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Dinner suggestion near Bar Volo?

apb Feb 19, 2008 10:44 AM

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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    Gary RE: apb Feb 19, 2008 10:59 AM

    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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      camp1980 RE: Gary Feb 19, 2008 12:16 PM

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

    2. JamieK RE: apb Feb 19, 2008 01:25 PM

      Wish at Yonge and Charles is another option -

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

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

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        cupcakez RE: apb Feb 19, 2008 03:57 PM

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

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          excuse me miss RE: apb Feb 19, 2008 08:50 PM

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

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            apb RE: apb Feb 20, 2008 08:05 AM

            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.

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