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sandyca May 21, 2008 01:33 AM

Looking for a delicious meal for a friend turning 60. She enjoys ethnic (Middle Eastern, Tibetan) but the main thing is really good food. I'd like to spend about $150 for two, not including wine. Can drive anywhere but prefer not to have to drive to distant burbs.

  1. Rabbit May 21, 2008 05:36 AM

    93 Harbord? Middle eastern, nice setting, easily within budget. And quite delicious.

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      sandyca May 21, 2008 06:25 AM

      Alas, it would be perfect but she has gone there many times so I need a new place to excite the taste buds.

    2. JamieK May 21, 2008 06:50 AM

      What about Tabule, has she been there?
      http://www.tabule.ca

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      Tabule
      2009 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4S 1Z8, CA

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        torontofoodiegirl May 21, 2008 10:20 AM

        I concur.

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          peppermint pate May 21, 2008 11:09 AM

          Third.

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            sandyca May 21, 2008 05:25 PM

            Thanks. Don't believe she has tried it.
            Would also appreciate another suggestion other than middle eastern.

      2. JamieK May 21, 2008 05:33 PM

        Niagara Street Cafe is a lovely spot with French Mediterranean menu, which would be within your budget before wine. --
        http://www.niagarastreetcafe.com/home...

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          JamieK May 21, 2008 05:34 PM

          +

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          Niagara Street Cafe
          169 Niagara St, Toronto, ON M5V1C9, CA

        2. Rabbit May 21, 2008 06:19 PM

          I haven't been, but Amaya got some rave reviews during the past year.

          There's also dim sum a Lai Wah Heen. I think you could stay within budget.

          1. happycamper May 21, 2008 09:20 PM

            I second Ameya and also suggest
            The Host (Yorkville)
            Anatolia (Kipling, might be a little far for you)
            Ali Baba (Queen W)

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              Westwardho May 21, 2008 10:17 PM

              Yeah Anatolia (actually on Dundas near Kipling) for great authentic Turkish. Addis Ababa on Queen west is pretty interesting and it'll cost you $40.

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