this restaurant.
Sam / June 9, 2013 at 01:18 pm
The manager, the blonde lady, she is a sociopath. Avoid her at all costs. I saw her mouthing off her employees. So rude to do that in front of customers. The food in this place is nothing special anyway.
Gigi / March 19, 2015 at 12:33 am
Wish used to be amazing! Now...not so much. If your cheapest bottle of wine is $52, you'd better train your servers how to serve wine properly. Our guy was well-meaning but he didn't have a clue. Then there's the food. Again, it used to be great. Now...not so much. Dinner for two was $138.00 before tip. I've had better meals for half the price.

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