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katbri Dec 10, 2009 06:17 AM

Danforth area, from Broadview to Woodbine. Looking for best food, not ambiance, décor or service.

One place per category. Can you also mention if your recommendation does take out.

Best Indian

Best Italian

Best Thai

Best Chinese

Best Mexican

Best Pub

Best Meal under $100

Best Wings

Best Pizza

Best Greek

I think hands down the best fine dining would be Globe, don’t think anything else is in their league in this area.

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    KitchenVoodoo Jan 1, 2011 09:52 PM

    Globe Bistro is expensive but worth every penny. Excellent food and very warm hospitality.

    1. asianbettycrocker Nov 12, 2010 05:58 PM

      Best Greek? Pantheon by far. The garlic shrimp and fish dishes are the best.
      Brunch - Three's Company

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      Three's Company
      673 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J, CA

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        gilbert1111 Nov 12, 2010 06:35 PM

        Best Indian none on the Danny, and certainly not Sheree-Punjab

        Best Italian 7 Numbers, sit in back if you don't like noise

        Best Thai none, same btw for sushi

        Best Chinese Danforth Dragon

        Best Mexican Sol for food but not for service

        Best Pub no question - Auld Spot

        Best Meal under $100 Embrujo Flamenco Tapas, good food and good fun, 97 Danforth

        Best Wings skip the Danforth and go to Duff's, it's not far

        Best Pizza don't know

        Best Greek I have a long enduring soft spot for Ouzeri's They're tirosalata is to die for

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        Danforth Dragon
        861 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J, CA

        Auld Spot
        347 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K, CA

        Embrujo
        97 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1N2, CA

        Ouzeri
        500A Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON M4K 1P6, CA

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          phoenikia Dec 14, 2010 03:33 PM

          What do you recommend at Auld Spot, gilbert1111?
          Has anyone tried the Auld Spot's mac & cheese? Is it any good?

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          Auld Spot
          347 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K, CA

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          phoenikia Nov 13, 2010 05:27 AM

          While I would agree that Pantheon is usually the best bet for seafood dishes on the Danforth, especially since their turnover is high because that's where Danforth Greeks tend to go for seafood, other restaurants are better if you're looking for non-seafood dishes.

          asianbettycrocker, what do you recommend on the brunch menu at Three's Company?

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          Three's Company
          673 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J, CA

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            asianbettycrocker Nov 17, 2010 06:58 PM

            Hmmm, I had the Chicken Pot Pie. It was actually decent. The rest of the table had a variety....waffle special, french toast, egg frittata...the carrot cake and cinnamon buns on the counter looked pretty delicious and it was packed, so the food was pretty fresh. Definitely a fun vibe and good "morning after" kind of place! Hope that helps!

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              phoenikia Dec 14, 2010 03:30 PM

              Thanks, asianbettycrocker. Sounds like I should give Three's Company another try, next time I'm looking for a decent brunch on the Danforth.

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              Three's Company
              673 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J, CA

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          air621 Nov 1, 2010 01:28 PM

          Best Indian-Sher E Punjab, I guess. Not much Indian on Danforth

          Best Italian-7 #s or for take out, Columbo's Pizza

          Best Thai-Not sure, I go to Thai Fusion on Coxwell near O'Connor

          Best Chinese-Not sure, I order from Seabreeze on Queen E

          Best Mexican-El Sol

          Best Pub-Eff Allen's, Auld Spot rulz the Danforth

          Best Meal under $100

          Best Wings- Allen's

          Best Pizza- Danforth Pizza House

          Best Greek-Pantheon

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          Auld Spot
          347 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K, CA

          Danforth Pizza
          920 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1L9, CA

          Seabreeze
          1342 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L, CA

          Thai Fusion Restaurant
          969 Coxwell Ave, Toronto, ON M4C3G4, CA

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            LTL Oct 29, 2010 09:16 AM

            What about "Best Dessert"? I'm having dinner at Dukem tonight (first time trying Ethiopian so I'm very excited!) and looking for somewhere to go for dessert afterward around 8pm.

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            Dukem
            950 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1L9, CA

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              foodyDudey Oct 29, 2010 09:45 AM

              The food at Dukem is good, but just a warning, they don't provide cutlery so bring your own knife and fork, if you require that. For that reason alone, we only order take-out from there.

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              Dukem
              950 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1L9, CA

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                Pincus Oct 29, 2010 10:07 AM

                Not a big dessert guy. Off the top of my head, there is Demetre, and Athens Pastries is excellent if you like Greek desserts. Not the hugest sit down space inside Athens, so not the best choice for a huge dinner crowd.

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                Athens Pastries
                509 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K, CA

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                  julesrules Oct 29, 2010 11:54 AM

                  Not a lot of good, non-Greek dessert in the hood. If you like Greek pastries, Akropolis is just a couple of blocks from Dukem (but I am not sure what time they close). Mocha Mocha has a small selection of pies and other homey desserts, but again check to see when they close.

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                  Mocha Mocha
                  489 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P5, CA

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                    phoenikia Oct 29, 2010 01:31 PM

                    Sadly, the desserts at Demetre can be dreadful. After a particularly bad-tasting pre-made crepe stuffed with canned apple pie filling experience last year, I vowed to stick to coffee or tea if I ever find myself inside Caffe Demetre again.

                    Second Athens pastries for loukamades, galotoboureko or bougatsa.

                    Eurocrepe Cafe for nutella-stuffed crepes and the like.

                    The Globe for good continental/caker desserts that can be ordered in their front lounge.

                    I like the spanakopita, tyropita and pizza (not authentic pizza, but tasty for what it is, esp. at that price) at Akropolis, but haven't tasted any of their desserts.

