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May 29, 2007 05:48 PM

Help.. the time of day is against me

I have a late-lunch (or would it be tea?) date coming up this Friday. The only time we can meet is from 3 to 4 pm at Yonge and Elm. I took a walk down Elm today but it seems all of the restaurants are closed between 2:30 and 5.

Can anyone recommend a late-lunch or early-dinner place reasonably close by that will be serving during those hours? The restriction is no thai :( , no middle eastern nor indian... the only place that I can think of that matches is the Pickle Barrel at Yonge and Dundas.

I know the time of day makes it difficult... does anyone have other suggestions?

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  1. Salad King is just around the corner on Gould ave. Arguably the best Thai food in the city, however not the quietest place if you're looking for something a little more intimate.

    Baton Rouge in the Eaton Centre is over priced but not bad for a quiet late afternoon lunch.

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    1. re: tellerium

      Arguably the best Thai in the city??? I know that people tend to enjoy Salad King, but it's not authentic, and while this city is lacking in good Thai food, you can do much better.

    2. I've been surprisingly impressed by the food at Pickle Barrel the couple of times I've been there since the remodelling. Sure, it's not gourmet food by any means, but for one of those "big menus to please everybody" type of places, it's really not that bad.

      1. The Superior Restaurant on Yonge is open from 11:30- 9 pm, according to their website:

        Both the Senator Diner and Terroni are located on Victoria, maybe a 5 minute walk from the Eaton Centre. I think both would be open all afternoon.

        I think Japango, on Elizabeth, (about a 5 minute walk west of Yonge, just south of Dundas) would also be open between 3 and 4.

        1. Is the Delta Chelsea right there? If yes, their "bistro" restaurant might be another option.

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          1. re: charmoula

            Thanks for the suggestions, I will check them out and see if she likes sushi, I know I do!!

          2. OK, we ended up at the Pickle Barrel as the closest choice. Came in, went downstairs and just like someone else on the board said, I had to hunt down the waitress a couple time... food came extremely quickly but the service was very very very slow. Date had an ok seafood pasta, I had an decent chicken pesto penne. Nothing special about the food or atmosphere.. I suppose that's praise coming from me if I can't find an actual fault with it :). I can recommend it.
            Thanks everyone!