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Eating suggestions around Bay/Adelaide area

BLM Jul 7, 2009 05:06 AM

Visiting Toronto for a couple of days later this month. One of the days, I'm meeting someone I know at Bay/Adelaide. What are the very good dining eats around that area(within walking distance)?

  1. Dimbulb Jul 7, 2009 05:35 AM

    That's a pricey part of town. Budget?

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    1. re: Dimbulb
      BLM Jul 7, 2009 05:53 AM

      Didn't think of that. I'm open to all budgets, but I'm meeting the person during her lunch break at work. I'm visiting from Montreal.

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      Arcadiaseeker Jul 7, 2009 05:52 AM

      Reds is pretty decent -- it's about half a block west of Bay on Adelaide. If you're looking for cheaper fare, Terroni is lively and also nearby in the other direction. There are lots of options depending on your budget and tastes.

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      1. re: Arcadiaseeker
        pinkprimp Jul 7, 2009 06:01 AM

        Mercatto is right at the intersection, and I think I would prefer it to Terroni. It gets really busy during the lunch rush though, and they don't take reservations for groups less than 6.

        If money is not a concern, I would suggest Canoe, Bymark...the usual Financial District players. Vertical also has a nice patio if you want to be outside.

        I'm sure if you searched the board for restaurants in the FD, you will find threads covering this topic.

        1. re: Arcadiaseeker
          BLM Jul 7, 2009 10:11 AM

          Seeking food that I can't find in Montreal, or would be much better in TO. Canoe & Bymark, maybe to formal to my friend for our lunch visit.

        2. Rabbit Jul 7, 2009 06:07 AM

          Rodney's By Bay is easily accessible if you're into oysters. Also, second the recommendation for Red's and love the patio at Vertical (food is very good too).

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          1. re: Rabbit
            jump Jul 7, 2009 10:21 AM

            I'd second Rodney's by Bay and Vertical. I'd skip Canoe and Bymark for lunch - but recommend Canoe for dinner.

            1. re: jump
              BLM Jul 7, 2009 10:38 AM

              Just found out, my friend doesn't eat seafood. What's good to eat at Vertical?

              1. re: BLM
                Rabbit Jul 7, 2009 10:44 AM

                Wild boar pasta... it's not exactly summer food, but then again we're not exactly having summer (most days).

                1. re: Rabbit
                  BLM Jul 7, 2009 10:46 AM

                  Same weather in Montreal. Unsummer like weather so far this summer.

              2. re: jump
                BLM Jul 7, 2009 11:05 AM

                While I won't go to Rodney's by Bay with my friend(as she's not into seafood), I might decide to check it out myself. What's good to order at Rodney's(I presume oysters of some kind)?

                1. re: BLM
                  CarNut Jul 7, 2009 01:30 PM

                  There is a thread on Rodney's By Bay with different opinions, but their fish and chips are great.


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