ISO decent fare around UofT downtown
I work downtown and sometimes head to the UofT downtown campus to meet Mr. LTL on his study break for either lunch or a light dinner. There are so many options around there that seem to be hit and miss so I'm looking for recommendations of reliable good eats, any cuisine. Thanks in advance!
The area around U of T tends to be a bit of a foodie dead zone, imho. However, if you are willing to travel to the northern edge of the 'hood (ie. Bedford just south of Dupont), Le Paradis is a nice little french bistro. Reservations are highly recommended.
Vittorio's on Avenue Road isn't bad for Italian either!
Joso's, at Av & Dav, is perfect for a lunch or a light dinner. For dinner, you might need reserves. For lunch it can get pretty busy too... (seafood / Mediterranean )
What about eating at UofT? The Hart House has their downstairs grill (not a clue of the name) Prices are reasonable, choice is really good, and the food I have always enjoyed. Strongly recommend sitting out in the spring/early summer (they close down for the actual summer) on the patio.
4 of us went one day all had different ethnic dishes.
Boulevard Cafe on Harbord for South American, nice patio too.
Also 93 Harbord, Messis, Tati Bistro, all on Harbord to the west of the campus.
93 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1G4, CA
97 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1G4, CA
161 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1H1, CA
124 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1G8, CA
Thanks for all the great suggestions - can't wait to try them. I can always count on everyone here for a wealth of dining knowledge ;)