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Good Eats Near ACC

OK Chowhounds...hubby and I are going to a concert at the ACC. Need a reco for somewhere good, but not over the top. JKWB may not have room so we need somewhere we can make a reservation. Can't stand Biff's or Aqua. Thoughts? Anyone been to the Italian resto on Wellington east of Yonge, might be called Vagabonda? Thanks in advance.

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  1. Kultura; Harbor Sixty; Barberians to name a few.

    1. I haven't been to any yet, but the new spots on Colbourne all seem to be getting some decent feedback (Doku 15 in the Cosmo hotel, Six Steps and Colbourne Lane).

      Trevor on Wellington is quite good...

      good luck!

      1. Thanks...keep em coming...Don't eat steak...so Barberians and H60 don't fit. What/where's Trevor?

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        1. re: GRobin

          Trevor is on Wellington between Yonge and Church. 38 Wellington I believe. Really short walk to the ACC - http://www.trevorkitchenandbar.com/

          1. re: jgloverwork

            OMG Trevor has the best Kobe mini burgers! So tasty and juicy...ah my mouth waters just thinking about them....

        2. Vagabondo III has decent-ish pizzas but the pastas always seem a bity gunky to me. The patio is lovely though.

          1. BeerBistro... King just E of Yonge.

            1. Thanks all. We found out Trevor is closed Mondays. Too bad as the menu looked great. We'll try it another time. Ended up on the patio next door at Vagabondo. One word...yuck! Pre-fab, tasteless Italian at it's worse. We both had a ceasar salad which was light on any dressing, had no parmesan and was tasteless including the boxed croutons. The I had the pollo piazzaiola which was a thin pounded breast of chicken smothered in a very oily mixture of chopped green and black olives in a small amount of some tomato base loaded with big chunks of raw garlic. Hubby had veal parm and said it was practically inedible and covered with a big slab of processed mozarella cheese.

              Oh well...now we know.

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              1. re: GRobin

                Thanks for the post-report - I don't live far from there so now will know better than to accidentally stumble into the place!

                1. re: GRobin

                  Ack! Sorry I didn't see this thread earlier and save you. The consensus on Vagabondo is very bad. I think they only survive due to a very visible patio and proximity to a lot of office buildings, where workers choose them for lunch because they don't have time to walk further.

                  1. re: Gary

                    Thanks Gary, yeah, we figured that out. I think you're absolutely right.