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Dinner before Dirty Dancing

gazpacho Jul 8, 2008 12:37 PM

I have read several posts that have recommended staying away from the more "touristy" eating places in the theater district. We are staying at the Residence Inn on Wellington and the show is at the Royal Alexandra. We'd like to walk to a restaurant and then to the show. We love all kinds of food so we're open to many suggestions--Help me Toronto 'hounds!

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    cowhound RE: gazpacho Jul 8, 2008 01:45 PM

    There's a Radisson on Wellington? Not according to http://www.radisson.com/hotels/ca/on/...

    And what's your budget?

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      gazpacho RE: cowhound Jul 8, 2008 01:57 PM

      oops! I meant The Residence Inn on Wellington! Budget is open--we're willing to pay for good food :-) and of course we love it when we find good places that aren't sky high!

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        estragon RE: gazpacho Jul 8, 2008 09:45 PM

        I am fond of Tutti Matti - www.tuttimatti.ca - just a few blocks from your hotel, at Adelaide and Peter.

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      grilledcheese RE: gazpacho Jul 8, 2008 02:49 PM

      My usual suggestion for this subject: La Fenice

      Quite good Italian. Miles above everything else in that King West strip.

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        cowhound RE: grilledcheese Jul 8, 2008 03:36 PM

        Crush. About a 10-minute walk from the hotel and another 10 back to the theatre.


        Although there are many eateries in the neighbourhood, most are very tourist-oriented (ie few Torontonians would eat there).

        or Le Select (same distance):

        mainstream French bistro, nice ambiance


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          gazpacho RE: cowhound Jul 10, 2008 07:20 AM

          Crush definitely looks like a contender. When I went to the site it said that it had been closed but has reopened?? was that for renovations?

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            MissDarling RE: gazpacho Jul 11, 2008 06:14 AM

            I would say Crush... or..

            Brasaii was wonderful yesterday!!

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        stapler RE: gazpacho Jul 11, 2008 05:10 AM

        Yes, yes, Tutti Matti! Gorgeous, simple, delish food. You'll love it! Go there!

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          j2brady RE: gazpacho Jul 11, 2008 09:21 AM

          I say spend the extra 5 on a cab or walk if it is a nice evening and go to Jaime Kennedy Wine Bar. Great food and service!

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            gazpacho RE: j2brady Jul 12, 2008 09:02 AM

            the menu at Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar looks amazing!

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