WHen I was a high school student (not that long ago) the cool kids with cars used to high-tail it down bathurst to steves... for what, I don't know.
Having lived in the area for most of my life, I have yet to step foot in steves. Is it any good??? My perception has always been that it's diner food for people who can afford much better. Am I mistaken?
I was in there once about 5 years ago, just because I'd heard some people talking about it (I grew up in Montreal, not Toronto). Lousy pancakes, lousy Greek salad...last time there.
But there were a few familiar faces there, surprising, actually. Yes, you're right, rbc, "it's diner food for people who can afford much better." Go figure.
My grandparents lived on the same street that ends at Bathurst. As a result, I've gone past there more times than you can shake a stick at. To the best of my knowledge from people I work with, who worked in the area, Steve's WAS great. Mostly for breakfast, but has changed hands a few times. I guess it survives on reputation.
In 40 years, I've never gone in.