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Jul 9, 2009 10:31 AM

Dinner near AMC Theatre at Dundas Square


Going to see a movie on sat night and don't want to have to park twice. Is there anywhere decent to eat close by? Milestones, which is in the same building is really pretty dreadful.

Only caveat I have is that I'm a veggie that doesn't eat meat, eggs or dairy. Fish and seafood are fine.

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  1. There's the new Queen and Beaver pub on Elm... it's by the Crush Wine Bar guy and it's getting quite decent reviews. Although I haven't visited yet so I can't really comment on how suited it may be to accommodate your dietary restrictions (pub food does tend to be meat-centric).

    1. No offense, but you should just refer to yourself as a pescatarian then.

      When people say they're vegetarian but still eat seafood, it creates a lot of confusion.

      If you're willing to walk for 10 mins, you can hit up Beer Bistro at King & Yonge. They have a great selection of mussels.

      1. Bangkok Gardens and Salad King are both Thai places in the area. I'm sure there are posts which debate their merits. The Queen and Beaver has fish and chips, I don't know if you eat battered fish.

        1. Hadn't thought of Elm street...has anyone been to Le Commensal? It is any good

          And Aser - actually I'm not a pescatarian as they still eat dairy and eggs - see Wiki definition:

          Pescetarianism is the practice of a diet that includes seafood and excludes mammals and birds. In addition to fish or shellfish, a pescetarian diet typically includes some or all of vegetables, fruit, nuts, grains, beans, eggs, and dairy.

          I'm really a vegan that eats fish and seafood if you want to put a correct lable on it. I find that it is always better to spell it out so as not to confuse people.

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          1. re: jrabbit2727

            OK - I probably shouldn't step into this fray, but I thought vegans did not consume animal products... so eating fish (they're animals, right!!) would be verboten.

            Japango is in that nabe, correct... if you're cool eating fish then this might give you another reputable option in the area.

            1. re: jrabbit2727

              Commensal is a paid-by-weight buffet. Although they have a lot of choices and some do taste good, the food may not be the freshest. My friend with a sensitive stomach suffered both times we went, so it's off our list now.

              And actually by calling yourself vegan or vegetarian and say you eat fish you're already confusing people :-)

              Edit: how about saying your diet is vegan plus seafood, that's clearer I think.

              1. re: jrabbit2727

                I love Le Commensal, but it's really expensive.

              2. I actively update resto's near the Eaton Centre since it so often comes in handy. I highly recommend the Seafood Jambalaya at Harlem. They don't serve any real wine there, but the place is so good I break my must-have-good-wine-list rule for them.

                Being pescetarian you may also enjoy Rodney's By Bay though I think they're closed Sat's. Worth a call at least.

                Beer Bistro
                Osteria Ciceri E Tria
                Rodney’s By Bay

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                1. re: Googs

                  Never heard of Harlem before....interesting menu. But I don't see the seafood jambalaya you speak of. I see one that has seafood and chicken and sausage. Is there one that has just seafood? If so....this could for sure work!

                  1. re: jrabbit2727

                    Oops. Sorry 'bout that. You might call ahead to see if if can be prepped as seafood only. Perhaps their blackened salmon or cat fish instead? Another must-do is their corn bread. You've never had it until you've had theirs. Check the link to see all the love for the place.

                    67 Richmond St E, Toronto, ON M5C1N9, CA

                  2. re: Googs

                    Osteria Ciceri e Tria is excellent. Lots of choice and quite a few vegetarian options.