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Mar 23, 2010 11:56 AM

Dinner uptown/west/near the airport?


I'm going to a function by the airport on Saturday. I booked a hotel by the airport for the weekend, so going up a day early on Friday night.

I usually eat ONLY downtown, but I'm looking for somewhere to take my S/O on Friday night on the way to the hotel.

I guess I'm looking for somewhere near the airport, or enroute to I can drive to the restaurant, then onto the hotel afterwards.

I usually like places like The Wine Bar, Focaccia, Note Bene, Forte, Midi Bistro I'm looking for something nice like that uptown or airport-ish area.

Suggestions? Something nice, mid-price, between downtown and the airport, or near the to airport?!


Midi Bistro
168 McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T1W4, CA

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  1. I live in Etobicoke south of the airport. Honestly don't think there is anything great out that way.
    If you want to take a chance two places that remind me of Wine Bar and others you named are: Puciella (sp?) and West 39th Bistro, both located on Lakeshore near Browns Line. Excellent food, cool atmosphere, smaller bistro like setting, personalized service.

    I would also suggest The Kingsway area near Royal York- there is ViBo and La Veranda near Royal York & Bloor. There are lots of other restos around there too.
    If you want sushi I have heard amazing things about Kaji sushi on Queensway near Islington.
    If you are set are staying near the airport the only place I would recommend is Prince Japanese Steakhouse on Eglinton near Centenial Park Rd. or Grand Chinese (dim sum) at a hotel on the airport strip.

    2995 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M8X1C1, CA

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    1. re: ciaociao1

      Thanks for those suggestions, I'm checking them out right now! I'd love to go to Kaji, its just justifying the money without there being a special occasion! I hear its amazing though?!

      1. re: Tboy

        I thought I remember reading something in Toronto Life or the Star about a restaurant in Etobicoke that was fresh and tasty like Kaji just not as fancy. I will try to find out for you and post it back here