Lunch at Jarvis and Carlton
I'm at a conference for 3 days at a hotel on Jarvis, just south of Carlton. Is there anywhere decent around there for lunch? I'm at a loss. Thanks!
I'll happily 2nd the Piccolo rec. Excellent simply prepared Italian.
For Japanese relatively nearby, you might try Daio on the south side of Carlton about a half block west of Church. Not a 4 star, but decent and fairly reliable.
Daio Japanese Restaurant
45 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5B2H9, CA
In the immediate area of Jarvis and Carlton your choices are none existant in my opinion. Casey's restaurant is at the Grande Hotel which is located at 225 Jarvis st. This a decent very casual chain restaurant.
The Salad King is on Gould Street, just a few stores east of Yonge Street and serves tasty Thai food in a busy, hectic, chic Ponderosa atmosphere. Note that the name does not suggest vegetarian or such....it is Thai.
Linda's is a restaurant by the same owner in the upper portion of the Salad King. This is a much quieter and nicer place. Check to make sure it is open. (416) 971-7041.
There are restaurants in the Gay village if you wish to venture there. Anywhere north of Alexander to Dundonald along Church St. offer a number of different choices of typically casual fare.
Oooh, the Primrose. I always wondered what it was like in there. It always looks so depressing with the crappy little Tim Hortons in the front. The immediate area (as some others have mentioned) is pretty desolate. But a quick streetcar ride over to Yonge St. will give you some good options. Just north of Carlton on Yonge there is Red and White Mediterranean food (great, cheap falafel, shawarma, etc) and Kathmandu (Indian/Nepalese) that makes a mean butter chicken. There is also an Ali Baba's falafel/shawarma place at Church and Dundas.