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bjinyyz Dec 13, 2007 07:13 AM

Hi all and Happy Holidays.

I am meeting my Father and daughter for Dinner Friday night.

My Father and I are meat/poultry/fish eaters and my daughter is a vegetarian.

I am looking for a decent place in the area that can cater to all of us.

Any suggestions would (as always) be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.


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    fussychow RE: bjinyyz Dec 13, 2007 07:24 AM

    Just 1 subway stop up the street is The Rebel House - it's cozy and they have good food that would cater to all of you, lots of meat/chicken/fish but also a great spinach/cheese/apple salad, amazing macaroni/cheese, daily pastas/soups that are sometimes veg, a veggie curry for the vegetarian...

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      estufarian RE: fussychow Dec 13, 2007 12:46 PM

      But they don't take reservations and it's VERY noisy.

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      phoenikia RE: bjinyyz Dec 13, 2007 07:36 AM

      Peridot Resto-Lounge is at 81 Bloor East. http://www.peridotrestolounge.com/

      If you're willing to head north a few blocks, Rosedale Diner (1164 Yonge), Pastis (1158 Yonge), and Lakes (1112 Yonge) http://www.dine.to/profile_features.p... might be good options.

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        cecilia RE: phoenikia Dec 13, 2007 01:33 PM

        I like Peridot as well. Or Foccacia.

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        JennyBenny RE: bjinyyz Dec 13, 2007 08:16 AM

        Maybe try 7West Cafe. It's about 2 blocks south of Bloor off Yonge Street - less than a 5 minute walk from the Yonge/Bloor Subway. It's at 7 Charles Street West.
        Here's a link to their site (lots of veg options):
        I'm a huge fan of their hummus and pita appetizer and they have great pizzas too.

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          magic RE: bjinyyz Dec 13, 2007 10:43 AM

          Green Mango (the west side of Yonge location) has delicious Thai! Good for carnivores and vegetarians. Good service too.

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            millygirl RE: magic Dec 13, 2007 10:53 AM

            I would suggest Bloor Street Diner in the Manulife. Their menu is varied and caterers to all tastes and some great veggie options also. Very reasonably priced too, they have some prix fixed menus. However, if you want something more upscale, and more happening, I would go to Pastis for sure. Although not sure what they have in the way of vegetarian. But whatever you chose, better make reservations....places are really getting booked up.

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              estufarian RE: millygirl Dec 13, 2007 12:48 PM

              i ended up at Bloor St Diner a few weeks back - everything else was booked solid - and was pleasantly surprised. Not GREAT food, but competent and the service was notably better than most places in the area (and no attitude either).

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                millygirl RE: estufarian Dec 13, 2007 01:03 PM

                YUP. I have a standing once a month dinner with a g. friend and this is our spot. Location convienent for both of us and we sit around for a couple of hours gabbing and catching up. She doesn't drink, and I usually only have one glass of wine yet they never, ever try to encourage us to leave. And yes, the food is not great, but it is fine. Good pastas, the salmon is always cooked nicely and the atmosphere is welcoming.

          2. Googs RE: bjinyyz Dec 13, 2007 02:03 PM

            Wow. No one mentioned Wish. Always my 1st choice at that intersection. Not a ton of vegetarian options, but not bad. They will alter dishes to suit requirements upon request as they do for my "egg white only omelette" friends. Good and occasionally great food in a relaxed environment and apparently very reasonable mark-ups on wine.

            Black Skirt
            974 College Street, Toronto, ON M4Y, CA

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              bjinyyz RE: Googs Dec 14, 2007 04:54 AM

              Thank you all for the suggestions.


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