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jewels_vancouver Feb 4, 2007 06:46 PM

...tell me the "must go/eat" places in Toronto. I am going to be at the Intercontonental Hotel so places that are reasonably close to there or easy to get to.

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    robb RE: jewels_vancouver Feb 4, 2007 07:27 PM

    Jewel-Why don't you spend 5 minutes looking at the board and then ask some specific questions based on your tastes?

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      jewels_vancouver RE: jewels_vancouver Feb 4, 2007 08:30 PM

      right...good point :)

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        KitchenVoodoo RE: jewels_vancouver Feb 4, 2007 08:33 PM

        Welcome to Toronto! Near your hotel is Bar Mecurio - nice fresh OJ and good pizza. For lunch, a short stroll will take you to the Gardner Museum (Jamie Kennedy resto) - I think you might need to reserve. (Lunch only)
        And not much further is Spledido on Harbord St., possibly the BEST place in the city for food and service.
        Any questions - just ask - we're here to help!

        1. Googs RE: jewels_vancouver Feb 5, 2007 10:36 AM

          I, for one, would like to know if it's the Front St or Bloor St Intercontinental.

          1. mtampoya RE: jewels_vancouver Feb 6, 2007 04:06 PM

            Jewels - I understand that you woudl want to stick close to your hotel - but really, you should venture a little bit away from it and get a true feel for Toronto's best...

            Front Street - Yikes - head up to King west and go there...west of spadina that is.
            - stick away from teh financial district and those chain restaurants on Front.

            If you are up near Bloor - definitely Splendido if you are willing to shell out the cash.

            1. SharkfinSoup RE: jewels_vancouver Feb 7, 2007 12:01 PM

              Hey Jewels,
              For sure there are lots of "must go/eat" places in Toronto. If you're staying at the the IC up on Bloor things are a little scarce - keep away from restros. in Yorkville - you'll pay through the nose and get rubbish in return. (There's some awesome food shopping in Yorkville, btw) Grab a taxi and boot it south! If you're down on Front Street, on the other hand, the world is your oyster.

              It also depends on your budget - what sort of price range? What sort of nosh do you like? Let me know and I can give you all sorts of suggestions...

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                jewels_vancouver RE: jewels_vancouver Feb 18, 2007 02:40 PM

                Ok, heres where I went so far:
                Chapter 11- really good Salmon Fish and Chips
                Wish-Sunday Brunch, very good too.

                It is the Yorkville Intercontinental BTW
                Where should I go for lunch tomorrow?
                Where is the best coffee/cafe?
                Also planning to go to Soto Soto one night.

                Don't really feel like "dining", more in the mood for great atmospheres with interesting bites and cocktails......

                Anymore suggestions?

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                  markdsgraham RE: jewels_vancouver Feb 18, 2007 06:49 PM

                  It's supposed to warm up the next few days, in which case the stroll to Jet Fuel might be a good choice for some of the best coffee in the city; it's south-east of you at Parliament and Carleton. Bar Mercurio south also does excellent coffee (and it's a nice place, though I've never tried to sit with just a java).

                  There's a good lunch to be had close by at Focaccia (on Hayden street, east of Yonge and south of Bloor). If you want something "interesting" for lunch I would suggest Ethiopia House - head south on Bay and turn left (east) on Irwin St. Excellent food (especially in the cold), interesting experience.

                  Have fun!

                2. nummanumma RE: jewels_vancouver Feb 18, 2007 03:02 PM

                  Cava (uptown at Yonge and St. Clair) would both be good for lunch I think- i'm not entirely sure what you mean about interesting food rather than dining, i'm assuming you mean a tapas type thing...that's why the Cava recommendation, it's great food.

                  1. nummanumma RE: jewels_vancouver Feb 18, 2007 03:02 PM

                    oh and of course Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar- great little plates, fun atmosphere. Haven't been for lunch though.

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