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Oct 23, 2006 03:16 PM

late night restaurants in toronto

My husband and I just moved back from NYC, and one thing we miss is the late night dining- we are having trouble finding restaurants that still serve dinner late (10:30pm, 11:00pm).
I know that Wish on Charles never blinks if you order a full meal at 11pm- but was wondering if we are missing other late night places of the same sort?
any suggestions would be appreciated!

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  1. As a former Montrealer (here 10 years now), it's still shocking to me that restaurants here close so early. We once drove around on a Saturday night at about 11:30, looking for something decent still open. We ended up in Chinatown; restaurants there are generally open until 4 or 5 in the morning.

    I've always been tempted to try Vesta Lunch (corner of Bathurst and Dupont), a little lunch counter that's open 24 hours a day.

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    1. re: FlavoursGal

      Vesta is a fantastic place to eat! Classic diner food at it's best.

      1. re: Ubervache

        As I posted a few days ago, try the Hollywood sandwich at the Vesta if you stop in. It's a club sandwich with chicken salad instead of turkey. Also, their fries are nothing special, so ask for extra of their vinegary coleslaw instead.

    2. Many restaurants in Greektown are open late (until 1 or 2). C'Est What has an open kitchen until 2. Me's Delicatessan is open 24 hours.

      I agree- there aren't enough late-night restaurants here.

      1. 7 west (same owners as Wish ) on charles street is open 24/7. It's 3 floors in a converted victorian row house.
        The menu is not that exciting but the cake and pie selection is good. Going there after a party or for a late night sandwich is a bit of a tradition really..
        good for late night chatter, staff is friendly.

        There are a few places on the Danforth in greektown that are open late night, and you also have your typical Chinese restaurants on Spadina. Wah too is good for some deepfried lobster, but lately the cleanliness, service and food has gone downhill, even on a drunk palate.

        Shanghai cowgirl on queen is open till 2am the last time i checked (weekends)

        And then the 'not so date worthy' places...for the insatiable appetite;

        New Gen sushi on bloor is open until 2am no?

        Korean Grill house on queen is open until 4am on the weekends

        King palace at Richmond and Sherbourne

        Hal burger is open until 3am?

        Sorry just thinking out loud.

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        1. re: Suresh

          New Generation Sushi and Shanghai Cowgirl!!! YUMMM

          Avoid Hal!

          Swatow and Gold Stone are great Chinatown options open late. One North and one South of Dundas on Spadina - respectively.

          1. re: Suresh

            Kings Palace has the best Punjabi/Indian food downtown. The variety is amazing, prices reasonable, scrumptious food, and it is open from 10am - 5am (for cabbies). Try the luscious mango curry chicken, lamb shank, stewed okra, eggplant, and fresh naan!

          2. I read on Martiniboys that the newly opened KiWe Kitchen is open til 4am on weekends.

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            1. re: midtowngirl

              Last Friday at KiWe they stopped serving food by midnight, not sure why..They may have just misjudged how busy they would be..

            2. I'm pretty sure Hair of the Dog (Church & Carlton) keeps their kitchen open until at least midnight, maybe even until 1am or 2am. Great option for a late dinner, if you ask me.