                2. Dr. John Oct 4, 2010 04:55 PM

                  I'm a very late entry to this thread, but I grew up on the Danforth and have moved back to the Danforth so I wanted to have a say on a few of the categories:

                  Best Indian - Sher-e-Punjab has been consistently decent for the past 30 years or so

                  Best Ethiopian - Dukem followed by Wazema. Best for flavours, variety, injera that has a fair bit of teff. Lalibela is pretty good. Rendez-Vous was way too salty. Ibex is unremarkable.

                  Best Mexican - El Sol for the flavours, but the chicken is often way overcooked. I try to go there not hungry so that by the time the food arrives I am hungry.

                  Best Greek - for 30+ years, my favourite grilled meats have been at Astoria. For overall well roundedness I'll go with Kalyvia. Pan is good for upscale fusion-y Greek. Avli is great for certain dishes (rabbit pie). Athens Pastries for the galactobouriko.

                  -John

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                  Dukem
                  950 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1L9, CA

                  Lalibela
                  869 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G, CA

                  Avli
                  401 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P1, CA

                  El Sol
                  1448 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1N4, CA

                  Athens Pastries
                  509 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K, CA

                  Kalyvia
                  420 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P3, CA

                  Rendez-Vous Restaurant
                  1213 Pitt St, Cornwall, ON K6J3T3, CA

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                    Gumbril Sep 8, 2010 03:51 PM

                    Can anyone tell me which place(s) do the fried dough-balls coated in honey syrup? I had them once at a Taste of Danforth and remember them fondly whenever I want to sicken myself with sweets.

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                      Full tummy Sep 9, 2010 03:43 AM

                      Athens Pastries is your best bet for loukoumades:

                      http://www.chow.com/restaurants/14396...

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                      Athens Pastries
                      509 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K, CA

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                      biffy Aug 9, 2010 12:17 PM

                      Just wanted to comment on the Best Greek restaurant on Danforth.... I'm Greek and have eaten and virtually all the Greek restaurants on the Danforth. I would say that consistently, the best Greek restaurant on Danforth is AVLI. I have known Lambros for almost 20 years and have eaten in his restaurants in their various incarnations. What I love about Avli is that it is the closest to REAL Greek food that you are going to get, with a nod to the peasant food and vegetarian food traditions of Greece. There is some nod to the chicken souvlaki, rice and potatoes that those that go to the Danforth look for, but a lot of though has gone into the menu with a great nod to the "alternative" cuisine of the motherland.

                      A lot of posters have mentioned Pantheon and I would like to make a few comments: I have eaten at Pantheon many times because my husband (who is not Greek) likes it there. Pantheon cuts a lot of corners in its cuisine..for example, the dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves) are hard and dried out and the avgolemono sauce is thickened with corn starch (i have noticed this in the avgolemono soup as well) rather than purely being an egg and lemon mixture as it is supposed to be. I also do not care for the accompaniments to the entrees and the curse of the "winter tomatoes" being offered in the horiatiki (village) salad. A true village salad is a celebration of the ripe delicious tomatoes so plentiful in Greece....please please please do not serve underripe hard tomatoes!!! Anyway, just my 2 cents, I realize everyone has different tastes but I trust the reviews on here and always look here first when looking for a new restaurant to try.

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                      Avli
                      401 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P1, CA

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                        phoenikia Aug 10, 2010 08:06 AM

                        Agree Pantheon often cuts corners.

                        But I was embarrassed by the terrible avgolemono soup that was served last time I had lunch at Avli. I don't know if they have a different staff working the lunch shift, which might explain the calibre of the food we received. I've also had less-than-fresh fried calamari, and less than fresh seafood pie at Avli at dinner time. Not a great place for seafood. While I have liked the dips, the spanakopita, the loukaniko, and chicken pie at Avli in the past, I find the food at Avli to be hit or miss. Sometimes their food is very good, and sometimes it's awful.

                        I wish more people supported Lambros (the offshoot of Avli that closed after a short run) while it was open. I liked the food Lambros was serving at Lambros better than much of what I've ordered at Avli.

                        I usually like the Village Salad at Messini when tomatoes are in season. When tomatoes aren't in season, I stick with the maroulosalata when I'm on the Danforth ;-)

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                        Messini
                        445 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P1, CA

                        Avli
                        401 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P1, CA

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                        worker Jul 30, 2010 11:39 AM

                        Best Indian - Sher E Punjab

                        Best Italian - il fornello (7 numbers use to be good, now its way overrated)

                        Best Thai - Diner's Thai

                        Best Chinese - Danforth Dragon

                        Best Pub - Rails and Ales

                        Best Pizza - Danforth Pizza House

                        Best Greek - Kalyvia

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                        Danforth Dragon
                        861 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J, CA

                        Danforth Pizza
                        920 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1L9, CA

                        Kalyvia
                        420 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P3, CA

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                          somewhere4 Jul 23, 2010 05:59 PM

                          I agree with the emerging consensus (El Sol, etc.), with the exception of Best Pub. What ungodly hold does Allens have over people? Adequate, over-priced food served with a heaping portion of attitude (unless you can guarantee the server a walk-on in your next film/TV series episode). Oh, and you better be a damned fast eater so they can turn over your table to the next set of paying customers (UNLESS you can guarantee....etc., etc.)

                          My vote for best pub = Brass Taps. Nice selection of imported beers, good burgers (not the best in Toronto, mind you, but as good as any you'll find along the Danforth) and a wide selection of delectable pizzas. They will also accomodate special pizza orders if none of the combinations on offer appeal to you.

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                            Pincus Jul 26, 2010 11:14 AM

                            I've been enjoying the Court Jester just west of Pape. Their chef does some nice specials, and sometimes there are even homemade potato chips up for offer at the bar!

                            Haven't been to Brass Taps in a while, I remember their pizzas with great fondness, they are due for a return visit!

                            Still trying to decide whether Taps and Tales is a destination pub or not. The one meal I had there wasn't awful, but not memorable either.

