Monthly Archives: December 2011

Chez Laurent Restaurant

4965 Chez Laurent Restaurant
(Yonge St & Sheppard Ave)
T: 416-590-0909

Here’s a quaint family-owned restaurant/old style home located right on Yonge Street (just south of Sheppard). Although a bit run down, it complemented the ambiance .. cozy, homely and non-pretentious.
The food was spectacular and mostly homemade but it was the owner’s passion that gave the place its energy. This restaurant is truly a hidden gem within the city.

• Thin pasta wrapped with salmon, spinach and cheese (special, not on menu)
• White wine with cassis liquor (similar to a rose)

Good to Know
• Best seats: Next to the fireplace
• Service: Very friendly, knowledgable and passionate
• Atmosphere: Old fashion, traditional, cozy, non-pretentious; generally an older crowd
• Ideal for: Semi-casual gatherings; home cooked food lovers; pasta lovers
• Attire: Casual
• Reservations recommended: Yes
• Patio recommended: Yes

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Ten Ren’s Tea Time

111 Times Ave #101, Markham ON L3T 0A2
(Hwy 7 & Valleymede)
T: 905-881-8896

You probably recognize Ten Ren’s brand for their tea but very little people know that they also have locations for dining as well. The food was okay but their drinks are amazing. Flavours vary from the exotic fruits i.e. lychee to the more common ones i.e. green apple, available hot or cold.

• Pineapple Lychee Hot Tea
• Soft Ribs Green Tea Noodles in Soup

Good to Know
• Best seats: Booths at the back (for more privacy)
• Service: Slow but server made the effort to appear apologetic
• Atmosphere: Contemporary; trendy
• Ideal for: Casual gatherings; Tea lovers/dates
• Attire: Casual
• Reservations recommended: No
• Patio recommended: N/A

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Ten Ren's Tea Time on Urbanspoon