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“Mr Panos and a Decent Meal...”
Review of The Local Company

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The Local Company
Ranked #4,884 of 8,641 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $20 - $40
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: East End
Cross street: Fenwick Avenue
Transit: Chester Subway Station or Pape Subway Station
Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Mr Panos and a Decent Meal...”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

I went to this place for a comedy show that showcased Mr.Panos (Yannis Pappas) and Manolis Zontanos. Tickets were $85 per person and it included a decent meal. Nice venue, clean, service was good, lots of seating. Meal seemed pricy for what you got but it was of good quality - steak and veggies. Portions were small for my taste, especially being on the Danforth - but I'm a horse so I can respect that it would have been enough for others. Good experience all around and the owner (sorry I can't recall his name) gave the entire restaurant courtesy shots of a blue liquor - nice touch.

  • Visited May 2012
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English first
toronto
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

5 for dinner on sat. night. Really inexperienced staff (eg. taking dirty cutlery off the plates she was removing and putting them on the linen table - to keep and use again - didn't know the menu - didn't ask about the food..)

The food was highly disappointing, med-rare steak was med-well but tasted like stagnant blood - nice huh - nothing was 'good' - just not bad enough to send back. The prices don't align with the quality of the food - or the freshness (lacking).

Don't go - you will leave saying the same - wouldn't go back - wasn't worth the money and the staff needs experience.

  • Visited May 2012
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North York
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good food poor service”
Reviewed January 1, 2012

The day we visited there seem to be a private function at the back of the restaurant and we waited a long time through out our meal for service. It was very noisey and we were seated close to the door and it was quite cold. When our meal arrived the food was good.
Tip: unless you are visiting in the summer dont sit close to the door and when booking ask if there is a private function there that evening. This was my 3rd attempt and the previous 2 times I was told there was a private function.
Decor is lovely

  • Visited November 2011
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Toronto
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Should decide whether it is a restaurant or a bar.”
Reviewed October 23, 2011

Food does not live up to the prices being charged. With entrees close to $20 each and very expensive wine, I expect a certain quality of food. Do not go here for dinner. It is an attractive setting for drinks and a club like atmosphere later at night, but not worth the money for dinner. I had the salmon but asked for the olives to be left off. Our waitress checked with the chef and said that was not a problem. When the vegetable medley arrived with the salmon, it was full of olives. Not good if I was allergic. The salmon had a very thick layer of pesto on it. My spouse had chicken with bone in, plain white rice and a huge pile of broccoli - for $18! Shameful. The only redeeming part was that when I complained we received 2 dessert wines and a creme brulee on the house. The dessert had obviously been in the fridge for awhile and had been pre-torched and then refridgerated. Not the way I want creme brulee for the prices they charge. Go elsewhere for a nice meal.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank spagirlToronto
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Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Dinner is Not worth the money”
Reviewed September 11, 2011

I've been to the Local once before this for a friends b-day and had bottle service and the dj was playing awesome mixes and the decor is very posh and classy. This time we went for another bday but dinner first. I had the chicken and the dish was about 17$ plus tax and 18% tip because of the large group. The chicken wasn't anything special the seasoning on it was over salted but i do have to admit it was extremely tender. Although the "risotto" that came with my chicken was just like bigger grains of uncle bens rice. I've had risotto before and this was not it. My friend had the gnocchi which was the same price and when it came out it was mushy and burnt. They did send it back, it wasn't burnt but still over cooked and not very appetizing when it came back out. The muscles were pretty good and the sweet potatoes fries were ok. If you want to spend 30-50$ on dinner i'd suggest looking somewhere else. Its a great lounge for drinks late night or early and cool top 40 remixes.

  • Visited September 2011
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