Winterlicious 2013 Last Call: the scoop on the hot restaurants that still have tables available

Winterlicious 2013 Last Call: the scoop on the hot restaurants that still have tables available

Unusually, there are still a few tables available at Canoe this year (Image: Renée Suen)
 

Winterlicious ends on Thursday, but not before the dramatic final push, during which diners inundate their favourite ’licious restaurants with calls in the hopes of squeezing themselves into a cancellation. We called the 10 most-clicked on restaurants from our 61 Best Bets to find your best shot at scoring a table.

1. Splendido
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Splendido booked all its Winterlicious tables in four days flat. Still, co-owner Victor Barry says about 5 per cent of ’licious bookings cancel or simply don’t show up—so there’s still a chance.

2. Canoe
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Lunch is fully booked, but Canoe just opened up a few two-person tables for dinner tonight and tomorrow.

3. Luma
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The private room has been commandeered for ’licious purposes at Luma, meaning availability is pretty good for lunch and dinner. That said, larger groups are likely to be slotted in at the very beginning or very end of service, and peak hour tables for all party sizes are mostly gone.

4. Aria
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Dinner tonight at Aria is booked pretty solid until 7—when the Leafs game starts across the street. Availability is good for the rest of Winterlicious at lunch and dinner, although Thursday is starting to fill up.

5. Grace
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There are still some early and late tables available tomorrow (the restaurant is closed tonight), but on Wednesday and Thursday, Grace is booked up until 9.

6. Estiatorio Volos
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Volos can still accommodate most party sizes for lunch and dinner for the rest of Winterlicious.

7. North 44°
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Availability at Mark McEwan’s uptown restaurant is pretty good today and tomorrow, but come Thursday, the only Winterlicious reservations left are before 6 and after 9.

8. Auberge du Pommier
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Every Winterlicious table is gone. Sorry.

9. Colborne Lane
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Colborne Lane can slot Winterlicious bookings in at various times tonight and Wednesday. Tomorrow, there are only two tables left, and on Thursday, the only ’licious bookings are at the bar.

10. Frida
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The restaurant is closed today, but there are still plenty of Winterlicious spots left for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.