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Dinner after Cirque du Soleil...Port Lands on Cherry Street

Meadow Jul 19, 2007 06:21 AM

Any good chow worthy restaurants in the area.

We love all food, as long as it is good!

Thanks for any ideas!

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    Zengarden RE: Meadow Jul 19, 2007 06:32 AM

    Are you driving or on foot? I would recommend trying some of the spots in Leslieville as you aren't too far from that part of the city.

    A few reviews have come up for Citizen.

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      tochipotle RE: Zengarden Jul 19, 2007 06:44 AM

      You're pretty close to the Distillery district...

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      Gary RE: Meadow Jul 19, 2007 07:05 AM

      Weezie's at King East and Power (just east of Parliament) is a great little bistro, and something of a well-kept secret in my opinion. It's a small menu, but the food lovingly cooked, and it has a nice cozy atmosphere.

      354 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A1K9, CA

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        jgloverwork RE: Meadow Jul 19, 2007 09:05 AM

        Weezies is a great choice - and a very short drive from the wasteland from which you will be emerging :) really reasonable prices.

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          halcyon1234 RE: Meadow Jul 19, 2007 02:20 PM

          If you're driving, or even if you have a TTC day pass, I recommend Oja Noodle House, at 689 Yonge St, just south of Bloor at Hayden. Amazing variety of Chinese, Japanese, Thai, at very reasonable prices. Or if it's too busy, the Spring Roll is right next door.

          Just stay away from the strip clubs. =)

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            cupcakez RE: halcyon1234 Jul 19, 2007 05:08 PM

            Personally I find springrolls boring and overly north americanized version of asian food.

            i went to oja last week and there were flies everywhere. bowls of kimichi were out near the kitchen and there were flies all around them. the toilet didnt flush and the taps in the bathroom didnt turn on. when i told the waitress about this she nodded like it was a regular-on going problem and told me to wash my hands in the sink near the cash area. and the food was just alright. unfortunatly i had finished eating before i went upstairs to use the bathroom and saw all the bugs. ick. i really wanted to like this place too.

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            itryalot RE: Meadow Jul 20, 2007 06:10 AM

            What about menus that are teen friendly? We will have transportation. We may resort back to Frankie Tomatto's to keep the kids happy.

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              Googs RE: itryalot Sep 15, 2007 11:24 AM

              Fusilli is still closed this weekend. The reno's have gone well over the expected time. I'm waiting not so patiently. The SECOND Giuseppe reopens his doors I want to be the first in line. Hopefully within a few days.

              If your teens love a good burger, there's none better in this neck of the woods than Weezie's. They also serve much in the way of comfort food such as mac & cheese so there are definitely teen-friendly items. The staff & pricing at Weezie's are also very friendly. It's a casual place so no special attire required.

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              DowntownJoe RE: Meadow Sep 14, 2007 01:08 PM

              A few choices if Leslieville is your destination....Tomi Kro, I always enjoy a visit there. Weezies is a pretty great spot, nice and casual, decent wine and decent prices. There is a new Italian spot, right beside Kubo Radio...can't recall the name, but it's pretty decent as well. Hmmm..beyond that, it's Friday night and my brain has gone blank.

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                proof RE: Meadow Sep 15, 2007 06:57 AM

                There is a hidden little Italian resto called Fusilli on Queen East just west of River.....10 minute walk from the Distillery. Reasonably priced, family owned small place. They have good bruschetta, and there pasta dishes are quite nice. I have been there twice, and was always pleased. Friendly place.

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