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Good eats at Bayview/Eg, Mountpleasant or Davisville area please!

Otownfoodie Oct 27, 2009 07:52 AM

Looking for suggestions on a great place to eat in this area. I don't need anything totally upscale, just great service, good wine list and a nice atmosphere. The only thing I'm not fussy on is fish. Suggestions welcomed!!!!! Thanks!

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    amycakes22 Oct 27, 2009 09:19 AM

    Penrose Fish and Chips on Mt. Pleasant closer to Eglinton and Mt. Pleasant

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    1. re: amycakes22
      Full tummy Nov 5, 2009 03:23 PM

      Hahaha, they don't have a winelist, and the OP doesn't like fish. But, yeah, it's good, otherwise.

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      Boodah Oct 27, 2009 09:25 AM

      Positano Restaurant. Fabulous Italian food, impeccable service, good wine selection.


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      1. re: Boodah
        Otownfoodie Nov 5, 2009 12:22 PM

        Went to Positano's on Friday. We didn't have a reservation and only waited about 15 mins for a table. Food was rustic and lovely. Wine was great too. We even got complimentary profiteroles after I said I was too stuffed for dessert!
        Great find. Thanks for the suggestion!

        1. re: Otownfoodie
          1sweetpea Nov 5, 2009 01:03 PM

          I really like Phebe's. Much of the menu is fish and seafood-based, but the non-fishy options are excellent as well. It's a non-pretentious place with a neighbourhood vibe, but serves food that is a notch or two above what you might expect. I've been a few times and it has never disappointed. The only negative comment I'd offer is that some dishes are on the small side, particularly fish dishes, while a few are quite large (ie. Jambalaya). Best to ask, letting your server know how hungry you are.

          I also like the sushi place on Yonge, just south of Davisville. I can't think of the name right now, but it is next to a Firkin pub.

          1. re: 1sweetpea
            derz Nov 5, 2009 01:38 PM

            Vero Trattoria, Bayview and Eglinton

            1580 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G, CA

            1. re: 1sweetpea
              cheeser Nov 5, 2009 05:35 PM

              the sushi place is called 'i zu'. love this place...especially since the reno's. along with making it bigger, they expanded the menu. prices are still about the same, and the fish has always been fresh and tasty.

              also really enjoy the atmosphere at coquine. it can be a bit loud, but super for a night out with friends.

            2. re: Otownfoodie
              Boodah Nov 8, 2009 07:00 PM

              Glad to hear you liked it, I've been eating there for years and find it to be one of those places you can count on as always being really good.

          2. Charles Yu Nov 5, 2009 03:41 PM

            Simple Bistro and Mogette are two excellent Bistros. Zee Grill has wonderful cooked seafood. Amaya has passable to good Indian food. Would love to add Celestin but unsure of current status with Pascal Ribeau no longer at the helm?! ( Sold?! )

            623 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON M4S 2M9, CA

            Simple Bistro
            619 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S2M5, CA

            Zee Grill
            641 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

            581 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

            1574 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G3B7, CA

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            1. re: Charles Yu
              erly Nov 5, 2009 04:40 PM

              We really enjoy Phebes Zee Grill, and went recently with a group, most ordered meat.
              In my opinion the best of the Mt. Pleasant strip.
              Have not tried Simple yet, and it receives excellent reviews.
              I have a problem with Mogette.
              Food is good, not excellent.
              Very noisy, even when it is not busy, and last week, we were five people, and could not carry on a conversation unless we wanted to scream above the crowd, which we didn't, so conversation was almost non existent.
              Mussels and frites are very good, but the main course is skimpy, about app.size.
              Had dinner this evening at Amaya
              The Tandoori Lamb chops are delicious.
              Very thick overly generous portion, and never overcooked.
              Even DH was too full to finish the last chop.

              Zee Grill
              641 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

              581 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

              1574 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G3B7, CA

              1. re: erly
                kawarthagirl Nov 6, 2009 07:05 AM

                You are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT about the noise at Mogette - I actually really loved the food, but my Mom and I skipped dessert and went home because she stopped talking... it was simply too hard to hear each other across a not very large table!

                581 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

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