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bistro type dining near the Four Seasons Centre

BRACAB Sep 28, 2006 01:07 PM

A group of friends are attending Siegfried tomorrow afternoon and would like to dine somewhere within walking distance of the Four Seasons Centre. Casual, good and mid priced. Suggestions would be appreciated.

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    magic RE: BRACAB Sep 28, 2006 01:13 PM

    LE PARADIS! It's an AMAZING bistro about a 10 minute walk from the Four Seasons. It's located on Bedford. Specifically Davenport+Bedford (1 block west of Avenue Rd., just north of Davenport). Stupidly reasonable prices, wonderful food, great atmosphere. If you are disappointed you'd be one of very few. SOOOOOO GOOD.

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      Atahualpa RE: magic Sep 28, 2006 01:49 PM

      That's close to the Four Season's hotel -- not the Opera House.

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        magic RE: Atahualpa Sep 29, 2006 01:38 AM


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      oishi RE: BRACAB Sep 28, 2006 01:31 PM

      I may be sounding a bit like a broken record (check my posts!), but you may enjoy Midi Bistro's southern French cuisine. Take a walk north on McCaul past Dundas. Here's a look at the place: www.midibistro.com

      If it's not for you, continue to Baldwin street.

      Others? I also enjoy "Little India" and "The Queen Mother" on Queen street, but would go for my first suggestions before those.

      Enjoy the food and the opera!

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        pinstripeprincess RE: oishi Sep 28, 2006 03:05 PM

        i'd also put in a vote for baldwin and just going there and checking the scene out to see what you're interested in.

        if you're looking for a sushi bistro... walk on up to elizabeth street just north of city hall and go to japango!

      2. MichelinStarChaser RE: BRACAB Sep 28, 2006 01:49 PM

        Le Paradis is great, but it's too long of a walk from the Four Seasons Centre. I think that magic got it mixed up with the Four Seasons Hotel. I don't have any ideas for casual and mid-priced in that area, so can anyone help with some ideas?

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          magic RE: MichelinStarChaser Sep 29, 2006 01:41 AM

          Yup, I didn't read 'Centre', my mistake. Hmm, bistros around Four Seasons Centre. Has Le Select been mentioned yet? Haven't read far enough yet. I've actually never been but it's obviously a well known bistro. And it's close to the FSC...

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            MichelinStarChaser RE: magic Sep 29, 2006 06:06 AM

            I agree -- I do like Le Select, but I wasn't sure if it would be within their price point. I always seem to spend more than I think I will -- probably on wine...

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          fickle RE: BRACAB Sep 28, 2006 04:00 PM

          For italian, there's Marinela's (otherwise known as the Wedge) on Widmer Street, just beside the Holiday Inn on King or Tutti Matti on Adelaide, just east of Spadina. Both are open for lunch.



          1. OnDaGo RE: BRACAB Sep 29, 2006 01:36 PM

            Have not heard anything yet about "Amedeus" it is a Vienese new restuarant that opened just sounth of the Opera house in between university & bay. On Richmond (I think). Walked by and saw all the femail staff dressed in "traditional German" dresses... looked like Octoberfest in Kitchener!.. Might be a good option and a fun place..

            Has anyone been?

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              Torfoodie RE: OnDaGo Sep 30, 2006 10:35 PM

              Re: Amadeus at Richmond and York

              A colleague of mine -- who is normally quite a critical foodie -- raved about the place. I have seen a few articles written up about it, and apparently the chef is very well known. My colleague says that the portions are generous and there are lots of imported German and Austrian beers.

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              Zengarden RE: BRACAB Sep 30, 2006 12:57 PM

              Bistro 222 is located at 222 Richmond St. West, a 5 minute walk from the opera house. I say go here. I've never seen it mentioned on the boards but I think the reason might be just because it's in the entertainment district rather than an actual restaurant neighbourhood.

              They have lovely food and a terrible environment. Definitely bistro type food (which I love too!).

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                BRACAB RE: BRACAB Oct 2, 2006 12:27 PM

                thank you for your suggestions. Nine of us had a great dinner at DaNuLa on Richmond Street. Reasonable priced, good food and pleasant atmosphere.

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                  emmathla RE: BRACAB Oct 3, 2006 01:19 AM

                  The Fifth Grill is just one block west of the Four Season Center. We noticed the mention of the Fifth Grill under the centers 'recommended' restaurant section . We had an early reservation,enjoyed a really good dinner and got a 10% discount to boot. Will keep going there from now on but watch out as they are only open Th,Fr,Sa.

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