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Monday lunch and dinner near Yorkville?

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jcanncuk Mar 13, 2007 05:37 PM

Looking for something new for a lunch and dinner near Yorkville on a Monday with DH. Recently went to JK at the Gardiner for lunch and am considering a repeat visit, but wondering what else there is nearby. Looking for something intimate, but not to ritzy/stuffy for dinner. Excellent food and service a must, decor is 3rd priority. Cost not important as long as it's worth it!

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  1. morrigan RE: jcanncuk Mar 13, 2007 05:40 PM

    Bellini's is nice (on Yorkville), Serra is near there, cheaper and great food, though not the level of decor (it's on Bloor, west of Spadina), Pangaea is on Bay just south of Cumberland... And for lunch, consider tea at the Windsor Arms for a kinda fun experience...or the Four Seasons Lobby Bar. JK is definately worth a second visit...and third...

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      The Macallan 18 RE: jcanncuk Mar 14, 2007 12:33 AM

      Pangaea, Opus or Bar Mercurio.

      1. Rabbit RE: jcanncuk Mar 14, 2007 05:22 AM

        Caren's Wine Bar - (assuming they're open on Monday)?

        Also, second Mercurio.

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          Snarf RE: jcanncuk Mar 14, 2007 08:45 AM

          Imperia on Yorkville, across from the Library. Same owner as Cafe Doria. The lobster risotto will reset your altimeter.

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            jcanncuk RE: jcanncuk Mar 14, 2007 03:05 PM

            Any non-Italian in the area for dinner that fulfills the cirteria? We're not the biggest fans of Italian restos (prefer to cook it at home).

            1. Rabbit RE: jcanncuk Mar 14, 2007 03:40 PM

              Hadn't even thought about it, but Yorkville is kinda Ital-intensive...

              Opus, Pangea (those two might be considered potentially stuffy, although Opus particularly excellent) or Caren's would be non-Ital. A few other thoughts -

              1. Joso's (fish restaurant at Avenue and Davenport).
              2. Jacques' Bistro du Parc (french... duh - right on Yorkville) - totally under-represented French pick in Toronto.
              3. Someone recently brought up the Ethiopian House on Irwin Street which is 15ish minute walk - and you could get a decent glass of wine.
              4. Wish is a cute little restaurant at Yonge and Charles.

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                tjsilverjeep RE: jcanncuk Mar 14, 2007 03:43 PM

                For lunch try Focaccia which is on Hayden St, a 10 minute walk from Yorkville. Although the name is Italian, the cuisine is not. The chef is from Cuba.

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