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Lunch at Bathurst and Dundas

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Mushka Jun 9, 2009 01:12 PM

I have to take a client out for lunch on Friday in the neighbourhood of Bathurst and Dundas. We can walk up to College, down to Queen or a bit east and west. She does not like Chinese food! What would you suggest?

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    toveggiegirl RE: Mushka Jun 9, 2009 03:42 PM

    I can't think of anything non-Asian right there, but if you do walk up to College, you have quite a few options, including the new Negroni Panini (opened by the Sidecar owners), as well as Kalendar and Utopia. They are all on College, west of Bathurst (a 10 to 15 minute walk), are licensed, and have patios.

    What price range are you looking for? Do you want somewhere casual or more upscale? Is a wine list important? Noise level? Being more specific might help narrow it down a bit.

    http://www.negronipanini.com/
    http://www.kalendar.com/
    http://www.utopiacafe.ca/

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    Utopia
    586 College St, Toronto, ON M6G1B3, CA

    Kalendar
    546 College St, Toronto, ON M6G1B1, CA

    Negroni
    492 College Street, Toronto, ON M6G 1A4, CA

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      Mushka RE: toveggiegirl Jun 9, 2009 07:13 PM

      I was looking for something quick and casual and not too expensive. What do you think of Aunties and Uncles?

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        toveggiegirl RE: Mushka Jun 9, 2009 11:13 PM

        I like Aunties & Uncles for brunch, but it's very casual (maybe too casual) and it has been very slow when I was there. But I've only been on the weekends and I imagine Friday wouldn't be as bad.

    2. Dimbulb RE: Mushka Jun 9, 2009 04:10 PM

      Caplansky's! 10 minute walk, tops.

      1. aser RE: Mushka Jun 9, 2009 07:19 PM

        I always wonder how people can generalize and not like an entire region's cuisine. Not a criticism, just wondering what goes behind that mindset.

        I second Caplansky's, or you can eat at some of the latin spots in Kensington or Vietnamese in Chinatown.

        1. food face RE: Mushka Jun 9, 2009 07:40 PM

          La Palette (French)
          Julies Bistro
          Fusaro's (my personal favorite) Italian cheap fresh and Bountiful. At Richmond and Spadina
          I think for a client lunch walking over to Baldwin St.Villiage and letting them pick would be the most elegant option.

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            pancake RE: food face Jun 9, 2009 09:08 PM

            Nirvana on the corner of college/bathurst is cheap and fast for lunch. Its on the north east corner. Food is passable, nothing fantastic. Their prices are great though.

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            Arcadiaseeker RE: Mushka Jun 10, 2009 07:32 AM

            You are closest to Kensington Market which is a nice, less traffic-riddled walk. La Palette on Augusta or Torito also on Augusta are great. There are a bunch of other smaller places along there too.

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              Wahooty RE: Arcadiaseeker Jun 10, 2009 07:51 AM

              Neither of these are open for lunch, though.

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