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Infant at Yonge & Eglinton?

kawarthagirl May 5, 2009 10:03 AM

I need somewhere I can have an early dinner on Saturday night (say, 5:30ish) in the Yonge and Eglinton area / Mt. Pleasant & Eglinton area that is NOT Sushi or Italian... with a 4.5 month old... and my Mom... who is ageless :)

Thoughts?

  1. Rabbit May 5, 2009 05:00 PM

    Perhaps Quince?

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      torontofoodiegirl May 5, 2009 05:11 PM

      I thought of Quince, which I love, but I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable taking an infant there. However, I've never been there for a really early meal, so perhaps the atmosphere is different then.

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        kawarthagirl May 6, 2009 05:53 PM

        I was thinking of Tabule, after the posts here... The menu looks interesting... Usually we do dim sum (Cha Liu or Lai Toh Heen) but that's MY first choice... not Mom's ;)

        So ... we'll see! Thanks everyone.

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      peppermint pate May 5, 2009 10:11 AM

      Okay, I have to say that title conjures up some weird images, like a toddler on the loose.

      I think Tabule would be a great option, if you don't mind heading down towards Davisville. Nixing Italian knocks out a lot of the more usual suspects in the 'hood.

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        kawarthagirl May 5, 2009 11:42 AM

        I know... My Mom really can't abide them --- she calls it 'paying a premium for noodles'... of course, there is so much more to Italian cooking but as this is our Mother's Day outing, what she says goes! :)

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          peppermint pate May 5, 2009 02:10 PM

          I still think Tabule is a great option for a multi-generational outing. There are a couple of Indian restaurants (Amaya on Bayview and the place whose name escapes me now on Yonge closer to Davisville). Or for pan-Asian that's decent (not stellar - delicious drunken crab and garlic shrimp are your best bets), there's Lemongrass on Bayview south of Eglinton - with dessert at Hollywood Gelato next door.

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            torontofoodiegirl May 5, 2009 02:40 PM

            The Indian place on Yonge is Jaipur Grille. It's great.

            I also agree that Tabule is a good choice.

            It's not necessarily a classic Mother's Day choice (and it's a bit farther north than the area you requested) but the Abbot pub on Yonge north of Lawrence has really good upscale pub food and there are always lots of kids around.

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              peppermint pate May 5, 2009 02:58 PM

              Yes, that's it - Japiur Grille - thanks.

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