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Dinner near AMC Theatre at Dundas Square

Help!

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 http://www.beerbistro.com/
                George http://www.georgeonqueen.com/menus.asp
                Harlem http://www.harlemrestaurant.com/
                Osteria Ciceri E Tria http://www.thestar.com/living/article...
                Rodney’s By Bay http://rodneysbybay.com/

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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.

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                    Harlem
                    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.

                  3. The Senator Is Very close to the amc . Had fish tacos there recently , should fit your diet.

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                    1. re: zxwaze

                      I was just going to suggest the exact same thing! The boyfriend and I went there on Friday night, he had the fish tacos and I had the green chile cheeseburger. Both dishes were phenomenal! Excellent service as well, and reasonably priced. Can't wait to go back for breakfast sometime!!

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                      Senator
                      249 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B1T8, CA

                      1. re: almond3xtract

                        Really? I find the Senator way overpriced.

                        1. re: piccola

                          I think the prices are fair for the quality you get. $12 for an excellent burger (made with Cumbrae's beef) and fries is pretty competitive. Ditto the club sandwich and fries for the same price. A number of American chains are popping up around Dundas Square serving overpriced, forgettable food; thankfully there are a few independent spots like the Senator still around.

                          1. re: downtown

                            I agree with you, downtown. I've never been to Johnny Rocket's or Jack Astors but I would bet money that a burger and fries at either of those places is the same price, if not pricier, than the Senator. Only at the Senator you get fresh food (not frozen or pre-prepped), you support a local business and you are guaranteed great service.

                    2. There's a new place in the AMC mall on the 4th floor called Woo - Chinese-based small plates. Yummy, and not too expensive. Worth trying.

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                      1. re: capiscum

                        woo has been discussed at length and the reviews are not so much mixed but more negative, caution is urged

                        1. re: robgm

                          I thought Woo was a buffet?

                          1. re: paper_bag_princess

                            Woo is a "buffet and lounge". You can have the trough or order from the menu (which was not ready when they first opened, I believe).

                          2. re: robgm

                            I ate there just the other night and thought it was decent. I didn't have buffet, but a la carte small plates. Will go check out the other reviews now.

                        2. Superior Restaurant is just south of the Canon Theatre on Yonge and I've never had a bad experience there.