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Lunch near Queen and Dovercourt, no Drake

north_yorker Dec 18, 2008 04:26 AM

I just found out that I have a lunch meeting today and need to pick a restaurant. There are only three of us. Preferably a place within walking distance. I have gone to the Drake in the past but their service was less than stellar. One time we waited 45 minutes for our food and all we ordered was a sandwich and a salad. Any suggestions?

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    childofthestorm RE: north_yorker Dec 18, 2008 04:29 AM

    You could walk east for five minutes and hit The Swan, that's a terrific lunch spot.

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      the.eater RE: childofthestorm Dec 18, 2008 05:14 AM

      Check out Vdara at Teacuseth and Queen. It just opened. I went there for dinner and it was great. Lunch menu seemed modest but intriquing.

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        abailey77 RE: childofthestorm Dec 18, 2008 07:08 AM

        I belive the spot everyone who works in the area goes to is called Cinnamon Girls. I ate there once and it was pretty fantastic. Veg and non-Veg options. Not Overpriced.

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        molliemartian RE: north_yorker Dec 18, 2008 06:27 AM

        The beaver cafe was pretty good when I was there a few months ago. It's on Queen and Beaconsfield I believe. It's a vegetarian restaurant but the food is fresh and good. I had an avocado club sandwich.

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          jamesm RE: molliemartian Dec 18, 2008 06:35 AM

          The Beaver isn't a vegetarian restaurant.


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            jamesm RE: jamesm Dec 18, 2008 07:29 AM

            There is also Mildred Pierce in Liberty Village as well as Atelier Thuet.

        2. CheddarCheese RE: north_yorker Dec 18, 2008 09:38 AM

          Cafe Bernate is a great lunchspot that is reasonably priced, quick with an extensive sandwich menu, salads and fresh homemade soups.

          Cafe Bernate
          1024 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J1H6, CA

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            north_yorker RE: north_yorker Dec 18, 2008 12:15 PM

            Thanks everyone. Cinnamon Girls is a regular stop for me. Food is great and always fresh. We tried The Beaver. They had a large selection of panini sandwiches and really good chai tea.

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