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May 7, 2009 05:52 AM

Yonge / Bloor area

I'm looking for a good place to go with a small group (8 people) in the Yonge and Bloor area for an early dinner before a theatre event. I know the area fairly well but am challenged to find the right combo of edible, accessible and affordable.

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  1. What do you mean by accessible? Wheelchair friendly?

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    1. re: ChalkBoy

      Probably not the best word choice - I mean in the sense of a place where 8 work colleagues would 1) be able to get in and 2) be comfortable in the environment. Not snobbish, not too serious a surrounding.

    2. all i can think of is bloor st. diner, but i have never been there for dinner...

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      1. re: blueberry101

        Bloor Street diner is fairly solid and might fit your bill. It's not going to blow you away, or be a life-altering culinary experience, but I'd say it's pretty edible, accessible and affordable. If you do a search on this board, you should be able to find a fair number of comments about BSD (some people trash it, others agree that it's good but not great).

        If you want to venture a bit farther afield, L'Unita (Ave. north of Bloor) is great.

      2. There are a ton of places on Yonge Street, both just south of Bloor and just North of Bloor. Lots of Indian places, Thai places, etc. I would say google Earth it and see what's nearby.

        1. I was going to suggest Wish, on Charles, but it appears they've become "Black Skirt", serving Italian!

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          1. re: Teep

            I second Black Skirt. Went last weekend and it's a much better than the so so Wish. It's comfortable, casual and tasty. Most mains are under $20. Portions are not huge so best to order a an app, also save room for dessert, they're excellent. It's basic, well done Italian.

          2. Volo is comfortable, affordable and definitely not snobbish. I find the food quite acceptable although you'll find a few negative comments on the board. Great offering of local microbrews.

            587 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4Y, CA