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Where is a great place for lunch in Toronto?

janetzuccarini Sep 9, 2007 09:35 AM

I have a friend in for the film festival who is currently living in London. He has asked me to take him out for a great lunch. He suggested: Rodney's, Hiro, and a couple of older, tried and true places. I would like to take him to a newer, hipper, cooler, place that has great food. Any suggestions?

Thanks for your help.

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    gnr Sep 9, 2007 09:45 AM

    Hey, didn't you post this same question further down the Board? Did you not like the answers that were given?

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    1. re: gnr
      janetzuccarini Sep 9, 2007 10:24 AM

      Hi Gnr: This is actually a different friend, where I have one opportunity to take him out and impress him. Also, the cost of the lunch is not a concern. My other question was for well priced places for everyday of the film festival to take my friend who is in from New York.

      I loved the answers to my other question!

    2. Googs Sep 9, 2007 11:01 AM

      Since seafood seems to be his thing, why not Omi for an omakase lunch? Not new, but certainly worthy.

      1. JamieK Sep 17, 2007 07:37 AM

        Just curious, Janet -- where did you end up with each of your friends from New York and from London? How did they like it?

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          millygirl Sep 21, 2007 09:34 AM

          Yah, me too....Janet??

          1. re: millygirl
            janetzuccarini Sep 24, 2007 11:52 AM

            Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. Here are some of the places I ended up taking my friends out to:

            One at the Hazelton (loved my food)
            Cafe Nervosa
            Caffe Doria

            There were more, we ate out everyday for lunch and dinner for 9 days.

            1. re: janetzuccarini
              Googs Sep 24, 2007 12:23 PM

              I understand Olivia's has a fairly new chef. New to the location at least. How was the food?

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                millygirl Sep 24, 2007 03:09 PM

                Hey Janet, what did you think of Cafe Doria??

                1. re: millygirl
                  janetzuccarini Sep 25, 2007 01:52 PM

                  The new chef at Olivia's is very talented, I had the Branzino (whole cooked Sea Bass) which was excellent. The pasta with squid ink is another delicious dish.

                  I also love Caffe Doria....I live very close by, which makes it very convenient for a quick easy lunch. I am hooked on the Spring Salad with chicken....very tasty. I spent a while talking to the owner too, who is absolutely lovely.

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