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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
October 11, 2010
From journal Toronto in October
April 20, 2004
The beer selection is great and they make some fine in-house brews, the Coffee Porter and the Rye Beer are fairly unique, though I like the Kawartha Lakes Raspberry Wheat Ale. They also offer a decent wine selection and quite a wide selection of whiskies.
The food is a mishmash of various products of world fusion and it’s as multiethnic as Toronto itself. I recommend the lamburger or chicken satay, both are quite tasty. The falafels are passable if you're vegetarian or vegan, though there are better falafels to be had in Toronto. The antojitos are a very yummy appetizer.
Nia, which is in an adjoining room (a little cozy) is only accessible via their Church Street entrance, but it’s worth checking out. You can order from the same kitchen and the bar offerings are the same, but the music, which sometimes spills over to the C'est What side, is what makes this place special. Nia features a wide variety of music: jazz, alt. pop, folkies and rockers, the quality being the only common theme. The booker is quite savvy with regard to up and coming talent so you'll see a lot of really cool acts, and be able to say, "I saw them when."
From journal Toronto - Way Downtown
by Tim G
February 27, 2004
Plus it's the perfect setting to down a few pints. Soft lighting, couches, weird art on the wall. Very laid back atmosphere. Comfortable, too.
The food is also great, also worth visiting for on its own. I'm partial to the lamburger. Incredibly good. But they make a wicked shepherd's pie. And the lemongrass noodles are quite good. The menu is eclectic. Good use of fresh ingredients. Nothing boring.
Their antojitos make for excellent finger food. You could become addicted quickly. They're these bite sized, stuffed tortillas, with olives and cream cheese in them. Many other good appetizers and snack foods. I really dig their salsa (that comes with tortilla chips) as a light snack.
They go all out too with good steak, porter beef ribs, chicken tikka, and several good entrees. I really dig their souvlaki.
Every time I go here I wonder why I don't go more often. Good service, laid back atmosphere, excellent food. It can feel perfect sometimes.
Weeknights can be busy due to "Nia" the live music venue upstairs which is, I guess, just an extension of C'est What? Sometime maybe I'll check it out and review it separately.
From journal Continously Exploring Toronto