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Any recommendations regarding where to go to lunch near the ROM??

Curlygrrl May 4, 2009 05:18 PM

Going to the Royal Ontario Museum tomorrow need some recommendations for where to go for lunch?

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    wontonfm RE: Curlygrrl May 4, 2009 06:03 PM

    hmmm what's your price range? are there kids in tow? casual or more formal?

    it's Yorkville so the options can vary oh so much.


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      Curlygrrl RE: wontonfm May 4, 2009 06:48 PM

      No kids..
      not to casual but not to high brow either...
      open to suggestions...

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        Navigate440 RE: wontonfm May 5, 2009 06:19 AM

        One of my favourites in the area is Fieramosca on Prince Arthur - great Italian food.

        36A Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON M5R1A9, CA

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        ace123 RE: Curlygrrl May 4, 2009 06:15 PM

        C5 in ROM is one of my favorites. Check it out.

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          toveggiegirl RE: Curlygrrl May 5, 2009 12:30 AM

          Hart House Gallery Grill

          Harbord Room

          Boulevard Cafe

          Gallery Grill
          7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

          Boulevard Cafe
          161 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1H1, CA

          Harbord Room
          89 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1G4, CA

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            Rabbit RE: toveggiegirl May 5, 2009 04:07 AM

            I do not think the Harbord Room is open for lunch.

            Caren's Wine Bar is also in the area (www.carenswineandcheese.com). Or you could go across the street to Jamie Kennedy's restaurant in the Gardiner Museum.

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              toveggiegirl RE: Rabbit May 5, 2009 07:16 AM

              Oops. It was late when I wrote that! They are only open for brunch on weekends (or maybe just Sundays).

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            Arcadiaseeker RE: Curlygrrl May 5, 2009 06:01 AM

            Bar Mercurio and L'Espresso Mercurio at the corner of St. George and Bloor. Espresso Mercurio has panini and good coffee. Bar Mercurio has pizzas. I have eaten at both and they're competent and not too expensive. I have a client in the area and it's always my lunch or brekkie standby.

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              Arcadiaseeker RE: Curlygrrl May 5, 2009 06:11 AM

              Another suggestion -- Jamie Kennedy at the Gardner which is right across Queen's Park Circle from the Museum. It is gorgeous.

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                canadianbeaver RE: Curlygrrl May 5, 2009 08:37 AM

                There's Pho Hung at Bloor and Avenue road for cheap Vietnamese food; you could go to Sushi Inn on Cumberland but you will feel rushed; there's Bloor Street Diner which is nice if you want to sit outside; Sushi Club at Bay and Charles has really good udon; there's the New Yorker Deli, which is good but a bit expensive for what you get; you could go to Whole Foods and get salads, pizza, etc; there's actually some really cute, nice places in the Manulife Centre; I also really like Avocado Sushi and Salad on Bay Street.

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                  Teep RE: canadianbeaver May 6, 2009 12:33 PM

                  I personally despise Sushi Inn. Bland, sloppy food, cramped layout and rushed (as you said) service. It's cheap esp considering the area, I think that's why it's so popular. Shogan Sushi just a few doors west is a much better experience.

                  Pho Hung and Whole Foods would probably be too casual for the OP's needs.

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