- newbie Jun 19, 2006 04:29 PM
Just discovered this site today and thinks it's terrifc.
I'm moving into the Danforth-Donlands area soon, as was wondering if anyone can suggest some nice places to eat.
I was looking for anything that's not Greek (no offence)and not too terribly casual. Thanks in advnce.
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It's hard to find anything but casual on the Danforth, unless you want the sexed-up Greek places. That said, here are a few that you may enjoy despite their lack of sophistication:
Ten Feet Tall (Greenwood) - casual, fun and ecclectic bar with good food.
Sarah's (Greenwood) - casual, comfy, great beer list, food's hit and miss.
Bamboo Dim Sum Cafe (Chester) - Yummy Chinese and dim sum, better to eat in than order out.
Relish (Woodbine) - casual, but atmospheric enough for a date. Tapas style menu with decent wine list.
For excellent pub-type food, try The Auld Spot on Danforth near Chester Ave. I have never been disappointed by the quality, price or service. The owners and srvers are exceptionally friendly and the atnosphere is laid-back and comfortable. Definitely not one of those pub-in-a-box chain operations! The only sad thing about this place is that they don't open until 4pm, so no lazy lunches on the patio.
Just a bit north of the Danforth, on Pape, is La Grotta, a nice little Italian restaurant.
Their pizza is really nice and, a plus in my opinion, they have fabric tablecloths AND napkins ;-)
Location: east side of Pape, between Mortimer and Floyd.
Welcome to the neighbourhood!
What about Paul's Spaghetti on Cosburn. Is that still there? I went once when I lived in the hood. It's quaint, unassuming, and just the right balance of casual/fine - probably just what the poster is looking for. The food was not bad either - typical Italian, but good considering the neighbourhood's lack of anything but casual. P.S. if you want a comparison - Paul's Spaghetti is fancier than say, Gerrard Pizza - which is an area fave, but to me is very very very overrated.
re: Brain of J
Right next door to the Danforth Dragon is a japanese place call Sakawaya.
This is a fantastic place, with an impressive list of Japanese tapa-like dishes. Great for when not everyone in your group is into sushi. The sushi is also very good. I have been several times and enjoyed it. Also, a lot of Japanese students frequent it which speaks to the quality and price of the food.
Jones/Danforth on the South Side right next to the Danforth Dragon.