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Saturday lunch - upscale & preferably not downtown

Jenny Jul 1, 2004 02:44 PM

Any suggestions for somewhere really good for lunch on a Saturday? Most places seem to be closed for lunch on Saturday. Ideally, north of Eglinton and between Avenue Rd. and Bayview. But I'm flexible. While I hesitate to say that money is no object, I'm looking for truly excellent food. Style not too important since we like most things.


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    TL RE: Jenny Jul 1, 2004 09:19 PM

    I had a very pleasant (weekday) lunch at Millie's on Avenue Rd a few weeks back. They may do brunch at the weekend though, not lunch. We split an omelette and salad, very good. Kinda North African - Middle Wastern influenced flavors

    Link: http://www.torontolife.com/cityguide/...

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      Texsquared RE: Jenny Jul 2, 2004 01:05 AM

      That's easy. Auberge du Pommier. On the west side of Yonge St. a block south of the 401.

      Link: http://www.aubergedupommier.com/me_lu...

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        Jenny RE: Texsquared Jul 2, 2004 07:50 AM

        I tried them - they are closed for lunch on Saturday

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          Texsquared RE: Jenny Jul 2, 2004 12:17 PM

          Thanks for letting me know. This wasn't made obvious on their site...

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        Jo RE: Jenny Jul 2, 2004 09:32 AM

        Smalltalk Cafe on Bayview (south of Eglinton) is a lovely little place. May not be as upscale as you are looking for, but the food is always good. It may be crowded though, as they are participating in Summerlicious. Another possibility is Wildfire Grill up Yonge, north of Lawrence, south of York Mills. And though I haven't been there yet, the Miller Tavern (Yonge, just south of York Mills) is getting great reviews from my friends who have been. The general consensus is kind of overpriced, but excellent.

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          Jenny RE: Jenny Jul 4, 2004 06:52 PM

          Thanks for all the suggestions. Since I wanted something quite special as a farewell lunch for son who lives in UK, I opted for Lai Wah Heen and we were not disappointed. Reading the other post about the best dim sum in Toronto/North America, I can't comment since it is only the second time I've had dim sum. But the food was light and flavourful, beautifully presented and the staff were very helpful to three people who had no idea how to order dim sum. Overall, the setting was lovely, service was good and the final bill was less than I expected. (Less than $100 before wine and tip - and we didn't stint ourseleves when ordering.)

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