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Must dine near Jeff Healey's Roadhouse

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!

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  1. 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

      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

        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

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

    2. 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. 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

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

        2. 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

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

            1. re: Googs

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

              What about Milagro?

              1. re: grilledcheese

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