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Early dinner near Massey Hall this Sunday

dinin and dishin Dec 11, 2008 08:47 AM

Thanks to Coffee Addict who mentioned in my earlier post for Sushi that we would likely be served day old fish. So, with that in mind, I'm still trying to find something cheap and cheerful with good food near Massey Hall. Preferably not a chain and preferably not noisy as one guest has hearing issues.

any ideas?

  1. deepgreens Dec 11, 2008 12:13 PM

    I like Mercado, a few blocks south of Massey Hall. The food is really fresh and good and it's not too expensive. Pizzas are about $13, amongst other things. It's not nearly as loud as Terroni.

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    1. re: deepgreens
      Edith S Dec 11, 2008 01:49 PM

      Mercatto's closed Sunday I think.

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      childofthestorm Dec 11, 2008 01:47 PM

      Linda, above Salad King, is my favourite Thai restaurant in the city with a great prix-fixe and a lovely room.

      1. Edith S Dec 11, 2008 02:00 PM

        What about the Queen Mother at Queen & Univ? Not great, but not loud, relatively inexpensive and about a 10 minute walk past all the Christmas stuff (City Hall, the Bay, etc)? I like their weird veggie burger, but that could just be me.

        1. JamieK Dec 11, 2008 03:27 PM

          Maybe priced slightly higher than cheap and cheerful, but Elm Street's not too far away a few blocks to the north and Thirty Five Elm offers a reasonably priced menu, a nice atmosphere and is open on Sunday. Some recent comments -
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/520842

          http://www.thirtyfiveelm.com/home.html

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          Thirty Five Elm
          35 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G1H1, CA

          1. Googs Dec 11, 2008 04:50 PM

            Oh I struggle with this one every time I get together with the girls at the Eaton Centre, Sunday or no Sunday.

            I agree Edith S' Queen Mother suggestion. It's super relaxed and the food's not bad.
            http://www.queenmothercafe.ca/

            In the opposite direction on Queen with a recommended streetcar ride as Queen E is not, shall we say, all that festive is Mengrai Thai.
            http://www.mengraithai.com/

            Starfish is open Sunday's, but it isn't cheap. At least they won't be serving day old's.
            http://starfishoysterbed.com/

            1. dinin and dishin Dec 12, 2008 12:38 PM

              Thanks for all the great suggestions. I'm tempted to go with the Queen Mother because the prices are in the ballpark and I've always wanted to try it, but I think it is too far to walk in this weather. 35 Elm St is closer and the reviews are good so I think this will be the choice.

              Do I need reservations for an early Sunday dinner?

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              1. re: dinin and dishin
                Wahooty Dec 12, 2008 12:54 PM

                Certainly never hurts, but when I went it was an early (5:30) Sunday dinner, and it didn't seem terribly crowded. Of course, that may have had something to do with the miserably cold, rainy night.

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