Never made it to Wvrst since it was too busy. We went to Le Select instead. I had some seared tuna entree and my cousin had steak & frites. For a Wednesday night, it was pretty booked up and busy. I kind of wish I could sit at the bar instead of the table for two in the middle. Glass of wine + some scotches, $117 + tip. My cousin wanted to go to the bar at Sen5es next. Since the Bollywood stuff is in town, plenty of chances to look at Indian women dressed up. This bar is pretty funny. You ask for Lagavulin, and they go and they come back and say no. You ask for Laphroaig, and they go and come back and say no. They also had to double check whether straight up was the same as neat. I wish they would just tell me what's there. Anyway, the waitress ended up being quite nice. We had two dessert cakes (coffee + mousse) too but I didn't find them spectacular. $90 + tip. In the end, we got some free double shots for a price of a single, which was agreeable.
Ate at Gabardine. Grabbed a big table by myself at 4:30pm and I didn't get any flak for it. Shared a ploughman's platter, some cod cakes, two orders of mac and cheese, devilled eggs, a risotto (sent to us in error), mussel and frites, plus alcohol for 5 people, ended up being around $248 + tip. Service really dipped as they entered the busy period but they didn't charge the risotto. As always, an interesting crowd with some eye candy for SF.
Also ate at Liberty Belle Bistro. I had steak and frites and my friend had some crepe that was sweet. We did dinner at 11:00pm so there was only one server left. Took my scotch away with a little bit left at the bottom (scotch neat, not on the rocks where you can make the mistake). Oh well. $78 + tip. I rather thought this would be a family type brunch place but seating is a bit tight for the wee ones. I would consider it if I'm in the Liberty Village area but wouldn't go out of my way to go here.
For lunch, did some sashimi a la carte and chutoro at Take - my share being $30 + tip. I never knew this was a sister restaurant to Nami. Then I read there were a million sister restaurant partnerships in Toronto for Japanese places.