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Weekday lunch at Yonge & St. Clair

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What do you recommend? Great food, great value.

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  1. Strange that this increasingly busy, affluent area is a culinary desert, especially since in much quieter days it used to support Bofinger and its successor Paramount, reasonably-priced bistros of some distinction. Now there is self-perceived haut cuisine at Didier, the specialty tapas scene at Cava - and then a quick-descending link of chain and second-rate establishments. Some exceptions: the outstanding Italian Sandwiches, good salads, home-made wine and cheerful service at Boccocone/Jingles; quite reasonable pub food and quick service at Fionn McCools; and always-tasty steaks and other diner fare at Senior's.

    1. I agree. Boccone/Jingles has really good sandwiches. There is always a lineup at lunch, but moves pretty quickly.

      Terroni is also down the street.

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      1. re: muffin03

        if you are not watching your waistline- go to Cava and have the Cuban sandwich- only problem will be getting yourself back to work. It is cheap and decadent- (I think around $10)

        1. re: nummanumma

          Boccone is excellent.

          I also LOVE Sprout, Vietnamese place on the S side, just west of Yonge (near Scallywags). Excellent Pho and Vermacelli bowls (the grilled pork is amazing).

      2. I used to work at Yonge and St. Clair a few years ago, and during lunch, my favourite place was Passioné (Southeast corner). They made the BEST veal parm sandwiches. The prices are also really reasonable, and if you eat in the front of the restaurant you can line up and order and pick up your own food at the counter eliminating the need to wait around for servers. Desserts are also worth saving room for!