Any gems for dinner on subway on west side?
St. George: Bar Mercurio - http://www.torontolife.com/guide/rest...
Spadina/Bathurst: Serra - http://www.torontolife.com/guide/rest...
West of Bathurst, nothing fancy on Bloor until you get to Bloor West Village.
Lots of places off Bloor, though. Two of my favourite places in my neighbourhood, near Ossington: The Roxton (gastro-pub about sums it up), on Harbord, a block east of Ossington, and the Universal Grill (American bistro - ribs, steak, chicken - in a funky converted diner), at the corner of Dupont and Shaw, a block east of Ossington.
I love Serra, which is on the north side of Bloor, just west of Spadina. It's Italian. The food isn't fancy, but it's always delish, and the service is pretty good. It's also not too pricey, is open for lunch during the week and has enough variety to please family and less adventurous friends without boring the repeat visitor. There are also a number of fun shops nearby to look in before-hand.
outside ROYAL YORK station there are lots of great eats - if you've never been it is a nice little strip:
ViBo for Italian,
Magic Spots (for good burgers, and greek dinners - diner style)
Green Mango - great thai (i prefer this location over many of the other thai places in the city. Never disappoints)
Merlot - french food. Good frites.
Casa Barcelona - tapas
Demetres - for dessert. Yummy waffles.
Just Greek - inexpensive and i love when they light the saganaki - OPA!
A couple of sushi places as well.
DEFINATELY REcommend a trip to royal york.