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Dinner near the Drake

ddelicious Mar 1, 2007 06:24 AM

Looking for a place for dinner near the Drake hotel. Any suggestions? Preferably somewhere within walking distance, mid range prices.


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    Apple Mar 3, 2007 05:20 AM

    My favorites in the neighborhood are Swan, Bar One & Kei. You can't go wrong. All solid choices.

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      Rabbit Mar 3, 2007 05:51 AM

      Oh, I'd second Kei... Malaysian... really great.

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        ddelicious Mar 5, 2007 05:59 AM

        Does Swan have a website? I'd like to see the menu. And what about Terroni, any opinions? Do they take reservations?

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        the dish Mar 2, 2007 08:03 AM

        The Drake restaurant is by far the best in a three block radius. Don't go to the Beaconsfield - have given the place many chances but each time it's been quite bad. Swan is excellent; also try Sugar, which is closer to Swan. But call in advance as their service is languid so you don't want to be standing around forever. If Swan is full, go to Oyster Boy, just a few doors down.

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          chefworm Mar 2, 2007 06:42 AM

          it might sound obvious {i don't know if you were planning on eating there already}, but the drake has a restaurant, and cafe. you wouldn't believe how many people didn't know that when i worked there, and i was there for the first year and a half it was open!

          1. nummanumma Mar 2, 2007 06:36 AM

            Bar One- east on Queen.

            1. pescatarian Mar 1, 2007 12:12 PM

              It sounds like some people have had good food at the Gladstone too.

              1. Rabbit Mar 1, 2007 11:54 AM

                Perhaps the Beaconsfield (comfort food, right next-door)?
                Or the Swan (Queen at Shaw)?
                The Sparrow (on Ossington at Queen)?

                All are neighbourhood-y type spots. Beaconsfield and Sparrow can get loud moving into night (and depending on the day of the week).

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                1. re: Rabbit
                  s1729543 Mar 1, 2007 02:05 PM

                  I'll second that--had a po'boy at the Swan last time I was in the city, and fell in love.

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                  suzspot Mar 1, 2007 11:00 AM

                  Mildred Pierce is fantastic, it is on Sudbury St, a very short walk. Also if you are staying at the Drake, a great brunch is at the Beaver Cafe

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