                            Agree with Allen's, went there once, and the service was actually good, but the food was mediocre and overpriced.

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                              phoenikia Jul 30, 2010 08:35 AM

                              What kind of specials does the chef prepare at the Court Jester?

                              I often walk by the Court Jester and Brass Taps, but didn't realize that either of them served decent and/or better-than-average food.

                              Will have to try out the pizza and the burger at Brass Taps one of these days.

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                                Pincus Jul 30, 2010 10:10 AM

                                I've had a nice roasted chicken with mash and veggies, also enjoyed his version of a veggie burger which I didn't recognize as an Yves or other similar vendor, so it might have been made there.

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                                  hungryabbey Jul 30, 2010 06:10 PM

                                  They seem to have a lot of comfort type foods.. meatloaf, pulled pork sandwich, mac and cheese, interesting sounding soups.. The menu reads much better than that but I cant remember specifics.
                                  I have actually never gone in, but I read the board every day on the way to the gym and it sounds good.

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                                    julesrules Aug 9, 2010 01:55 PM

                                    I eat at the Jester a lot but not really for chow reasons. I find the kitchen inconsistent. One thing I have enjoyed recently is the cabbage rolls (weekend special). They used to have perogies on special sometimes too and these were good. Other than that, eh. Specials can be okay, I like the homemade buttermilk salad dressing, but I can't really say it's good eating overall. But for better or worse I guess it's our pick for pub on the Danforth - I like the Black Oak pale ale on tap and unpretentious atmosphere.
                                    Taps and Tails has some interesting items on their menu board but I've never checked it out.

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                                      Pincus Sep 8, 2010 01:53 PM

                                      Yeah, some of the pub grub at the Jester is mediocre, I had a forgettable plate of nachos there last week.

                                      I had a "risotto" at Taps and Tales which was edible, but not remarkable. Still, I can't judge a place on one meal.

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                                        julesrules Sep 11, 2010 08:53 AM

                                        After two lunches at Taps and Tales I think it might be about on par with the Jester. Some good items, homemade cheesecake, but some just ok stuff too. Decent tap list though, and virtually all Canadian beers from smaller breweries (except for Guiness)

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                                          julesrules Oct 2, 2010 08:38 AM

                                          Taps and Tales has overtaken the Jester for me for both food and tap list. Had a tasty red snapper special with guacomole and roasted corn/cherry pepper salsa and Dennison's Weissbeir, perfect for what might have been my last patio lunch of the year yesterday. I think specials are the way to go here because the meatball sub I had a couple of months ago was also really good, while regular menu items seem kind of limited. But I think it's the housemade desserts that are the clincher for me. Best bread pudding of my life yesterday. The only problem is that they plate some of them with a yucky commercial chocolate sauce. The Jester's apple crisp is housemade and decent but their other desserts are crappy food service quality. Taps and Tales switches up their selection and so far, all have been very good (in a homemade way ie/ not fancy).

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                                            neighborguy Oct 3, 2010 03:58 PM

                                            Thanks julesrules. I haven't been to Taps and Tales since the summer but I really want to like them. Last time there, I ordered something unmemorable off the menu, tho not as unmemorable as the 'food' at Sarah's. ;)

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                                              Pincus Oct 4, 2010 03:21 PM

                                              Thanks, I'll keep an eye open for the specials at Taps and Tales. it's a bit closer anyway.

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                                                Pincus Dec 15, 2010 09:06 AM

                                                I've been enjoying some of the specials at Taps and Tales. You're right, they are generally a bit nicer than what is on offer at the Court Jester (although I still go to the Jester once in a while). I especially enjoy the Tuesday night spaghetti and meatballs at T & T.

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                                  phoenikia Dec 16, 2010 12:05 PM

                                  Which pizzas would you recommend the most at Brass Taps, somewhere4 & Pincus?

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                                    Pincus Dec 16, 2010 12:29 PM

                                    I recently had a veggie one (but with fancy vegetables like sun dried tomatoes and eggplant) which I quite enjoyed. I think they offer about 10-15 vairieties as their specials. I think you can build your own, but I'm not sure. I almost never get meat on a pizza, so I'm a bad choice to ask about how the meat pizzas are.

                                    They also give you some flavoured olive oils to drizzle on your pizza if you're into that.

                                    I suggest going on Wednesday, they are half-price then, so the sting of a failed experiment around your tastebuds isn't so bad. But for a bar pizza, the ones I've had have been really good, so I don't think you'lll suffer as long as you're not expecting Libretto,

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                                      hungryabbey Dec 16, 2010 12:31 PM

                                      Have you tried anything else other than pizza at the Brass Taps??

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                                        foodyDudey Dec 16, 2010 12:36 PM

                                        I've tried the wings there. They are 1/2 price on Mondays. They also have a good selection of draft beer such as Creemore and Beau's.

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                                          phoenikia Dec 16, 2010 12:39 PM

                                          Good to know. Thanks for the Monday wing tip, foodyDudey ;-)

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                                            foodyDudey Dec 16, 2010 01:32 PM

                                            Better go before Jan 1st when you start eating that rabbit food!

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                                              phoenikia Dec 16, 2010 01:38 PM

                                              That's the plan! ;-)

                                              Which reminds me...has anyone seen a Buffalo Chicken Salad (basically an iceberg lettuce salad with Buffalo wing sauce-coated chicken breast strips/chicken fingers, blue cheese crumbles and/or blue cheese dressing) on the Danforth?

                                              It's on the menu at the Richmond Rogue, and I could order a salad and add chicken & wing sauce at Duff's, but I haven't noticed Buffalo Chicken Salad on any other menus in TO.

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                                          millygirl Jan 2, 2011 12:43 PM

                                          Is the pizza thick or thin crust?

