Restaurants @ Yonge & Eglinton
- alermo Nov 24, 2005 12:07 PM
Taking my girlfriend to a restaurant around yonge/eglinton...not too expensive like Canoe, any suggestions?
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.
I hope this helps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Try Alize at 2459 Yonge St-French/Italian
Sidhartha ( Indian Food ) on Eglinton at Yonge on the north side....great food, great service.
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.