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Rest. recommendation - Eglinton & Laird area

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katbri Mar 21, 2009 02:38 PM

Any type of food or price point will do.

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    torontofoodiegirl RE: katbri Mar 21, 2009 02:45 PM

    Marvellous Edibles is good. I've only been once (and enjoyed it) so can only comment to a limited degree, but it gets pretty consistently good reviews on this board. It's mid-range in terms of price and atmosphere, and has a broad range of food options.

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      lamaranthe RE: torontofoodiegirl Mar 22, 2009 08:54 AM

      http://www.marvellousedibles.ca/ seems to be mainly for breakfast. Who can tell me more about it? Thanks

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        Ediblethoughts RE: lamaranthe Mar 22, 2009 09:50 AM

        I went there for breakfast on a week day and I wasn't wowed (and neither were my dining companions). I tried the smoked salmon omelet and it was kind of fishy tasting---with potatoes added for some odd reason.

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          JamieK RE: lamaranthe Mar 22, 2009 09:56 AM

          Click on "Blackboard menu", that will give you their lunch and dinner dishes.
          http://www.marvellousedibles.ca/R_inf...

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          Marvellous Edibles
          120 Laird Dr, Toronto, ON M4G3V3, CA

      2. TorontoJo RE: katbri Mar 21, 2009 02:45 PM

        Marvelous Edibles, on Laird.

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          katbri RE: TorontoJo May 14, 2009 01:24 PM

          I don't get it.

          The place was packed on a Friday at 6:30 pm so I assume alot of people like it there.

          I would say my meal was average at best, would not go back.

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            Full tummy RE: katbri May 14, 2009 02:59 PM

            They are a mixed bag, ranging from very good to iffy food and service, depending on the time of day, who's working the kitchen and the floor. I have had a number of excellent experiences there for lunch and brunch, but my most recent lunch there was utterly disappointing, with foods being the wrong temperature (panini not heated through), service almost absent, and the time before that, even the waiter recommended against some of the specials. What does that say?

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              Ediblethoughts RE: katbri May 15, 2009 06:08 AM

              Only had breakfast there once and based on that experience, I definitely don't get the interest. I also tried some of the cakes/cookies and they were pretty unimpressive too.

          2. Charles Yu RE: katbri Mar 21, 2009 03:39 PM

            Mikado on Laird has decent Japanese food. Amaya on Bayview just south of Eglington has OK Indian. Lai Toh Heen on Mt Pleasant just south of Eglington has pretty good Chinese.
            Have fun deciding! and Happy chowing!

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              millygirl RE: Charles Yu Mar 22, 2009 06:18 AM

              I third the Marvellous Edibles suggestion, and of course, Olde York for excellent fish and chips.

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                jorestes RE: millygirl Mar 22, 2009 07:00 AM

                Isn't the Cajun corner there? I read good things on chow about it I have been meaning to go myself

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                  foodyDudey RE: jorestes Mar 22, 2009 07:09 AM

                  If you read something good about the Laird Dr. location of Cajun Corner on Chowhound, please post a link as I've never seen any positive reviews after they moved.

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                    Yongeman RE: foodyDudey Mar 22, 2009 07:48 AM

                    That's overstating it a bit, fD. Most posting haven't been positive, but some have. I haven't been for a while, but I have enjoyed their po' boy sandwiches a couple of times.

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                      Snarf RE: Yongeman Mar 22, 2009 08:20 AM

                      I have been a number of times, and have tried various dishes. Service is casual, though more attentive than when it was on Queen. It hasn't been super busy the times I've been, but that has nothing to do with the food.

                      The various gumbos that I have had have been uniformly excellent, very rich with nice spice blends and fresh tasting ingredients. They vary them from time to time.

                      The catfish with crawfish sauce when it's on special is very good, similar to an etouffee. The fried chicken is moist and tender, and not particularly greasy.

                      Sleeman's does a custom brew for them, slightly darker and more rich than their regular cream ale. Definitely worth trying.

                      It's not fine dining. It never was. But the food is still excellent.

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                  lamaranthe RE: millygirl Mar 22, 2009 08:51 AM

                  Olde York close to Laird? I thought it was on King. Please, tell me. Thanks.

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                    foodyDudey RE: lamaranthe Mar 22, 2009 09:04 AM

                    The place on Laird is spelled "Olde Yorke", the one downtown in "Old York"

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                      lamaranthe RE: foodyDudey Mar 29, 2009 08:29 AM

                      Thanks!

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                      JamieK RE: lamaranthe Mar 22, 2009 09:41 AM

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                      Olde Yorke
                      96 Laird Dr, Toronto, ON M4G3V3, CA

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                  lamaranthe RE: katbri Mar 29, 2009 08:29 AM

                  One place I would not recommend is the restaurant on Sunnybrook Plaza (660 Eglinton East, south of Bayview) should you want a good breakfast and a smile. Other than that, not much comes to my mind.

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