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smr714 Jun 13, 2008 09:21 AM

I am staying tonight at the Delta Chelsea, and need to find a decent place within walking distance for someone who is not very mobile. I walk with a cane so distance is the issue rather than price. Can anyone suggest something in close vacinity to the Delta -- 33 Gerrard Street West.

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  1. pinkprimp RE: smr714 Jun 13, 2008 09:31 AM

    I really enjoy Adega, which is just by Elm Street. I think it's mostly Portugese cuisine? Anyway, there are some safe bets though, in case anyone is a bit picky.

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      JamesJT RE: smr714 Jun 13, 2008 09:49 AM

      There are a couple of places of note on Elm Street, which you can access from the back exit of the Delta Chelsea. Barberians is great old school streak house.

      1. Rabbit RE: smr714 Jun 13, 2008 10:20 AM

        Barberian's is also on Elm. Classic, old-school steakhouse with fantastic wine list.
        www.barberians.com

        Oro is also quite reputable (although I can't vouch firsthand).
        www.ororestaurant.com

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          Googs RE: Rabbit Jun 13, 2008 11:42 AM

          As a bonus, Barberian's is also barrier free. No stairs to deal with IIRC.

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            s0rce RE: Rabbit Jun 13, 2008 12:59 PM

            I second Oro, I've had a couple great meals there and my friends like it too.

          2. cynalan RE: smr714 Jun 13, 2008 10:46 AM

            If you're looking for something a bit more casual, Devil's Advocate on Bay is nearby. Nothing spectacular... your typical pub grub, but it is close to the hotel.

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              Manybears RE: cynalan Jun 13, 2008 11:54 AM

              I don't think I can say anything about this place tactfully, so let it suffice to say I think I'd rather hit up the Wolf & Firkin on Elm or even the Elephant & Castle if I was after uninspired pub fare. (sorry.)

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                The Berserker RE: Manybears Jun 13, 2008 03:04 PM

                The Devil's Advocate went out of business about a month ago. I won't miss it.

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              smr714 RE: smr714 Jun 13, 2008 11:49 AM

              Thanks for the suggestions, it will make it easier to grab some food withough falling again by walking too far.

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                currycue RE: smr714 Jun 13, 2008 01:31 PM

                Check out Red and White mediterranean on Yonge St, just north of Elm. They're open late and serve a very good chicken shawarma plate with chick pea salad. Doner Kebab across the street is also pretty good for a quick bite.

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                smr714 RE: smr714 Jun 13, 2008 05:23 PM

                My aching foot thanks you all for your suggestions. I took the easy way and just got the shawarma, one of my neices got a slice and her mom got the donair. Brought it back to the room with an Ice cold soda and now I have my foot on a pillow. I have a wonky ankle anyways but took a nasty tumble earlier this morning and can hardly walk again.

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                  millygirl RE: smr714 Jun 13, 2008 05:50 PM

                  Sounds like the shawarma hit the spot. Rest up and speedy recovery to you smr714.

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