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Dec 17, 2006 05:12 AM

Help! Relatively Inexp. Pre- Roy Thomson Dinner

Hi there. I need help.

I am trying to organise supper for 4 before seeing a performance at Roy Thomson next Friday. Although the other 3 people actually live in TO, I (the New Brunswicker) have to pick the restaurant...

Please help. It has to be relatively inexpensive because the theatre tickets were a little pricey, but it has to be a good meal because I'm trying to leave a good impression on the night here.

I read in some posts that Canyon Creek was good, but then in many other posts that it was awful. Joe Badali's had the same problem...

It doesn't have to be within walking difference because we'll have a car, but it should be close.


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  1. Oh and I'm open to any type of food, but we've got one finicky eater so we're happy to eat a place that at least has some non-exotic menu items.

    1. Maybe Baldwin Street? It's about a 10 minute walk from RTH, but there's a bunch of restaurants concentrated in one area and I don't think any of them are too expensive. I haven't been there, but Cafe La Gaffe always looked nice.

      On Queen West, I like the Queen Mother; menu leans towards Asian-flavours, but nothing too unusual.

      1. Oh, and you could also try Marinela's ( I've heard good things about it - tried to go once, but I forgot where it was and turned on the wrong street =P Price-wise, Marinela's is more expensive than the other places I mentioned; Baldwin would be the least expensive option.

        1. Lee Garden or King's Noodles on Spadina

          1. I agree with Queen West as a moderately priced, pleasant vibe, close to RTH with a range of food. It's one of the few places that does some yum thai AND some yum western food on the same menu.

            btw, it'd be 2/3 the price of Canyon Creek, which I find pricy for the quality personally.

            btw, if you enter from the south the parking under RTH is pretty decently priced. You'd probably be better off parking once then walking.

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            1. re: orangewasabi

              errr, that was Queen Mother, not Queen West.