Dinner this Saturday at Yonge and Richmond?
- morrigan Jun 5, 2008 08:09 AM
I'm looking for a place to eat this Saturday night within a short walk of Yonge and Richmond. I can think of the following places:
- The Golden Thai
- The Florentine Court
- Eight Wine Bar
- The Irish Embassy
- Cafe du Monde
- Steak Restaurant and Bar
My challenge is that one of our number is heavily pregnant and the places that I could vouch for are sort of alcohol-focussed, at least by name. And she doesn't eat beef or pork, or very intense flavours at the moment. So I'm at a loss.
Can anyone offer any suggestions in the area that are nice, aren't pubs, and have a good selection of chicken or fish-based meals?
Thank you very much!
If you don't mind walking a couple of blocks, there's always Terroni Adelaide (57A Adelaide St. East) just south of Richmond. Though, you may have to wait a while for a table. I know I had to wait about 1/2 hour last night and that was a Wed. night...
Or further south to Yonge/Front at Biff's Bistro (4 Front St. E) . I think they have several fish/chicken dishes on their menu, along with your typical French bistro fare. I had their roasted artic char recently, and it was delicious.
Beer Bistro (yet another alcohol-focused name) at 18 King St. E might be an option as well, as they have a couple of fish/chicken dishes to choose from.
I was going to reccomend Harlem, but when I read that one of the diners was pregnant, I didn't think it would be suitable. While there are a few chicken/ seafood dishes on the menu, much of the food is fried or heavy. That combined with the huge portion sizes might give a pregnant woman severe indigestion.
Don't get me wrong, I liked Harlem, I just don't think it fits in this situation.
P.S.- Has anyone else been to Harlem and noticed the art on the walls? They are made entirely of hair! I'm serious. Human Hair! I was so tempted to make a "Waiter, there's some art in my soup!" joke. Didn't bother me too much, but I didn't notice until I had FINISHED eating.
Another great Thai resto near there is Mengrai at Ontario & Richmond. I understand (although I may be wrong) that Ivory is buffet which may be less than desirable for your with-child friend,
Not sure if you have a budget, but George is also nearby. You could wine-pair and she would get away with a lower bill so maybe consider yourselves even.
Great suggestions everyone - thanks so much!
I will have to check with her as to whether or not Thai just wouldn't be good right about now. I love George, but that might be a bit formal...and somehow I hadn't even thought of Terroni's. Sigh - too bad about the with-child part - I have been looking for any excuse to get back to Starfish for ages...