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Non-Tourist Lunch near Princess of Wales Theatre?

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AJMC791 Nov 24, 2009 02:35 PM

Heading to see a matinee with 3 others tomorrow, and would like to eat lunch somewhere within a 10 minute walk.

Would like to avoid the dreaded strip between John and Spadina, which I have found to be tourist traps.

All suggestions welcome....

Thanks.

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    freckles1963 RE: AJMC791 Nov 24, 2009 02:51 PM

    Barootes is good

    1. Splendid Wine Snob RE: AJMC791 Nov 24, 2009 03:48 PM

      If you are a wine drinker, Crush Wine Bar would fit the bill. Mmmmm, wine for lunch! Its on King just west of Spadina on the South side.

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      Crush
      455 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V1K4, CA

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        bytepusher RE: Splendid Wine Snob Nov 24, 2009 05:47 PM

        I've always had speed of service issues at Crush, I think the worst time was arriving at noon and at 1:30 one of my party had to leave for another meeting, just as his food, a sandwich, nothing complex, arrived so he had them take it back and put it in a go pack. I wouldn't necessarily go there if I had a curtain to make.

        in the past I would have recommended Brasaii but I haven't been since the ownership change so I'm not sure.

        Yuzu sushi (run by the same folks as Japango but slightly more upscale) is close by, mixed reviews but personally I thought it was decent.

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        tj2007 RE: AJMC791 Nov 24, 2009 03:58 PM

        Fune is on Simcoe. I've always enjoyed their sushi, although haven't been in awhile.

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          phoenikia RE: AJMC791 Nov 24, 2009 04:13 PM

          Forte and Nota Bene are within a 10 minute walk. I like the food at Forte more than the food I've ordered at Nota Bene, but Nota Bene is more popular with posters on this Board.

          lunch menu at Forte: http://fortebistro.ca/lunch-menu.php

          menus at Nota Bene: http://notabenerestaurant.com/menus/

          Tundra in the Hilton would also be a decent bet.

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          Tundra
          145 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2L2, CA

          Nota Bene
          180 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A1, CA

          Forte Bistro & Lounge
          133 Richmond St. West, Toronto, ON M5H 2L3, CA

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            fickle RE: AJMC791 Nov 25, 2009 10:10 AM

            There's also Milagro just south of the theatre.

            1. Rabbit RE: AJMC791 Nov 25, 2009 10:45 AM

              If you cross University and head into the financial district Vertical is no more than a ten minute walk.

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