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Dinner before Blue Man Group?

sjst1000 Nov 16, 2006 08:56 PM

Hi all!

Any suggestions for a great dinner somewhere downtown in the general area around either Suites at One King West or the Panasonic? We haven't spent much time downtown and aren't really familiar with the area. Probably will be looking for a good steak or seafood or italian at a reasonable price point (nothing too extravagant).

Thanks so much for any advice!


  1. orangewasabi Nov 18, 2006 09:08 PM

    I'd suggest you go north from the hotel and eat somewhere between the hotel and the Panasonic which are 20 minutes by foot away from each other.

    Within 3 minutes by foot of the Panasonic:
    - Scaccia (downstairs in Manulife Centre) for italian

    within 10 minutes by foot of the Panasonic
    - Carmen's, best steak in the city (Alexander St, 500m east of Yonge, first light south of Wellesley)

    And I third Terroni

    1. Googs Nov 17, 2006 01:37 AM

      Along your way to the theatre you could try

      Seafood - Starfish

      Steak - Barberian's

      Italian - Terroni (The decor is somewhat lacking for a couple sans kids having a night out.) You could try Mammina's for romance & pasta. The food isn't as good as Terroni, but hey you get a fireplace in a quiet, intimate room.

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        estragon Nov 16, 2006 10:29 PM

        Almost forgot. Trevor is just a couple of blocks from King and Yonge. Check out this topic:

        1. HarryLloyd Nov 16, 2006 10:09 PM

          Beer Bistro - superb beer selection
          JKWB - excellent canadiana
          Spring Rolls - good asian option
          Izakiya - love the eggplant
          Ki - sushi?
          Ninth Gate - korean option
          Kultura - tapas


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          1. re: HarryLloyd
            zoohort2 Nov 16, 2006 10:28 PM

            I'll second the Beer Bistro..I am totally addicted to the Steak Tartare, Bistro Salad and the Belgian Frites.

            Website: http://www.beerbistro.com/bb_1.php

            1. re: zoohort2
              Aardvark Nov 19, 2006 08:00 PM

              Beer Bistro is a good bet and very close to you on north side of King just east of Yonge.

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            estragon Nov 16, 2006 10:04 PM

            Great moderately priced Italian not far from One King West is Terroni, at Victoria and Richmond. Best pizza in town, killer calamari salad, etc. http://www.terroni.ca

            Steak/seafood? Lots of people on other boards will tell you to go to Baton Rouge in the Eaton Centre, but not the foodies on Chowhound. It's a mediocre chain.

            Around Yonge and Bloor, I'm partial to Volo, at the corner of Dundonald, three blocks south of the Panasonic Theatre: http://www.barvolo.com/

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