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Aug 9, 2009 08:44 AM

Any good restaurants near Lawrence/York Mills & Leslie?

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: Snarf

      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..

      1. re: Ediblethoughts

        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.

        1. re: Snarf

          Is Hands on Thai the same as Lindas?

          1. re: Ediblethoughts

            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. 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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      1. re: TorontoJo

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

        1. re: Snarf

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

          1. re: Ediblethoughts

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

            1. re: sherry f

              Have never dined at Windfields, what should I expect?

              1. re: spine64

                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.

                1. re: spine64

                  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.