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                                          phoenikia Dec 16, 2010 12:36 PM

                                          Thanks, Pincus. I tend to order veggie pizzas, too, although, sometimes I'm more in the mood for an old school version with sausage or pepperoni.

                                          Thanks for mentioning the half-price Wed ;-)

                                          Don't worry, I won't expect Libretto. To tell you the truth, I crave good but typical Ontario-style pizza more than I crave the types of pizzas served by Libretto or QMP.

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                                      eastendpioneer Jan 15, 2010 05:13 AM

                                      Okay, better late then never, I guess:

                                      Best Indian - Sher E Punjab (or order from Famous on Gerrard which delivers!!)

                                      Best Italian - 7 Numbers

                                      Best Thai - Jean's Vegetarian Kitchen

                                      Best Mexican - El Sol (yes, service is mildly slow on mains, but apps come out fairly quickly)

                                      Best Pub - Taps & Tales (@ Linsmore)

                                      Best Pizza - Gerrard Spaghetti House

                                      Best Greek - I have a soft spot for Astoria, but I also love Ouzeri. Their Rosemary Pie is absolutely to DIE for!!!

                                      Three's Company makes really good brunch as does Globe Bistro.

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                                        Poorboy Jan 15, 2010 06:26 PM

                                        Best Pizza - Danforth Pizza House it's been debated before.

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                                        melos Jan 13, 2010 12:55 PM

                                        I feel that since I am a veteran of the Danforth area (17 years), I should contribute to this thread.

                                        For every "BEST OF", it is important to consider other factors which make a place on the Danforth, the BEST OF something. I divide the categories in the following areas and in order of importance:
                                        1. Food Quality and drink choices
                                        2. Price
                                        3. Service quality
                                        4. Ambiance
                                        5. Overall Customer experience

                                        That being said, here are the choices which would not disappoint:
                                        1. Best Indian - Shar E Punjab (although we are so close to Gerrard and Coxwell for the BEST Indian choices ever)
                                        2. Best Italian - 7 Numbers - but I wish their portions and quality would improve.
                                        3. Best Thai - Diner's Thai ... so far.
                                        4. Best Chinese - nothing authentic. Go to Gerrard St - Eikona.
                                        5. Best Mexican - El Sol ... in laid back Mexican time.
                                        6. Best Pub - Auld Spot - Food, price, beers and ambiance no doubt
                                        7. Best Meal under $100 - Auld Spot Pub - try the flat iron steak salad or the strploin and you'll see what I mean.
                                        8. Best Wings - Brass Taps - Monday nite 1/2 price!!!
                                        9. Best Pizza - Mamma's Pizza is good but Pizza is not at the top of the food choice and its fast food.
                                        10. Best Greek - Mezes or Avli - No doubt.
                                        11. Best Sushi is Aji Sai but they need to have "happier" service staff.
                                        12. Best Breakfast greasy spoon - Detroit eatery - Chris will fix u up.

                                        Honorable mentions - Mambo Lounge for Latin foodfare and flare, Mocha Mocha for great lunches and healthy eating, Alexandros has the tastiest Gyro around.

                                        I believe a place has to be best all around and I would have to add some comment on the places recommended in this thread but I think it should not.
                                        Globe - too pricey but that is elegant fine dining.
                                        Melanie's - good food and service but YIKES no ambiance, no customer experience. They played elevator music while we were dining.
                                        Allen's - There is no reason to eat there... maybe just for the whiskey and Guinness.
                                        Messinis - bland tasting Gyro.
                                        Danforth Dragon is disappointing.

                                        I like discovering new places on the Danforth but until the places put more attention to the above 5 categories in detail, I would rather cook at home.

                                        1. duckdown Jan 7, 2010 11:06 AM

                                          I guess I'd do the obvious and pick Messini for Gyros, although if thats the best in the city... kind of a bummer. They're good, but not amazing

                                          Who's got the best chicken souvlaki? Big, chunks of charcoal grilled chicken.. I guess I'd vote Astoria

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                                            bittermu Jan 7, 2010 08:39 AM

                                            Better late than never?

                                            Best Indian: Sher-e-punjab
                                            It's been consistently tasty for me.

                                            Best Italian: Still looking ...

                                            Best Thai: Gotta go with Jean's, simply because it isn't horrible.

                                            Best Mexican: El Sol
                                            As childofthestorm mentioned, it's slowwwwww, but the food is tasty and portions large.

                                            Best Pub: The Auld Spot
                                            Good taps, solid menu. I can't get enough of the mac 'n cheese with crab.

                                            Best Meal under $100: Bistro Camino
                                            Simple and good.

                                            Best Wings: Allens
                                            Not that I'm necessarily a fan, but everything else has simply been worse.

                                            Best Pizza: Gerrard Spaghetti and Pizza House. (Take out)
                                            Killer pizzas and they actually appreciate your business.

                                            Best Greek: Christinas

                                            Other bests mentioned:

                                            Best Brunch: Threes Company (@ Pape)
                                            Great benny and pulled pork poutine (topped with a fried egg).

                                            Best Ethiopian: Rendez-vous
                                            Great portions and big taste.

                                            Best Burger: Square Boy
                                            Could also sub in as Best Greek or, at the very least, Best Entertainment.

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                                              katbri Jan 7, 2010 10:53 AM

                                              I've never read anything about Three's Company mentioned on this board. I checked out their website and it looks good. Anybody have any reviews on brunch or dinner menu.

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                                                foodyDudey Jan 7, 2010 11:03 AM

                                                Unless you somehow have audio on the board, you won't hear anything. :-)

                                                It's been mentioned in at least 7 threads
                                                http://search.chow.com/search?query=%...

                                                My wife and I tried it a few weeks after they moved to the location near Pape, and we were not impressed. They probably improved as it seems to be busy enough to survive.

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                                                  Pincus Jan 7, 2010 12:16 PM

                                                  Had brunch there once about a month ago, it was adequate but didn't blow my socks off. Wouldn't go out of my way to eat there, but wouldn't avoid it if I was nearby and hungry.

                                              2. mariecollins Jan 6, 2010 07:07 AM

                                                Not necessary the best but some other alternatives:

                                                Best Pub: TKO's - comfort food and a good place to catch a game
                                                Best Sandwich: any panini from Quattro Ragazze. Other offerings are good too.
                                                Best meal under $100: Melanies
                                                Best Pizza: Colombo's or for convenience, Pizza Nova at Glebemount & Danforth - order online and pick-up
                                                Best Ethiopian: Rendez-vous
                                                Best Roti - Ital veggie roti at Danforth Roti (OK we've strayed out to Dawes).
                                                Best Thai: Jean's Vegetarian

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                                                1. re: mariecollins
                                                  foodyDudey Jan 6, 2010 07:11 AM

                                                  When is the last time you ate anything from Quattro Raggaze?

                                                  You said not the best but then prefaced each suggestion with "Best" !
                                                  Is Melanies really any good? I can think od many of other places to eat for under $100

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                                                    Paulustrious Jan 6, 2010 07:23 AM

                                                    Melanie's is good - but not my favourite $sub-ton.

                                                    Marie - isn't Pizza Nova on the corner of Woodbine and Danforth? I will try your roti suggestion as I usually head up to Eglinton / Lawrence.

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                                                      mariecollins Jan 6, 2010 09:44 AM

                                                      Pizza Nova is opposite East Lynn Park - perhaps the street is not Glebemount but Glebeholme? I always get them mixed up.

                                                      Quality varies at Danforth Roti. The Ital roti has always been pretty good and the doubles and aloo pie are fresh and tasty. Report back if you have a meat roti.

                                                      Marie

                                                      What's the best greasy spoon for breakfast on the Danforth? I've had two nasty breakfasts in a row at the Terminal, Sunrise is unremarkable, and the rest of them look a little scary.

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                                                        Paulustrious Jan 6, 2010 11:45 AM

                                                        I get them confused, and I only live 100yd from it.

                                                        Greasy spoon. I presume we mean a proper one, with real grease. I've had a couple of reasonable breakfasts at the New York cafe (?) SE corner of Broadview & Danforth. My So prefers Melanie's and another SE corner spot which houses a more Earth-friendly eco-organic vibe. I cannot remember the name of the place. It's a long thin North-South cafe with a serving counter down the West wall.

                                                        1. re: Paulustrious
                                                          cinda Jan 8, 2010 01:23 PM

                                                          When in need of a greasy spoon hangover cure and a damn fine burger, IMO, we often head to Detroit Eatery on Danforth near Chester. Chris and the rest of the staff couldn't be nicer.

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                                                          AntontheGreek Sep 6, 2010 04:24 AM

                                                          Greasy Spoon? Detroit Eatery hands down

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                                                          Detroit Eatery
                                                          389 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P1, CA

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                                                            Full tummy Sep 6, 2010 08:11 AM

                                                            What do you recommend there?

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                                                              phoenikia Sep 6, 2010 11:14 AM

                                                              I like Detroit's Greek omelette, and their home fries.

                                                              Currently Detroit serves my favourite home fries in TO.

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                                                                millygirl Sep 8, 2010 02:33 PM

                                                                Good BLT's too!

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                                                                  Googs Sep 11, 2010 08:21 AM

                                                                  The home fries. Are they deep-fried or the real deal?

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                                                                    phoenikia Sep 11, 2010 08:41 AM

                                                                    They looked pan-fried to me. With paprika and onions, and maybe some garlic or seasoning salt? A little greasy, with crispy bits. Might have to try them again tomorrow to double-check.

                                                                    For Chowhounds who haven't dined at Detroit Eatery, it is downmarket atmosphere-wise. I don't want any Chowhounds to travel all the way from Etobicoke/Mississauga/Guelph to try the recommended home fries/Greek omelette/BLT, and then post that Detroit Eatery wasn't all that and by the way, the bathroom wasn't pretty. Although I'm sure Googs already realizes this ;-) Detroit ain't the King Eddy ;-)

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                                                                    389 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P1, CA

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                                                                      millygirl Sep 11, 2010 08:50 AM

                                                                      Hey phoenikia, have you been to Motorama of late? It's our new greasy spoon hot spot these days. Maria, the relatively new owner, has really spruced things up over there and puts together a very nice omelet.

                                                                      I just learned yesterday that she used to own Maria's Garden which is now the home of Three's Company. She is so cheerful and welcoming, it's a good part of the reason we've been supporting her.

                                                                      At the moment she's only open during the day but is considering doing once a month Sunday night dinners on a greek theme. We got talking about this because apparently she makes a fine pasistiso and a number of regulars have been trying to convince her to offer it on the menu.

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                                                                        phoenikia Sep 11, 2010 09:03 AM

                                                                        Hi millygirl,

                                                                        Thanks for the heads up. I haven't had breakfast at Motorama for at least 3 years. I didn't realize Maria had taken took over. Maria's Garden was the go-to alternative to Zorba's for good late-night Greek comfort food before it closed, and quite a few of my friends preferred her food to the food at Zorba's, which can be hit or miss.

                                                                        Hope she decides to start doing once-a-month Sunday night dinners.

                                                                        Looks like I'll have to revisit Motorama.

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                                                                        Zorba's
                                                                        681 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1L2, CA

                                                                        Motorama Restaurant
                                                                        862 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1L7, CA

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                                                                          millygirl Sep 11, 2010 09:18 AM

                                                                          Interesting to hear that. I had never been inside Maria's Garden. Something about the painted vines on the window seemed to steer me in other directions LOL.

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                                                                            neighborguy Sep 11, 2010 02:32 PM

                                                                            I got some take-out recently from Zorba's for the first time. And the last. The man at the stove was horrible -- in a foul mood and shouting at all the other staff. I'm glad I don't understand Greek. I don't want to be eating any food prepared by someone like that.

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                                                                            681 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1L2, CA

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                                                                              phoenikia Sep 12, 2010 02:02 PM

                                                                              neighbourguy, how was the food?

                                                                              That's part of the experience at Zorba's- the old guy hollering at his wife or kids, his wife or kids hollering back. Greeks are passionate people.

                                                                              That being said, most of Chefs working at fine dining establishments I've met have artistic temperaments, and I know several who have tempers. Is it so wrong if the guy at the stove at Zorba's has an artistic temperament, or a temper? ;-) Maybe he had a good reason to be in such a foul mood.

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                                                                                neighborguy Sep 12, 2010 06:14 PM

                                                                                phoenikia, I'm glad you asked.

                                                                                By the time I got home, the pork skewers were dry but everything else was okay, but all to be expected -- meat dries out and steam table food like potatoes and rice can't really change too much in transit. The 'garlic bread' was burned.

                                                                                While I was waiting for my order I saw the other cook putting together -- with much care -- someone else's order for a large take-out salad. I thought that was a good sign. Until I heard the mean older guy raise his voice at him too. I can't go back after that -- I just don't want that kinda mojo passed onto my food.

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                                                                                  phoenikia Sep 12, 2010 08:15 PM

                                                                                  Glad the food was mostly ok. Zorba's can be very hit or miss. I usually just stick to the avgolemono soup and ask for extra lemon on the side.

                                                                                  If you're looking for take-out souvlaki nearby, try Asteria. Haven't tried the pork skewers, but their chicken skewers have been moist whenever I have ordered them. And the people don't holler inside Asteria ;-) Totally different vibe ;-)

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                                                                                  681 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1L2, CA

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                                                                                    julesrules Sep 13, 2010 06:28 AM

                                                                                    Love Zorba's when I am in the mood for a huge heavy meal, with leftovers too, but I definitely stick to the steam table stuff that I can't get elsewhere - fricasse, other stews, the greens, the giant beans. I did branch out to moussaka once and it was decent, not any worse than other versions I've had on the Danforth. But I wouldn't get skewers or other made-to-order food there. Actually I never order skewers out, I always buy them at Ellas and make at home (same for Greek salad)

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                                                                                    681 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1L2, CA

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                                                                              phoenikia Sep 12, 2010 02:01 PM

                                                                              I had breakfast at Motorama today. Maria was incredibly welcoming- nice perk! You're right, millygirl, she has really spruced up Motorama.

                                                                              The florentine omelet I ordered was good, filled with a decent amount of spinach and topped with crumbled feta. The hashbrowns were nicely seasoned with paprika, but they were the type that are parboiled then fried.

                                                                              I prefer the hash browns at Detroit Eatery, but the service at Maria's was very friendly, and the prices were extremely reasonable.

                                                                              I'll definitely be back to try more dishes on their menu.

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                                                                              Detroit Eatery
                                                                              389 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P1, CA

                                                                              Motorama Restaurant
                                                                              862 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1L7, CA

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                                                                                Pincus Sep 13, 2010 01:02 PM

                                                                                When you say during the day only, does this include weekend days? Like, even if it's only to 3 pm?

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                                                                                  ParadoxCat Oct 7, 2010 01:17 PM

                                                                                  Do you know what the hours are?

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                                                                                    millygirl Oct 29, 2010 10:33 AM

                                                                                    Pretty sure, it's seven days a week open until 3 or 4 at the latest.

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                                                                                  Googs Sep 11, 2010 08:50 AM

                                                                                  Ah, the lost art of the crisp-outside, tender-inside, pan-fried potato. I've had enough of these places that deep-fry some tater tot like object and call it home fries. Was your father Ronald McDonald?

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                                                                                  Splendid Wine Snob Sep 11, 2010 08:56 AM

                                                                                  The home fries are definitely the real deal. Pan fried for sure.

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                                                                                justinisthebest Nov 11, 2010 07:40 PM

                                                                                Detroit?? AMEN!!

                                                                                The only problem with Motorama is that Maria NEVER SHUTS UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                                                                                  millygirl Nov 13, 2010 09:40 AM

                                                                                  Well maybe she does talk a lot BUT she is very welcoming, warm and caring. To me it only adds to the charm of the place. It's like being with family. Just tune them out :)

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                                                                                    Poorboy Jan 1, 2011 01:28 PM

                                                                                    Lived in the area for 50 years now and have only been to the Motorama about a half dozen times, and not in the past decade. Now, I have a craving to give it a try. Hope it is open Sunday mornings....

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                                                                                    862 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1L7, CA

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                                                                                      millygirl Jan 2, 2011 12:44 PM

                                                                                      Yup, it is open Sundays. Let me know what you think poorboy. We have quickly become regulars.

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                                                                          mariecollins Jan 6, 2010 09:37 AM

                                                                          Gee - fussy!

                                                                          Well, I actually last sat down and had a meal at Quattro in October, it was very nice, I had the Spaghetti Carbonara. I order the Eggplant panini to go a couple of times a month.

                                                                          The fancier places in my area are Relish, Melanies and Bistro Camino. I enjoy Melanies the most.

                                                                          Have a baby now and relying much more on the spots in the nabe.

                                                                          Trying really hard not to give an obnoxious response.

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                                                                            Full tummy Jan 6, 2010 11:38 AM

                                                                            Alas, there have been some negative reports on the Board about Quattro Raggaze, from a variety of people. Seems like the quality of the food and service is variable, depending on who's cooking, who's serving, and who else is in the restaurant.

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                                                                              mariecollins Jan 7, 2010 05:10 AM

                                                                              I just read the thread on Quattro Raggaze. Doesn't sound like things are going well. I'll keep eating my eggplant panini though.

