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Sep 15, 2008 05:41 PM

Lunch This Friday Downtown Suggestions?

I'm looking for some suggestions on a place that's isn't too expensive but is really nice for lunch. I was thinking of Nota Bene (mains 17-25 at lunch) but my hubby doesn't eat meat (just seafood) and it didn't look like there was a lot on their menu for him to choose from. Any suggestions? Thanks

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  1. Where downtown? Mercatto maybe?

    1. Gallery Grill is nice but not too expensive (relatively), with some good seafood offerings -

      Gallery Grill
      7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

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      1. re: JamieK

        Had the king mackerel, it was delicious.

      2. Osgoode Queen and University has great food in an amazing panelled dining room....Miranda

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        1. re: miranda

          Second this - and there's usually a salmon main for lunch on Fridays. (full disclosure - I work in the building but not in the Restaurant)

          1. re: miranda

            Third it. A stellar kitchen, ultra-professional servers, a deadly and affordable wine list, all surrounded my a nice woody opulence. What more could you ask for? And hey, the Hyatt is just across the street should you decide to take the rest of the day off...

          2. I was going to suggest Mercatto too. Just make sure you beat the noon hour rush. 10 min before 12pm should do it...

            Here's the lunch menu:


            15 Toronto Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2E3, CA

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