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Dinner Around Yonge/Eglinton or Rosedale Area

TOfoodie Oct 31, 2006 03:46 PM

Hi Chowhounders...

I'm looking for a dinner spot close to the Rosedale area, but not further north than Yonge/Eg as I'm going to be on transit. Not too expensive...any thoughts?


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    peppermint pate RE: TOfoodie Oct 31, 2006 04:00 PM

    Not sure what you would define as "not too expensive" or the kind of atmosphere you're looking for but here are a few options...Rebel House and Abbot on the Hill for pubs with decent food, Terroni for thin crust pizzas and pastas, Tabule for superb Middle Eastern food. Moving a bit higher up on the price point, there's Zucca and the new Quince, which I haven't tried, but it's been getting good reviews. There's also Cha Liu for dim sum, a few doors north of Y/E.

    1. TOfoodie RE: TOfoodie Oct 31, 2006 04:16 PM

      Thanks pp!

      My friend has said that we could meet around Yorkville. Any ideas there?

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        peppermint pate RE: TOfoodie Oct 31, 2006 04:38 PM

        I personally think the restaurant options are much better around the Rosedale and Davisville areas but in and around Yorkville, there's Focaccia, Saigon Sister and Ginger. There's a newish organic vegetarian place called Camros on Hayden but I'm not sure if it's a place to linger (more of a lunchtime take-out place). If you do a search on this board for Yorkville or Yonge and Bloor, you'll find a lot of rec's. And if you have room for dessert, go to Crepes a Go-Go for a sweet crepe (they have savoury ones too but not exactly a place to linger over dins). Enjoy!

      2. Teep RE: TOfoodie Oct 31, 2006 04:59 PM

        Camors, Ginger and Crepes a gogo are really fast food places, not comfortable at all.

        1. dinin and dishin RE: TOfoodie Oct 31, 2006 06:03 PM

          Nearer Yonge and Eg, Taboule and Zucca are both excellent, with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Zucca can get pricy depending on the wine you order.

          Further south, Avant Gout - across from the Summerhill LCBO is small and very good.

          Even further south, near the Rebel House is Lakes. My husband loves this place, but I am always so so on it. And there is always the Rosedale Diner.

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            superchick RE: dinin and dishin Nov 1, 2006 01:48 PM

            Lakes does a really good butternut squash soup w/ walnuts

          2. TOfoodie RE: TOfoodie Oct 31, 2006 06:14 PM

            Thanks for all the responses. What are your thoughts on Bellini's in Yorkville?

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              Sweet Pea RE: TOfoodie Nov 1, 2006 03:15 PM

              Bellini is ok. But if you're after Italian, go to Terroni. Much better food for the money.

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                food face RE: Sweet Pea Jan 27, 2007 01:34 PM

                Bellini's is fabulous. It is romantic and old fashioned french/Italian gracious service. The waiters are very attentive and scrape your placemats...how cool is that! It's expensive but not as expensive as say canoe or the Four Seasons. The food is outstanding and shine like a Goddess compared to trendy-run-of-the-mill Terroni. Lobster stuffed ravioli, cream sauces that are buttery and just garlicy enough to tantalize. The House salad has hearts of palms, cherry tomatoes and a home made dressing that is savoury and mouth watering. Terroni is ok for a business lunch and a quick pasta. Their pizza has no where near enough cheese and their menu is self rightous and inflexible with substitutions. Belini's is the perfect romantic date place.

            2. Davwud RE: TOfoodie Nov 1, 2006 01:23 PM

              I think the Rebel House is what you're looking for. It's almost right across from the Rosedale station. Good food. Good beer selection. It's only draw back is it's small. So it can get crowded.

              I'd recomend the sausage of the day. When we went there it was a venison cabernet sausage that was excellent.
              The buffalo burger is really good too.


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                alltummy RE: Davwud Nov 1, 2006 01:25 PM

                I also think Cafe nervosa in Yorkville is great! Great atmosphere, not to expensive, yummy food- close to transit.

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                Dusty73 RE: TOfoodie Jan 28, 2007 11:51 AM

                The Rosedale Diner is a fun place as well. The burgers and fries are great and if you can get a seat at the windows at the front you can look out onto Yonge Street.

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                  nummanumma RE: Dusty73 Jan 30, 2007 12:41 PM

                  i think they may have already had their dinner.

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                  downtown RE: TOfoodie Jan 29, 2007 04:38 AM

                  Lots of good recommendations above, although I have always been unimpressed with The Rosedale Diner, both in terms of food and service. If you want a great, albeit uncool, place to eat around Yorkville you should head for The Coffee Mill (inside @ 99 Yorkville, if memory serves). Their goulash is the perfect antidote for the winter. Shnitzel is delicious, as are their salads. Very unhip but very satisfying - good and homey.

                  1. mtampoya RE: TOfoodie Jan 29, 2007 05:06 PM

                    I really like Rosedale diner so am sad to hear that your food and service were not good. Another place I recently visted was Pastis Express. The service was great and the food is relaly good too. Prices are very reasonable.

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