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Where to eat around Sherbourne and College

Nyleve Mar 14, 2007 07:42 AM

Will be going to a concert at the Phoenix Theatre and I'm looking for food options in the area - or not TOO far away. Any cuisine welcome, moderately priced if possible. Nothing too formal - we're a casual bunch. Ideas?

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    bellywizard Mar 15, 2007 06:21 PM

    All good suggestions above, but for an unusual turn -
    Try New Bilan (somali - VERY meat-heavy) at 183 Dundas St East (at Jarvis).

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      BloorWestie... Mar 15, 2007 08:26 AM

      The House of Parliment is one of th best pubs I've ever been to...

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        TwinklyTerrapin Mar 14, 2007 10:56 AM

        Margarita's on Carleton is alrightish Mexican (the camarones con nopales (shrimp with cactus) is good; avoid the margaritas); the House on Parliament has excellent food, but is always crowded; Big Momma's boy has really good, mostly organic food, and quality pizza.

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          tochipotle Mar 14, 2007 10:56 AM

          I second House of Parliament. I've only had good experiences there.

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            hungryabbey Mar 14, 2007 11:04 AM


          2. dinin and dishin Mar 14, 2007 10:54 AM

            You won't find much on that corner, but I would head east to Parliament. House of Parliament is a great little pub--very casual. The Laurentian Room is more upscale, but I wouldn't call it formal.
            Also nearby is Rashnaa - Sri Lankan, Tikka House, Town Grill (there is a recent post on this one). I am sure other CHers have other faves in that neighborhood.

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              fickle Mar 14, 2007 06:08 PM

              I second Rashnaa and would add Mr Jerk for super casual (eating counter only at the back) on Wellesley, south side, just east of Sherbourne for their jerk pork sandwich on coco bun with oxtail gravy for $4.99 plus tax. It's fantastic.

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                Nyleve Mar 14, 2007 06:42 PM

                I am going to lobby for Rashnaa. It sounds great. Thanks everyone.

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                  dinin and dishin Mar 15, 2007 07:39 AM

                  www.rashnaa.com if your friends want to see the menu.

                  have fun.

            2. sierramum Mar 14, 2007 10:28 AM

              It's actually Carlton & Sherbourne. College Street starts at Yonge and goes west. Carlton runs east from Yonge St. As for anything to eat in that particular area, sorry. Can't think of anything. (I don't think there IS anything there.) Better to go east to Parliament or west to Church.

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                Nyleve Mar 14, 2007 11:14 AM

                Right. That's what I meant: Carleton. It's kind of a skeevy area, isn't it? Maybe better to go further afield?

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