North York lunch with elderly aunt
My aunt lives in North York and loves the Pickel Barrel. Whenever my sister and I drive up to see her from downtown she wants us to take her for lunch there (...or the Swiss Chalet.)
I am going to see her on Saturday and racking my brain to think of any other (comparable?) place to go.
Parameters: not the Swiss Chalet, $10-15, sit down, clean, not the Pickel Barrel
Thanks chowhound. you may just make our Saturday.
O&B is a great idea, a little bit more expensive than your $10-15 range but still affordable. The menu is pretty safe.
I've never been but I'm sure the attention to detail is there as Chef Markus is certainly a stickler for quality. He would not accept anything less than that. Btw, he was a long time sous at Canoe.
I think O&B is your best bet. It's a nice space, sedate kind of atmosphere. Prices are higher, so do check the menu to see if that's acceptable. Food is decent, though nothing will rock your world.
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Oliver & Bonacini
2901 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M2K 1E6, CA
I'm assuming that the Pickle Barrel your Aunt likes is the original one on Leslie (and not the one in the mall at Yonge/Steeles.) You might consider Maxim's in a strip mall between Leslie and Bayview. It has a western style menu that might not be too far off what your Aunt is use to. I found this link... http://www.restaurantica.com/on/north...
At Dufferin and Steeles, on the south east side (Shoppers plaza) there's a place called Dr. Deli and the Salad Queen. The place has really nice chinese chicken salads (that's what I like to get there), as well as other sorts of salads and deli food. I rather like it there! It's a nice change, good food, and likely won't be out of her comfort zone.
Here's a review: http://www.torontoplus.ca/toronto/ven...