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Which is Better - Fressen or Calico?

I've been to all three: Calico, no contest. The owner chef there used to cook at Fressen. Lovely backyard garden, too.

http://www.calicocafe.ca/

And Karine's isn't exclusively vegetarian.

Sep 13, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bo De Duyen question

BDB is now a bubble tea shop on Spadina just north of Queen W about 2 blocks south of where they used to be. No eat-in. Frozen vegetarian food only (mostly fake meat), tho they might have a non-frozen daily special. Nothing at all like it used to be. Dundas never opened.

Sep 12, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Buca VS Quanto Basta VS Scarpetta

If I was paying I'd go to Buca. If someone else was paying, Scarpetta no problem.

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Buca
604 King St. West, Toronto, ON M5V 1M6, CA

Sep 12, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Stockyards Smokehouse & Larder

Do tell!

Sep 12, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Crown Princess Fine Dining - Verdict is good! :)

I was charged $8 for SP dishes (chef specials) last Tuesday at 10:30 am. Must be a mix-up.

Sep 12, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Restaurants near the St. Lawrence Market?

Le Petit Dejeuner is nearby and won't blow the budget. French-ish (Belgian, actually) and you won't need a reso. They have booths! I'm sure someone will reco Origin, but it's a bit of a zoo after work.

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Le Petit Dejeuner
191 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A1J5, CA

Sep 10, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Crown Princess Fine Dining - Verdict is good! :)

Not everything's $3.10. Only the dishes that are regularly $5.30 (large) or $4.30 (medium) though that's the majority of the menu and the two dishes on the menu that are already $3.10.

The siu mai are $6.30.

Still a steal and better than paying full price.

Sep 10, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Anniversary dinner before leaving the country... where should we go?

Maybe the reason Wine Bar doesn't gets mentioned here much is because Scott Vivian doesn't cook there anymore?

Sep 09, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Ancient but good - what's your long standing favourite?

Swatow Special Noodles.

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Swatow
309 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2E6, CA

Sep 09, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Toronto Food Challenges

Nope, they just ring the bell when they serve them.

Sep 04, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Restaurant for a date with a "foodie"?

There's one at Yonge and Iabella. Toko or Toro? Cheaper than Fune, more casual.

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Fune
100 Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5H3G2, CA

Sep 04, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Restaurant for a date with a "foodie"?

Paramour!

Sep 03, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Local specialities

Wouldn't this be a taste of Athens?

Sep 02, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

DINNER TONIGHT - 2 FROM VANCITY

Terroni on Adelaide E in the old Courthouse (patio out back in garden).

South of Temperance on Adelaide W (great patio, no idea about food)

Harlem has a cute patio and soul food/Cajun menu at Richmond east of Church.

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South of Temperance
20 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H, CA

Sep 02, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What does Toronto do best?

Pretty much all tourist traps and franchises. Le Select is a five-minute walk away. And Dhaba has an Indian ayce lunch buffet that's quite OK.

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Le Select
432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V1E3, CA

Sep 02, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

My first time in Toronto and I dont have a car

Oops, didn't see that CP just opened on Bay.

Aug 30, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

My first time in Toronto and I dont have a car

Isn't the Crown Princess in Scarborough, nowhere near downtown Toronto where the car-less OP will be staying?

I'd also recommend Le Select for French.

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Le Select
432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V1E3, CA

Aug 30, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Fun places for dinner near Queen/King and Spadina?

The problem is the theatre is in an extremely touristy neighbourhood. Why not just go to the HRC if that's what you're looking for? It's almost the same walk from the Royal Alex it is to Queen & Spadina.

Aug 28, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

At a loss

It might help us if we knew your age group. A 20-something's idea of "fun" rarely appeals to someone in their 50s.

Aug 28, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

If you had one evening only in Toronto, where would you eat?

Sisters is highly rated? By who? Busloads of shut-ins?

Aug 26, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Lucy Restaurant

If it hasn't opened, how can there be reviews?

Aug 26, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Anyone been to Canoe Restaurant in Toronto? [moved from Manhattan board]

Hanoi 3 Seasons

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Hanoi 3 Seasons
588 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M1Y3, CA

Aug 19, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Food Challenges in vein of Man V. Food

The buffet at Captain John's.

Aug 19, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO: Restaurant like Black Hoof, open on Tuesday?

Beast

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Beast
96 Tecumseth St, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

Aug 16, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

best lunch in Toronto?

Susur Lee's Lee has a three-course prix fixe for $30 featuring some of his more famous dishes (Singapore slaw, etc).

Aug 16, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Downtown Setanta Bar?

Queen & Beaver shows all the games from 7 am. Give them a shout. Great food, too!

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Queen & Beaver
35 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G, CA

Aug 14, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Thai food on the danforth?

Jean's. It's vegetarian but I'm told the husband & wife/cooks were one of the first to do Thai in TO back in the 80s.

Aug 13, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Date night downtown tonight- where to?

Patio at George (quiet garden)

Patio at Origin (crowded curbside)

Aug 13, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chowhound faves in China Town/Entertainment District?

The Queen Mother for fusion-y southeast Asian.

Burrito Boyz and Burrito Bandido (California Mexican)

Swatow, Mother's Dumplings, Rol San (dim sum) and King's Noodle in Chinatown

Pho Pasteur (Vietnamese) in Chinatown (24 hour)

Sandwich Box behind the Sheraton (closed Sat & Sunday)

Ackee Tree (Caribbean), BQM Burger and Jules (French) at Queen & Spadina, Arepa Cafe (Venezuelan) a few blocks west

Little India And Trimurti for ayce Indian buffets (avoid Babur).

and then there's Kensington Market and Baldwin Village!

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Little India
255 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V1Z4, CA

Mother's Dumplings
421 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON , CA

Queen Mother
206 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V1Z2, CA

Burrito Boyz
218 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H1W7, CA

Rol San
323 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2E9, CA

Swatow
309 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2E6, CA

Pho Pasteur
525 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T1H4, CA

Ackee Tree
170 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2C2, CA

Arepa Cafe
490 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V, CA

Aug 13, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

has timothy's tikka house closed down?

So nothing's changed, then?

Aug 13, 2010
curnonsky in Ontario (inc. Toronto)