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Work lunch - Yonge Dundas

I'm looking for a place for 15 people for lunch, within a few blocks of Yonge and Dundas (Gerrard/Bay/Jarvis/Queen). We've done Salad King many times and are looking for something less.... rushed. I'm not sure what is on Elm St., or where else within a few blocks can seat all of us for a decent meal. Something with a lot of choice for various tastes (please, not Pickle Barrel or Baton Rouge...)

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  1. There is always Il Fornello on Elm St. Nothing exciting, but they have a large menu, they can accomodate dietary issues, and I think they have the capacity.

    1. In that area, I like Savoy Bistro at Dundas and Victoria.

      1. People have had good things to say about Bangkok Garden on CH.
        Here's their website: http://www.bangkokgarden.ca/index.html

        1. Yeah, I've had a good meal or two at Bangkok Garden.

          1. I have a standby place I enjoy that few ever go to for lunch which always baffles me as Yonge/Univeristy and dundas doesnt have that much foodie going for it. Its called One Up and its at 130 Dundas st W ( a few blocks west of Yonge) We often go there for lunch/martinis and there lamb shank is very good.

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            1. Superior on Yonge
              or duck over to Victoria and go to the Senator

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              1. re: orangewasabi

                I find Superior's menu to have too few items, and expensive.

                How about Fran's on Mutual? (opposite Massey Hall) Though it's more "fun" than excellent food.

                1. re: Teep

                  but then the crappy food takes away all the fun :(

                2. re: orangewasabi

                  love senator! but you cant seat 15 people together there. Savoy would be a good bet. How big is the Terroni on Victoria? - I eat on Queen all the time.

                  1. re: deelicious

                    Yeah, you could seat 15 people into Terroni Victoria along the side wall, but if the point is to go somewhere without a rushed feeling about it that would be a no go. Forget about intelligible conversation too.

                3. It is a leap in budget to go from Salad King to Superior. In defence of the menu, though, the fewer items the better. There's a better chance of fresh ingredients and knowledgeable cooking rather than jack of all trades cooking. The wine list is wonderful as well.

                  thenurse, do you have a per person price range?

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                  1. re: Googs

                    We checked into Superior already and they're booked. We're looking for <$15 entrees, about $20-$25 pp with a non-alcoholic drink, tax and tip all in.

                  2. I can think of places within the people, parameters, and price; but not with a variety of dishes. In both cases it would be a matter of taking over the entire place for lunch BTW. Japango & Spices Cafe

                    A little further afield I believe Fusilli, Le Petit Dejeuner (another takeover proposition), and Weezie's offer what you're looking for.

                    Wish I could be more helpful, but your question really is a doozie.