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avandelay Apr 15, 2008 08:15 AM

I am going to be in Toronto for a week and even though I grew up there I was hoping to get a list of restaraunts not to be missed. Any cuisine is fine. I'll be staying in North York but would be willing to travel downtown.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks

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    Julie McCoy Apr 18, 2008 11:31 AM

    For Italian I love Fieramosca, for Indian I enjoyed Tabla.
    For other recommendations, I loved 93 Harbord for it's interesting flavours - North African but with lots of other influences. And another stand-by recommendation is Boulevard Cafe. Peruvian, fresh, great drinks and a nice patio if the weather's right.

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    93 Harbord
    93 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1G4, CA

    Tabla
    2727 Yonge, Toronto, ON M4N2H8, CA

    Boulevard Cafe
    161 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1H1, CA

    Fieramosca
    36A Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON M5R1A9, CA

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      js288uk Apr 18, 2008 12:33 PM

      I would skip Thai and concentrate on other Asian cuisines since Thai in Toronto is more or less like generic Thai anywhere else. Chinese by contrast is superb.

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        estufarian Apr 18, 2008 02:21 PM

        Exactly which 'Chinese' in Toronto is superb?
        And please tell me where I can match Linda (say) at reasonable price elsewhere. Haven't (yet) found anything in L.A., SF or Vancouver.

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      KevinB Apr 18, 2008 04:28 AM

      You didn't say where in NY you're going to stay, but if you're anywhere near Yonge St., you'll find it packed with Korean and Persian places. Haven't been able to get into Persian places - lots of ground, grilled meat but no interesting sauces or spices, and lacklustre sides. Many good Korean spots, though.

      And if you remember Toby's Goodeats from your past, avoid the one on Yonge (across the street from the Novotel, IIRC), in the Empire? Empress? Centre. Nothing like the old spots used to be.

      1. sylvrgirl Apr 15, 2008 02:11 PM

        Either for lunch or dinner and within your price range / interest would be Mercatto.
        They also have terrific wines by the glass.

        http://www.mercatto.ca/menus/mainmenu...

        1. estufarian Apr 15, 2008 01:33 PM

          Pricepoint?
          Type(s) of Cuisine?

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            avandelay Apr 15, 2008 01:39 PM

            On pricepoint, nothing too expenisve but from $0-$50 per person is fine. Any type of cuisine although would be particulary interested in Thai and Italian.

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              estufarian Apr 16, 2008 07:30 AM

              For Thai see
              http://www.chowhound.com/topics/509485
              (which also has other links). I just posted my recommendations there.
              Italian is not my specialty.
              Have you considered Indian? We have some pretty good places in several styles.
              And Portuguese is well represented (although the best is above your price point).

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                avandelay Apr 16, 2008 08:29 PM

                Really like Indian and would appreciate recommendations. I've actually never had Portuguese and would be really interested to try.

                Thanks

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                  estufarian Apr 17, 2008 04:41 PM

                  For Indian - this year-old thread includes my recommendations (Rashnaa, Trimurti, Tabla) and some other people's opinions.
                  http://www.chowhound.com/topics/391104
                  Incidentally, your post isn't getting much traffic - I think the Title may be misleading (leading people to think you're GOING to Phoenix). Try reposting with a different title
                  e.g Visitor wants italian and Portuguese Recommendations (or whatever).

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