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Yonge/Eglington Dinner Recommendation?

My wife and I will be visiting from California and want to take a relative out to dinner on a Monday night. I noticed from looking at www.opentable.com that quite a few restaurants are closed on Monday, unfortunately. She lives north of Yonge/Eglington, and I don't want to travel too far from her home, since she's working that day. We're looking for a place with a decent wine list and varied menu, but not necessarily as wallet-busting as North 44 or Auberge du Pommier can be. Any assistance would be most appreciated!

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  1. Zucca is a great choice. Just a block or so south of Eglinton, it's highly recommended on this board. I believe it's open 7 days a week.

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    1. re: Yongeman

      Agree with Youngman... Zucca is a great neighbourhood spot (and won't bust your wallet). I recommend the fish (the whole fish)... fantastic!!

    2. I agree -- Zucca ia great and another option is Quince, just south of there.

      http://www.quincetoronto.com/index2.html

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      1. re: Degustation

        Or Taboule, for middle-eastern cuisine.

        1. re: Degustation

          fyi- quince also does a whole fish...from a wood-fired oven. Both Quince and zucca are great choices-

        2. I like La Vecchia a lot. It isn't a popular spot on the Chowhound board, but I enjoy the food, and my Italian friend says it's authentic. Get something off the grill there -- it's great!

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          1. re: merlot143

            Lol, yeah a restaurant owned by Moraccans which serves a 'risotto' with kiwi fruit is very authentic! Give me a break! This place belongs exactly where it is.

            1. re: The Macallan 18

              I was wondering when you'd show up. I'd hate for some poor visitor to think La Vecchia is the best we can do here. They may never come back!

          2. Thanks to you all for your recommendations! Zucca looks like it's right on target. I'll also see if she's up for a little Middle Eastern food at Taboule. Any other recommendations would be welcomed.

            1. If you and your guest like Indian, the Chef of India at 30 Eglinton East is excellent. They are famous for their buffet but are open for dinner as well.
              http://www.chefofindia.net/
              Heres the CBC review -
              http://www.cbc.ca/metromorning/beyond...