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Nov 18, 2004 10:35 AM

Restaurant recommendations in GTA?

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Hi all,

I want to go out for supper this weekend. I live in Etobicoke, so I would prefer something west-side or downtown, I don't want to have to go too far east as I'll be taking the transit. I'm looking for any great recommendations, the only thing I don't think I'm looking for is an really upscale dressy place.

Thanks in advance!


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  1. there's this little mediterranean/portuguese restaurant called Boemia on Bloor West (across from the building that sits above the Islington subway station). i used to go there for lunch when i worked in the area, but that was a few years ago. i hope the food and service is as good as i remember! not sure about their operating hours for weekends/nights. i also don't remember it being ultra pricey.

    casa barcelona, also on bloor west, near royal york was enjoyable for me. i liked the tapas, though it was a bit pricey.

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    1. re: Ariel

      I agree wholeheartedly on the recommendation for Bohemia - I too used to frequent there for lunch when I worked across the street. I believe the owner of Chiado (Toronto's best Portugese and best seafood restaurant - College around Palmerston) has or had some ownership in Bohemia. I loved all their fish, pasta and salads.

    2. This seems a bit late but for the next time: Lemon Meringue on Bloor (near Jane Stn) is decent. Also I have been for Slavic food which was delicious to Izba House (?) the ski chalet looking place near High Park Stn.

      There are tons of places along Bloor West that are great. If you are near the Islington subway stn there is a good Italian restaurant called Oregano's on Dundas near Burnhamthorpe.