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Apr 23, 2009 08:48 AM

Great choices near King Eddie

Greetings fellow hounds,

We are also spending one night (a Monday) at the King Eddie downtown. Any great suggestions for lunch twice and dinner once in that area? Tasting menus are always a draw for us. Also checked out Jamie Kennedy's Wine Bar and JK Gardiner - look great.

Any thought or suggestions?


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  1. Beer Bistro..just west of the King Eddie on King St.

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    1. re: Finnegan

      Ah! I forgot about the Beer Bistro! Went there last time we were in TO and very much enjoyed it!

    2. If you're looking for a tasting menu Colborne Lane might work. They are open for lunch and dinner.

      Starfish is a nice neighbourhood-y spot in that area. Harlem is a bit more casual.

      1. JK Wine Bar is great and they have a wonderful wine list (which is one of the reasons I love it there). JK Gardner is not in the immediate area.

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        1. re: Arcadiaseeker

          Which of the two would you choose - Gardiner or Wine Bar? Love great wine and stellar food.

          Even though Gardiner isn't in the immediate area, could we easily catch the subway?

          1. re: Food on the brain

            I think the wine bar is great for sharing a bunch of small plates, plus I love sitting at the bar where I can watch the action!

            The Gardiner is easy to get to on the subway. Just get on at King St (the closest station to you) and ride it until you hit Museum station.

            1. re: Food on the brain

              Personally I would choose the wine bar -- we had our wedding reception at the Gardner and it is stunning (it's the only time I have eaten there!) but I really love the wine bar. I would go for that. One time we sat at the bar and the bar tender did little tasting for us -- it was so nice to sample the different wines. It's just a really nice experience.

          2. Apparently George Restaurant (very near your hotel) is doing a lunch special these days that sounds like a fab recession bargain -

            PS - another vote for the wine bar on Church street re: JK... and note that at the same space JK has now opened a cafe called Hank that might be a good lunch alternative for you in case you want to get a JK fix but do dinner elsewhere. Here's a very recent review: