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Non-Tourist Lunch near Princess of Wales Theatre?

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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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    1. 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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      1. re: Splendid Wine Snob

        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.

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

        1. 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

          1. There's also Milagro just south of the theatre.

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