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alermo Nov 24, 2005 12:07 PM

Hi,

Taking my girlfriend to a restaurant around yonge/eglinton...not too expensive like Canoe, any suggestions?

Thanks!

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    Lamaranthe Nov 24, 2005 01:13 PM

    What do you call "not too expensive"?
    Again, I suggest La Vecchia, 2405-A Yonge Street
    Toronto, Ontario (Canada)-- Tel: 416.489.0630
    Nice atmosphere, very good food (Italian) and excellent service. I suggest you call them and ask a couple of questions Re.: their menu. They have been in business since 1995.
    See http://www.lavecchia.ca
    I hope this helps.

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      alermo Nov 24, 2005 03:10 PM

      Thank you guys so much! I was thinking of Grazie but now with all these other great suggestions, I'll have to rethink.

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        Elastic Waistband Dec 1, 2005 11:50 AM

        I would go to La Vecchia before Grazie. Much better food and service IMHO.

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      tuqueboy Nov 24, 2005 01:14 PM

      here are a few suggestions:
      --more expensive french: celestin (manor and mt. pleasant); fat cat bistro (eg. and ave. rd.)
      --cheaper but cozy (mostly french): alize (on yonge north of eglinton, castlefield, to be precise)
      --cheaper, busy italian: grazie (yonge n. of eglinton)
      --neighbourhood trattoria with very good homemade pasta: vittorio's (yonge s. of eglinton)
      --better than average indian: Tazgi (yonge n. of eglinton)
      i've not mentioned north 44 and centro, because they're both fairly pricy.
      cheers,
      tuqueboy

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        Fwagra Nov 24, 2005 07:32 PM

        Tuque:

        I don't mean to flame, but your post contained an egregious and glaring misstatement:

        "Better than average Indian: Tazgi."

        No. Tazgi is much worse than average. It will be out of business soon. Watch.

        If you want better than average, go to Sidhartha on Eglinton. Or even Indian Garden. If you want good Indian, that's another story. You'll have to leave Y&E for that.

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          tuqueboy Nov 24, 2005 10:53 PM

          that's your opinion. i've found indian garden to be absolutely awful on the three times i've been. the service was fine, but the food was absolutely appalling, which is understandable on buffets, but unforgivable during an a la carte dinner. i think frankly the problem with the indian restaurants around yonge and eg. is that they're all very inconsistent. jaipur grill's another one that fits into that category -- i've had some marvelous tandoori fish and lamb there, but i've also had some of the worst vegetable dishes i've ever eaten. honestly, if you weren't too frightened off, i'd try tazgi again. had their dansak the last time i was there, and it was quite good.

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            Fwagra Nov 25, 2005 10:14 AM

            You're right, it's just my opinion and I have only been once. But, when I went, the food was so bad that I would not give them another chance. That's pretty bad.

            Indian Garden does some dishes very badly. Especially dishes involving meat.

            Have you tried Sidhartha? What do you think? I mean, it's the usual stuff, but I think, unfortunately, it's the best Y&E has now. Did you ever try Taste of Kashmir? Now that was good. Run out of biz by the buffets.

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              tuqueboy Nov 25, 2005 03:51 PM

              haven't been to siddartha. but yes, taste of kashmir was good for a while. knew it was in trouble when they decided to add mexican food to the menu. just think of the possibilities -- who wouldn't want a lhassi margarita?
              --tuqueboy

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                Fwagra Nov 25, 2005 07:50 PM

                Funny.

                I particularly enjoyed their Saag Paneer Burrito, and Rogan Josh Gordita. But enough of that tired joke.

                Where is the best Indian food in the GTA?

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                  mailgirl Nov 26, 2005 06:46 AM

                  Come to the extreme wilds of suburbia(Islington Ave & Albion Rd to be precise)Forner home of Dhaba(It was fantastic there, I haven't been to the new location), Brar Sweets and Mhasa Dosa Hut plus a few others to choose from.

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          Lamaranthe Nov 26, 2005 10:16 AM

          Alize: Nice, good service, good brunch but I feel that $28 (txes and tip incl.) for 2 eggs Benedict and a coffee is a bit expensive for a Sunday brench.
          Grazie: Busy, noisy and their pizza is not the best in town. I would rather have a shwarta sandwich nest door. This MPO. No harm intended.

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          2-cents Nov 24, 2005 01:31 PM

          I like Zucca (west side of Yonge, south of Eglinton) - easily one of the best and most underrated Italian restaurants in the city: http://www.zuccatrattoria.com/zuccaTr...

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            BossaNesta Nov 25, 2005 11:21 AM

            there is a new Springrolls restaurant on Eglinton & Holly St/Ave/Rd, u can try it also

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              Lambchop Nov 29, 2005 10:40 PM

              Stray over to Mount Pleasant and try Camerini, less thsn a block south of Eglinton. Italian bistro, very friendly service and excellent food. Grilled calamari is meltingly tender. This has to be the only non-vegetarian restaurant in Toronto that has no steak on the menu! But who needs steak with all their other options?

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                dayna Dec 9, 2005 09:42 PM

                Try Alize at 2459 Yonge St-French/Italian
                or
                Sidhartha ( Indian Food ) on Eglinton at Yonge on the north side....great food, great service.

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                  to_frankie Dec 3, 2006 05:08 AM

                  I strongly urge you to check out Ikaros.

                  On Yonge about 4 blocks south of Eg on the West side. A New Greek menu in the same vein (but smaller and on a more casual ambience) as trendy Parea in NYC. Very well done entrees, (grouper, lamb are our favs) and well priced.

                  enjoy

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