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Good food betw. Allen/Eglinton & Browns Line/QEW

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pkg Dec 11, 2007 05:55 AM

I am looking for great food and ambience where two friends can meet for a pre-Christmas gathering, 1/2 way between where each of us live. Can you offer suggestions?

  1. p
    phoenikia Dec 13, 2007 05:15 AM

    Chopin on Roncesvalles is great for a winter dinner.

    1. JamieK Dec 11, 2007 07:45 AM

      I figure Bloor West Village is roughly half way between those two points. For upscalish, I've heard good things about Bloom near Bloor & Durie. For more casual, there's Dr Generosity and the Yellow Griffin (although both get mixed reviews on this board).

      Further west on the Kingsway, there's Merlot and ViBo to consider. I haven't been to either but perhaps someone could comment on their appropriateness.

      If you click on any of the place links, you'll see related threads with comments that may give you a better idea of what they're like.

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      Dr. Generosity
      2197 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6S1N2, CA

      Yellow Griffin
      2202 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6P, CA

      Bloom
      2315 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6S1P1, CA

      Merlot
      2994 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M8X1C2, CA

      ViBo
      2995 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M8X1C1, CA

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      1. re: JamieK
        pancake Dec 13, 2007 04:59 AM

        I would try one of the following:
        Vibo (italian)- royal york
        Green Mango (thai) - royal york
        Merlot (french) - royal york
        Demetres (coffee/sweets) - royal york
        Sharkeys (variety) - bloor west

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        pkg Dec 11, 2007 07:09 AM

        Come on, help a girl out. Someone's got to know a good restaurant around Bloor and High Park or along Royal York somewhere?

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        1. re: pkg
          jayt90 Dec 11, 2007 07:40 AM

          Young Thailand is getting good comments on this board.

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          Young Thailand
          2907 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P1Z1, CA

          1. re: pkg
            pescatarian Dec 11, 2007 07:45 AM

            Green Mango at Royal York and Bloor is pretty good. There's also an Italian and Greek place along there. It's been awhile since I've been to the Greek place. I remember it being standard, passable. I only had a drink once at the Italian place so I can't comment on the food. There's also Rocco's Plum Tomato on Islington near the Queensway. Also haven't been there in about 10 years, so I can't comment on what the food is like there today.

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