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Dinner suggestion near Bar Volo?

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We have friends that are moving away from Toronto and he's a big fan of Bar Volo (Yonge & Wellesley - thanks for the correction, Gary) so we agreed to end up there for post dinner drinks to take us into the wee hours. Any suggestions for where we could have a nice dinner beforehand? Walking distance or v short cab ride? We don't want to eat there as it would be nice to have a special meal. It will be this Friday night, 6 people, not a chain, mains under $25, good wine list would be ideal. Am I asking for too much?? Thank you!

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  1. In the immediate area, about a two minute walk from Volo, there is Fire on the East Side (http://www.fireontheeastside.ca). This place was a great surprise, or at least it was a year or so ago when we visited. Great Southern/Cajun inspired food, fun drink specials, attentive service. They have a wine list, though I am not knowledgable enough to say whether it is "good".

    With a short cab ride you could hit almost any restaurant in the downtown area.

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    1. re: Gary

      I second Fire On the East Side. Never been disappointed there and sadly don't find that I go there enough.

    2. Wish at Yonge and Charles is another option -
      http://www.wishrestaurant.ca

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      Fire On The East Side
      6 Gloucester St, Toronto, ON M4Y1L5, CA

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

      1. local 4, almost right beside it. cute and charming but not classy. Really chill, excellent food and amazing desserts
        www.local4restaurant.com

        1. you could go to fuzion
          http://www.fuzionexperience.com/
          the chef used to cook for oprah
          it's exactly 1 block east of volo- church and dundonald.

          1. thanks everyone!!! i don't know much about this area so these are great.

            we're leaning towards FOTES so far but i'm definitely filing these away for future reference. fuzion looks like a great summer venue too.