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Liberty Belle Bistro

I love Liberty Belle Bistro. Hubby and I were there last month and everything was perfect. The portions are on the small side, but sufficient. I prefer quality over quantity and was impressed with the quality of the dishes. We had a salted caramel chocolate tart for dessert that was divine. The handsome owner/chef came to our table to chat. I think I have a bit of crush.:-)

Affordable restuarant/venue for rehearsal dinner

One of their menus is called "BBQ on the Rooftop". I assume there must be a rooftop where such a BBQ could be held. As I mentioned, I haven't researched this venue much, but it sounds promising. Since you're in the building, why not drop in and do some recon work for us ;)

Affordable restuarant/venue for rehearsal dinner

I've just started looking for a venue for a party with similar specifications as yours. The new Against the Grain Urban Tavern at Harbourfront looks like a good option. I haven't contacted them yet, but they have several group menu options, including a BBQ on the rooftop for $22/person. If you do contact them, please report back if there are any minimum expenditures, extra fees, etc.

best bakery?? midtown or downtown?

Jake's is gone. I think The Mad Italian took over their space.

Cafe or Restaurant with sizable Dessert Selection in downtown Toronto

The Counter (open 24 hours) and Beerbistro (open until 2am) have good selections of housemade desserts.

Beer Bistro
18 King St. E, Toronto, ON M5C 1C4, CA

The Counter
550 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V, CA

"Canadian" Food!!??

I thought of one more - Watt's in Eglinton Square. It's been there forever and very popular with older white people.

"Canadian" Food!!??

You might like Patrician Grill on King near Jarvis. If that is too far, there's the Wexford in Scarborough and McSorley's in Leaside.

Patrician Grill
219 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A1J9, CA

2072 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto, ON M1R2Z5, CA

Mongozo coconut beer (or other flavours) in the GTA?

The Mongozo website lists McClelland Premium Imports as their Canadian distributor. McClelland is in Mississauga. You could give them a call.

Looking for restaurant ideas near Eaton Centre, with a few restrictions...

Salad King is right by the Eaton Centre, wheelchair friendly, vegan friendly, and allergy accommodating. It's not high end, but could work for you and your mum. This is their menu:

Salad King
340 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B1R7, CA

fried green tomatoes?

Real Canadian Superstore sells Habitant chow-chow. The Gilead Cafe sells jars of house-made green tomato relish.

Toronto's most boring resto: your nominations, please

I nominate Tabule. I've been seven times. Five of those times, we had the same waiter. Each time he asked us, "Is it your first time here?". The first few times, we said no, but he didn't have any follow-up, so on subsequent visits, we tried saying yes...still no follow-up. I would have forgiven the fact that he didn't recognize us if he had something interesting to say.

The food is good, but boring. If you've never had Middle Eastern cuisine, it's new, exiting and different, This problem is, once you've been there a few times or you're familiar with Lebanese food, you realize that there's no creativity whatsoever in their dishes. The vast majority of the main courses are just rice, grilled vegetables and some kind of kebab. Yawn.

2009 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4S 1Z8, CA

Pancakes or French Toast for Dinner!

If you deign to eat at Pickle Barrel, you can get their French toast at dinnertime.

Wanted: Brunch Buffet for Mother's Day...fancy pants please!

The Estates of Sunnybrook do a Mother's Day brunch buffet every year. The cost is $50/pp +tax, tip, and alcohol.

Inexpensive AYCE buffets downtown

There's Copacabana near Yonge and Eglinton. It's a Brazilian restaurant where the waiters come around with a variety of meats and shave it onto your plate at the table. They also have a buffet with side dishes and salads. The price per person varies depending on day and time. It can be quite expensive on Saturday nights ($50), but they are considerably cheaper at lunch time (not sure of the price, but I know they used have a $12.99 Friday lunch special).

Venue for 150 south of Bloor

Sounds like you're having a string of bad luck! The Madison has a couple of pool tables. It's slightly north of Bloor, but it could work for your function.

Madison Ave Pub & Restaurant
14 Madison Ave, Toronto, ON M5R, CA

Looking for Unique Wedding Venue for a very large group-Help!

I attended a lovely wedding with about 400 guests at the Sunnyside Pavillion - great spot on the lake.

Venue for 150 south of Bloor

How about C'est What? I think it fits all your criteria. Or maybe Spacco?

C'est What
67 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E1B5, CA

Spacco Restaurant & Billiard Bar
2415 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P2E7, CA