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Good lunch around University Ave, Queen?

ceciel Jul 17, 2007 05:05 AM


Any suggestion for good spot for lunch? I have couple hours to kill during lunch time, between meetings. New in Toronto, especially around this particular area. Few blocks walking distance will be great.

Thank you!

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    salad lad Nov 21, 2007 08:10 PM

    closer to citytv on the north side of Queen is a great sushi place- and it has chep lunch specials- can't remember the name of it right now

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    1. re: salad lad
      gps_shag Nov 22, 2007 06:52 AM

      Isn't that place called "Sushi on Queen?" :P

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      estragon Jul 17, 2007 06:30 PM

      Too late for today, but my favourite lunch around Queen and University is at Little India. Best Indian buffet I've ever had.

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      1. re: estragon
        gps_shag Nov 16, 2007 05:28 PM

        I can't have buffets anymore - too much of a glutton. The only one I can't resist is the Korean BBQ House on Queen, just west of University. Sooo.... much.... meat..... :P

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        bluedog Jul 17, 2007 11:37 AM

        Probably too late for you, but the restaurant at Osgoode Hall is both unique and superb. 3 course prix fixe for about $18 and excellent (and reasonable) wine list. You go into Osgoode Hall (the large historic bldg in the park on the NE corner of Queen and University), submit to a security search (x-ray and metal detector, like at the airport) and follow the signs. Highly recommended.

        Just don't bring any weapons.

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        1. re: bluedog
          hungry_pangolin Jul 18, 2007 03:08 AM

          I think that the dining hall at Osgoode Hall closes for the summer. But, yes, it is excellent and a bargain.

        2. orangewasabi Jul 17, 2007 07:29 AM

          Queen Mother is a nice place to hang for lunch -- get the thai/lao dishes. And then kill the next few hours either with a glass of wine or a walk around Queen St West.

          QM is 1.5 blocks west of Uni on Queen, north side

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          1. re: orangewasabi
            sevenblades Jul 17, 2007 08:28 AM

            I definitely second Queen Mother. The food is good and the atmosphere is nice. You may or may not want reservations.

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              robgm Jul 17, 2007 11:28 AM

              I stopped by the QM for lunch today after the thread here....very good...patio was busy but inside quiet-no reservation needed today. The Pad Thai was as usual as was the curried vegetable roti....no room for dessert or apps...featured sauvignon blanc was all an sv should be....lunch for 2 with tax and tip $62

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                Zengarden Nov 16, 2007 03:41 PM

                Going there for lunch at the end of the month. One of my colleagues is vegetarian. Will there be choices on the menu that are okay for him?

                1. re: Zengarden
                  robgm Nov 16, 2007 03:58 PM

                  many, many veg options

          2. robgm Jul 17, 2007 06:49 AM

            What kind of food, atmosphere, experience are you looking for?

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