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                                                                                Pincus Jan 7, 2010 06:47 AM

                                                                                Everything on here is an opinion. Some opinions get expressed more strongly than others. I take QR for what it is (i.e. not Mistura) and have enjoyed it always so far. However, I did get a plate there just when they reopened after Christmas where the sauce for their spaghetti and meatballs had a higher amount of olive oil than I like, so I will keep an eye out on it as well.

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                                                                                eastendpioneer Jan 15, 2010 05:07 AM

                                                                                They served me Penne Arrabiatta once that was SO hot (spicy) that I couldn't swallow it. I asked them for a milder sauce and they basically laughed at me. I thought maybe it was just me, but I brought the leftovers home to DH who loves loves loves spicy hot food and he said it wasn't even palatable. I won't go back!!

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                                                                                  Pincus Jan 15, 2010 12:11 PM

                                                                                  Must be a recent menu addition, I don't remember seeing that on their old menu.

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                                                                                    JamieK Jan 15, 2010 01:27 PM

                                                                                    I don't think the menu's changed in years. Or at least not since the makeover. I never went when it was Europe Planet.

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                                                                            katbri Jan 6, 2010 11:24 AM

                                                                            In my opinion Quattro Ragazze is by far the worse restaurant I have been to on the Danforth, service horrible and food really bad. It is nowhere near decent Italian food.

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                                                                            ilikefoodalot Dec 12, 2009 12:05 AM

                                                                            Best Pub - Allen's

                                                                            Best Greek - Messini for amazing and cheap gyros (fast takeout, too), Pantheon otherwise

                                                                            Best Brunch - Mocha Mocha

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                                                                              1sweetpea Dec 12, 2009 04:36 AM

                                                                              Of the three Ethiopian places I've tried thus far on the Danforth, I quite liked Rendez-vous and Dukem. Lalibela came in third due to the general saltiness of all dishes. I noticed the salt before any complex spicing in every dish. I ate very similarly at each restaurant, so I think it is a fair assessment. I ordered the vegetarian combo at each, but tried a bit of meat (ordered by others) at all three. My next stop will be Wazema. I'm pretty sure all three Ethiopian restaurants offer breakfast, so they might make interesting brunch options as well. Has anyone ever tried an Ethiopian breakfast? Options are heavy in the meat, eggs and beans department, served with injera.

                                                                              I can't weigh in on most of the OPs categories. When in Toronto I tend to beeline for Greek or Ethiopian when on the Danforth. For seafood, I'd have to add my vote for Pantheon, mezes and pita, I go to the places I know, which are Ouzeri and Mezes. If anyone can recommend a superior spot for the typical appetizer spread, I'm all ears.

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                                                                              TOFoodFan Dec 11, 2009 04:10 PM

                                                                              Best Indian - Haven't found one yet, but only for lack of trying. Judging by this thread, I'll try Sher-e-punjab and Makkah

                                                                              Best Italian - 7 Numbers, best in the city

                                                                              Best Thai - Jean's Vegetarian

                                                                              Best Chinese - Number One Chinese (ok, it's actually on Pape)

                                                                              Best Mexican - Haven't found one yet.

                                                                              Best Pub - Allen's

                                                                              Best Meal under $100 - Globe, if you're not drinking. Otherwise, 7 Numbers

                                                                              Best Wings - Haven't had Danforth wings...

                                                                              Best Pizza - If we're talking strictly places on the Danforth, then Gerrard Spaghetti and Pizza House; for places that deliver in the area, Bona Pizza (unless it's a bad night. Then it's just mediocre pizza)

                                                                              Best Greek - Pan for upscale; Messini otherwise

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                                                                                melnumnums Dec 11, 2009 07:45 AM

                                                                                What's the best brunch on the Danforth? Looking for anywhere between Broadview and Chester. Winter means I can't head down to Queen.

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                                                                                  LexiFirefly Dec 11, 2009 10:15 AM

                                                                                  Allen's is usually a safe bet. I was down there this summer for brunch and was really disappointed by the new places I tried.

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                                                                                    millygirl Dec 11, 2009 10:31 AM

                                                                                    As I said up above, Mocha Mocha is an excellent spot for brunch.

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                                                                                      Herb Dec 11, 2009 06:20 PM

                                                                                      I prefer the Globe.

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                                                                                      foodyDudey Dec 11, 2009 09:57 PM

                                                                                      Honestly I wouldn't eat at Allen's if the food was free.

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                                                                                        Googs Dec 12, 2009 06:20 AM

                                                                                        You mean there's TWO of us that don't care for Allen's food including that bland meatball they call a burger? Finally.

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                                                                                          Pincus Dec 13, 2009 07:19 AM

                                                                                          Had a forgettable meal there once. Make it three of us.

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                                                                                            foodyDudey Dec 13, 2009 06:07 PM

                                                                                            My wife and I even gave it another try this summer, and it was just as bad as ever. No more tries at Allens's for us. Maybe we should start an "I love Allen's _NOT_ Facebook page?

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                                                                                            foodyDudey Dec 13, 2009 06:04 PM

                                                                                            Hi Googs,
                                                                                            I didn't really want to post that since I've often mentioned it. I'm surprised anyone could have Allen's of a "best of" list. It shows you how diverse people's opinions can be on the same food. That has also made me start wondering how much influence what I read here should have on any new place I try. Allen's is on my "best of the worst" list. :-)

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                                                                                      KitchenVoodoo Dec 10, 2009 05:29 PM

                                                                                      Best Ethopian - so many now on the Danforth between Greenwood and Coxwell it's hard to know which is worth trying - what's the Chowhound consensus?
                                                                                      Best Morroccan - some have sprung up on the same stretch - can anyone offer a compare and contrast eview?

