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Any good restaurants near Lawrence/York Mills & Leslie?

Ediblethoughts Aug 9, 2009 08:44 AM

I am going to be going to that location tonight and figure two birds, one stone....

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    Snarf RE: Ediblethoughts Aug 9, 2009 08:50 AM

    You might try Linda, in the new Don Mills complex right at Don Mills and Lawrence. Many posts on it on this board. Hands on Thai food with a decent wine list and many dishes you won't find elsewhere. Good service, nice presentations, and not overly high end prices. You might want to be direct about your table though, as there are some that are not so well-located.

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      Ediblethoughts RE: Snarf Aug 9, 2009 11:09 AM

      Thanks for the recommendation. I'll see if we can find it--a pity they don't have an online menu. I always like to peruse first..

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        Snarf RE: Ediblethoughts Aug 9, 2009 11:29 AM

        Here's the online menu. No prices, unfortunately, but I seem to recall the apps being under 10 for the most part, and mains in the teens, apart from the specialty dishes.

        http://www.lindarestaurant.com/mms/me...

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          Ediblethoughts RE: Snarf Aug 10, 2009 02:25 PM

          Is Hands on Thai the same as Lindas?

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            Snarf RE: Ediblethoughts Aug 10, 2009 04:54 PM

            I don't believe so. I know they are connected to Salad King downtown, which I haven't tried, but which seems to be popular.

    2. TorontoJo RE: Ediblethoughts Aug 9, 2009 12:07 PM

      There is also Island Foods if you're in the mood for casual Caribbean food. It's on Don Mills, just a few blocks south of York Mills.

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        Snarf RE: TorontoJo Aug 9, 2009 12:14 PM

        Island foods is very good, but I don't think this 'branch' is licenced, if that makes a difference.

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          Ediblethoughts RE: Snarf Aug 10, 2009 02:26 PM

          Yeah, I don't think it is either and it's not open on Sundays...

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            sherry f RE: Ediblethoughts Aug 10, 2009 05:05 PM

            For a simple, diner type meal, I really like Windfields. It is on York Mills, just east of Leslie in the first plaza.

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              spine64 RE: sherry f Aug 10, 2009 05:08 PM

              Have never dined at Windfields, what should I expect?

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                sherry f RE: spine64 Aug 10, 2009 05:12 PM

                Simple, basic , good diner food. Like many family run restaurants, I think the owners are Greek. There are souvlaki items, greek salads, club sandwiches, omelets, burgers, chicken.

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                  Full tummy RE: spine64 Aug 10, 2009 07:58 PM

                  Nothing special. I ate there maybe two years ago, and what I remember is feeling that nothing quite hit the mark. I never went back, even though it's a one-minute drive from my work.

                  I second the recommendation for Island Foods on Don Mills. For fish and chips, there's High Street, near Lawrence & DVP. Also, Congee Queen on Don Mills, between Eglinton & Lawrence has some good dishes, at reasonable prices. Linda, to me, is overpriced and not as good as I hoped, but there have been favourable reports, and maybe things have improved.

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