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Googs Mar 10, 2008 10:53 AM

but I don't want to go to the expense of Rain. Is there anywhere, ANYWHERE nearby where one can have a good meal and a decent glass of wine? We have no limitations to what we like to eat, except my gf isn't big on sushi. HELP!

  1. JamieK Mar 10, 2008 12:11 PM

    Is Tutti Matti too far? You'd be able to get a decent glass of wine there for sure. And I think less costly than Rain depending on what you order.

    Tutti Matti
    364 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V1R7, CA

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    1. re: JamieK
      Googs Mar 10, 2008 12:53 PM

      Ooooh yeah, Tutti Matti. I've been meaning to check that out...

      Any thoughts on Crush, Dhaba, La Fenice, Milagro, or Le Select Bistro? I ask because I think they're a tad closer. Still wearing my jeans rolled up right now courtesy of the snooooooooooooow.

      1. re: Googs
        TorontoJo Mar 10, 2008 01:03 PM

        Crush will be great for your glass of wine. The food is certainly decent, so I would call that a good option.

        Meh on Dhaba.

        La Fenice is overpriced IMO.

        Haven't been to Milagro.

        Le Select gets mixed reviews in its new space. I haven't been in years, but remember it being a solid, reliable bistro.

        Have you been to Lee? It's another block or so West of Le Select. That would be my choice in the area.

        1. re: TorontoJo
          5andman Mar 10, 2008 01:40 PM

          I second Tutti Matti!
          I believe they still have lunch specials (app, main & dessert for $20) if you're looking for lunch.

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      grilledcheese Mar 11, 2008 02:10 AM

      Assuming Healy's is still near The Paddock, try Opal Jazz Bar on Queen. Very mellow and intimate. Excellent food. http://www.dine.to/opal

      1. laurelmcg Mar 11, 2008 07:15 AM

        Here's a few ideas:

        http://www.czehoski.com/ and by the same owners, there's Coca across the street which has been well reviewed, but it does get pretty packed

        Irie Food joint http://www.iriefoodjoint.com/

        San Korean

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        1. re: laurelmcg
          jamesm Mar 11, 2008 09:03 AM

          Rosebud is right around the corner from Healey's, and Niagara Street Cafe isn't too far away.

        2. HarryLloyd Mar 11, 2008 11:01 AM

          please clarify which healeys you are going to: the one closed to queen & bathurst or the open at king and peter?


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          1. re: HarryLloyd
            Googs Mar 11, 2008 12:34 PM

            The one that's open. 56 Blue Jays Way.

            1. re: Googs
              grilledcheese Mar 12, 2008 03:23 AM

              Oh, that one. I didn't know the other had closed.

              What about Milagro?

              1. re: grilledcheese
                Dahlia1 Apr 18, 2008 08:00 AM

                I've been to Milagro a few times, and I normally get the fish/seafood dishes and they are yum. My friends have had the chicken - they think is awesome (tender, juicy, flavourful) but they complain that the beef is poorly cooked and they cuts of beef are terrible. Milagro has great tequila (but expensive).

          2. JamieK Jul 11, 2008 04:11 PM

            I came across this in my wanderings and now I'm curious -- where did you end up, Googs?

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