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Dinner near Roy Thomson Hall

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Mushka Nov 23, 2008 06:04 PM

We are going to the Symphony on Wednesday and due to a prior commitment, we cannot eat until 6:30. That means we need a place right on King by the Hall so we can get there on time for 8. I know they are not the best restaurants in town, but what do you suggest? I've heard okay things about Big Daddy's.

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    magni RE: Mushka Nov 24, 2008 05:51 PM

    I am having the same predicament, except I am going on thursday. Woooo Brahms.
    Any suggestions for good restaurants in the area?

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      likescrab RE: Mushka Nov 25, 2008 03:42 AM

      There is a spot directly across the street from RTH, up a flight of stairs, external stairs if that makes any sense, that is chinese. My husband and I go there regularly for some of the best dim sum in the city. I'm sorry I can't remember it's name, it's something like Kings Garden. Anyways, if it's dim sum is any indication, I'd try it out for sure.

      1. Rabbit RE: Mushka Nov 25, 2008 04:23 AM

        Monsoon and Fune are both on Simcoe Street... either would be an under-five-minute walk from RTH.

        http://fune.sites.toronto.com
        www.monsoonrestaurant.ca

        Also note that this very recent thread says that King's Garden has been re-vamped:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/575024

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          Higgette RE: Mushka Nov 25, 2008 06:50 AM

          There used to be an Indian restaurnat called 'Kama' right across the street. Ordering the buffet is a great way to save time. The erotic statueues that line the walls a bit of a hoot too.

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            Snarf RE: Mushka Nov 25, 2008 07:49 AM

            Big Daddy's is fairly decent, with great oyster accompaniments (5 different sauces, verying levels of heat). Starters are fairly creative, mains a little pricey.

            I don't think I've seen the buffet at Kama open.

            Completely ignore Il Fornello.

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