- Address: 2075 Yonge St, Toronto
- Visited: 05/04/2012, Weekday Lunch, 2 people
- Cuisine: French
- Rating: 4.0 5.0 Excellent, worth every $
4.5 Good, food & value
4.0 Good, but $$, would re-visit
3.5 Meh, good $, would re-visit
3.0 Meh, would not re-visit
2.0 Did not like $$ [$] <20; [$$] <40; [$$$] <80; [$$$$] >80
- Website: http://coquinerestaurant.com/
Coquine is a French Bistro, just south of Eglinton on Yonge with an amazing covered patio. It’s one of a few mid-range restaurants in the area, which I will be adding to my lunch rotation when in need of finer fare.
Atmosphere: We opted to enjoy our meal outside, on their patio and it was a beautiful day. Tables were well set, although a touch small for all the cutlery and dishes. The cover was nice, as it provided fresh air and sunlight, without baking in the sun.
Service: Service was pleasant. The server opened with introducing the daily specials and bread was delivered to the table promptly. The bus girl also tried very hard to arrange all the dishes (bread plate, fries, main, etc) on the limited surface area.
Food: The omelette of the day sounded very appetizing, with bacon and dried blueberries, however we were looking for something more filling. I ordered the Moules Frites (mussels and fries) in a white wine sauce and my companion the Grilled Salmon. The white wine sauce was delicious, I may have polished off a lot more bread than necessary because of it. The mussels were really fresh and not over cooked. I personally like fries that aren’t crispy (a la Swiss Chalet), and these were perfect. The portion was also quite large and I only finished half the bowl myself. The ketchup and mayonnaise served with the fries were fine, nothing out of the ordinary though. All in all, a good meal, a higher price point for every day lunch but perfect for a treat.
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