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Could you please recommend a good lunch restaurant close to Yonge and Wellesley?

chutchut Jan 20, 2010 10:47 AM

I need to schedule a business meeting in that area. Many thanks!

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  1. ingloriouseater RE: chutchut Jan 20, 2010 12:08 PM

    bistro 990 at bay and wellesley

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      chutchut RE: ingloriouseater Jan 21, 2010 05:12 AM

      I'm not sure about bistro 990. Everytime I pass by there, I don't see many people there.

    2. Platoputas RE: chutchut Jan 20, 2010 12:42 PM

      I like Fire on the East Side, on Glouster just off yonge st. It depends on what type of business meeting it is, it's fairly casual but the food is tasty and reasonable.

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        chutchut RE: Platoputas Jan 21, 2010 05:14 AM

        I'll provide this venue to my manager as an option. Tks!

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          charxchar RE: Platoputas Jan 22, 2010 12:43 PM

          Fire on the East Side - great lunch chef and decent meals there consistently. But do not, I repeat, do not go for dinner - it's a different chef and the food is terrible after 6.

        2. Ediblethoughts RE: chutchut Jan 20, 2010 04:52 PM

          Olympic 76 Pizza is pretty good. Depends on how high end you want to go.

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            ingloriouseater RE: Ediblethoughts Jan 20, 2010 04:54 PM

            i understand that there isn't much in the hood, but really....let's try to help

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              Ediblethoughts RE: ingloriouseater Jan 21, 2010 04:47 PM

              Does this mean you don't like O76? I've been having pizza there for over 20 years. It's always been good.

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            chutchut RE: chutchut Jan 21, 2010 05:11 AM

            Thanks everyone for your recommendation! Is there any restaurant at the higher end like Pangaea and the old "Truffle"?

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              ingloriouseater RE: chutchut Jan 22, 2010 01:58 AM

              Pangaea is quite good, do mean Truffles at the 4 Seasons? If you do, it is now closed. I wasn't sure if wanted to stay where you were looking or wanted to travel. Yorkville has many options. Bistro 990 is still a very solid choice and nearer or destination. Fire on the East Side is okay but a bit amateurish for a business lunch imho

            2. foodyDudey RE: chutchut Jan 21, 2010 05:33 AM

              How about Focaccia? It's just a short walk away.


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                dibpal RE: foodyDudey Jan 21, 2010 07:29 AM

                I'll second Fire on the East side. Great little place, fancy but not too much so.

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                  waydowntown RE: dibpal Jan 21, 2010 08:44 AM

                  Thirding Fire on the East Side. It can get a bit busy at lunchtime towards the end of the week, but I've found it generally suitable for business-oriented lunches. The food is carefully prepared, and in my experience the service is cordial and efficient.

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                chutchut RE: chutchut Feb 2, 2010 05:12 AM

                Thank you all for your input! My manager went with Fire on the East Side and sent me an email after saying "Nice job with the restaurant today. It’s really close to the client’s office and we liked the place. Good research! Thank you."

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