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                                                                                        pakmode Dec 11, 2009 09:57 AM

                                                                                        I'm looking to go out for some Ethiopian soon as well, but need some CH guidance. Any tips would be appreciated.

                                                                                        As for best Moroccan/North African - Djerba La Douce is awesome. Their soup is a must try, I forget the name of it, but it was pureed vegetables with a nice garlic flavour. I also found their Tunisian layered coffee a pleasant surprise (secret ingredient - sweetened condensed milk).

                                                                                        Best Pizza - Danorth Pizza House hands down.

                                                                                        Best Indo-Pak - Makkah Restaurant - it really is south asian comfort food.

                                                                                        Best Burger - i have to try Allen's but based on all the reviews it's up there as one of the Best in T.O.

                                                                                        Best Meal under $100 - Bistro Camino

                                                                                        Should we put a Best Bakery in here too?

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                                                                                          battenberg Dec 16, 2010 05:37 AM

                                                                                          Djerba La Douche; best seafood crepe I have ever had. The sauce is amazing mopped up with some pita bread.

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                                                                                          1475 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1N5, CA

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                                                                                            julesrules Dec 16, 2010 06:02 AM

                                                                                            Yeah his crepes are good. I think we had chicken, in a rich creamy curry sauce. Easy to overlook when the focus is couscous dishes, and pretty heavy for an appetizer, but really good.

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                                                                                              foodyDudey Dec 16, 2010 06:12 AM

                                                                                              I thought the crepe was a main entree. If not, it's filling enough to be the main course.

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                                                                                                julesrules Dec 16, 2010 06:42 AM

                                                                                                You are surely right, I just get distracted by the couscous dishes, but I still want crepe!
                                                                                                The calamari, in a rich, cumin-y sauce is also really good. It's all really warming, rich food perfect for winter.

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                                                                                                  neighborguy Dec 16, 2010 01:31 PM

                                                                                                  Me too -- I always seem to return to the couscous plates. That's why I went out of my way to have lunch there once just to enjoy the seafood crepe. While I've mostly had his chicken merguez couscous I've been with companions who ordered daily fish specials which tasted amazing. Spicing I've had nowhere else.

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                                                                                              Full tummy Dec 16, 2010 09:02 AM

                                                                                              Just thought I'd mention it's Djerba la Douce. And, yes, those crepes are delicious!!

                                                                                              http://www.djerba-la-douce.ca/

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                                                                                              1475 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1N5, CA

                                                                                        2. Full tummy Dec 10, 2009 01:08 PM

                                                                                          Best Vegetarian Thai: Jean's Vegetarian Kitchen

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                                                                                            millygirl Dec 10, 2009 01:32 PM

                                                                                            Best brunch or lunch spot - Mocha Mocha
                                                                                            Best sushi - Aji Sai

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                                                                                            childofthestorm Dec 10, 2009 09:47 AM

                                                                                            Best Indian - Makkah for cheap takeout

                                                                                            Best Italian - 7 Numbers

                                                                                            Best Thai - There isn't, go to Sukhothai on Parliament instead please

                                                                                            Best Chinese - Danforth Dragon for delivery, stick to Hakka stuff

                                                                                            Best Mexican - El Sol if you have three hours to spare

                                                                                            Best Pub - Allen's

                                                                                            Best Meal under $100 - 7 Numbers

                                                                                            Best Wings - Allen's

                                                                                            Best Pizza - Danforth Pizza House

                                                                                            Best Greek - Pantheon but stick to seafood and have a whole fish

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                                                                                              grandgourmand Dec 10, 2009 10:48 AM

                                                                                              Can't argue with these picks...but I'd add Makkah to best wings category as well.

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                                                                                                childofthestorm Dec 10, 2009 12:05 PM

                                                                                                Thank you for reminding me to try those!

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                                                                                                  grandgourmand Dec 10, 2009 02:12 PM

                                                                                                  12 for $6. Tandoori, so nothing crazy, but they use real charcoal in the tandoor, so extra flavour. I've had them dry a couple times, but mostly they have been excellent.

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                                                                                                  Paulustrious Dec 10, 2009 03:04 PM

                                                                                                  Pretty much hit them all there, including advice to stick to the Hakka stuff. For the meal under $100 I would go to Bistro Camino.

                                                                                                  Best Greek - probably not the best but for cheap and home-style, Asteria Souvlaki Place

                                                                                                  Best Ethiopian is missing from your list. And so I think is a Best Breakfast. Someone else can add these.

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                                                                                                  2750 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C1L7, CA

                                                                                                  Asteria Souvlaki Place
                                                                                                  292 Danforth, Toronto, ON M4K1N6, CA

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                                                                                                  LexiFirefly Dec 11, 2009 10:17 AM

                                                                                                  I'd have to say AVLI for bes Greek. I really like the pies and it's the only place you can get real greek comfort food. Pantheon is so hit and miss, some of the stuff awesome some awful. I have never been disappointed at AVLI though!

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                                                                                                  bytepusher Dec 10, 2009 09:34 AM

                                                                                                  Best Indian - Sher-e-punjab

                                                                                                  Best Italian - Seven Numbers

                                                                                                  Best Greek - With tablecloths - Pantheon
                                                                                                  - On Formica - Messini

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                                                                                                    Livingtoeat Dec 10, 2009 08:58 AM

                                                                                                    Best Indian - Sher E Punjab

                                                                                                    Best Italian - 7 numbers

                                                                                                    Best Thai - Diner's Thai

                                                                                                    Best Chinese - Danforth Dragon (LOVE the Crispy Ginger Beef)

                                                                                                    Best Mexican - Haven't found it yet

                                                                                                    Best Pub - Allen's

                                                                                                    Best Meal under $100

                                                                                                    Best Wings - don't eat wings

                                                                                                    Best Pizza - Danforth Pizza House

                                                                                                    Best Greek - Pantheon (the grilled calamari is amazing)

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