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Feb 19, 2008 05:44 AM

Suggestions for "Homey" non-pretentious, but good food in West End Downtown

Okay, I'm at a loss here. I'm looking for good food, decent portions, not too expensive (not a big deal) and not pretentious in the Queen/King West area. I know, mission impossible, right? Might be able to do College St. as well. We've already been to One of a Kind Pasta and Grill - that's the only thing I could think of that fit this bill. Any ideas fellow Chowhounds?

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  1. I had dinner at Julie's Cuban on saturday night for my birthday and I would recommend it. It's on Dovercourt, just north of Queen. It's romantic and quirky. The portions were so huge we didn't have room for dessert.

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    1. re: Henrywatertail

      Hey good suggestion. I have been there before, but didn't recall until twigged by your post. Seems more of a summer place to me, but I think we might be able to swing it. Mojitos!! Thanks!

    2. My favourite in that area is The Prague ( the only downside is they close early. (7 during the week and 6 on weekends) So far I've had the Goulash, Beef in Sauerbraten sauce, Chicken and bacon Spaetzle and pierogies and they're all really good. A full meal for one plus dessert shouldn't cost more than $20.

      1. whats the budget?


          1. Irie on Queen west. Very good Jamaican food. Before his latest place, Greg Couillard spent some time there honing up his spice skills. Very credible jump-up soup, and fantastic roti. Licenced, as well. A couple of dishes and a red stripe should be under 25.

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            1. re: Snarf

              While Irie is quite good, I have found the portions to be on the smaller side.

              1. re: deelicious

                Depends on what you order. The rotis are definitely good sized

                1. re: deelicious

                  I haven't been in a while, I used to get take out regularly and always found it to be tasty and well priced for good sized portions...I hope they haven't changed something...