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May 28, 2010 08:23 AM

Nice restaurants near Queen and University - date night!

We live out of town so don't know the area very well but are looking for a mid-price range restaurant (entrees $30 and below) in this downtown area which would be nice for a date night. All food types are fine. Thanks.

A patio would be a good bonus!

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  1. A few places come to mind, all within a 10 minute walk. In order of proximity, I'd suggest Nota Bene, Rodney's By Bay, Origin and George. Of those, I think that only George has a patio (and a beautiful one at that).

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

    Rodney's By Bay
    56 Temperance Street, Toronto, ON M5H 3V5, CA

    1. You're not going to get out of George for under $200/couple and it's about five long blocks away.

      The Queen Mother is a block away and has a lovely quiet garden out back. Mains well under $20. Not fine dining by any means.

      Queen Mother
      206 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V1Z2, CA

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      1. re: Herb

        Rustica Pizzeria (on blue jays way) has a small patio out front. Note bene is a nice restaurant but it might exceed your budget.

        1. re: Herb

          I agree that George isn't what I would classify as "mid-price" but Lindquist did say entrees for "less $30 and below", which is certainly doable at George.

        2. I would try King W - Lee (by Susur Lee) is amazing, also Crush, Brassai and lots of others on the trendy strip.

          601 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V1M5, CA

          1. Ematei for authentic Japanese tapas. Delicious.

            30 Saint Patrick St, Toronto, ON M5T3A3, CA

            1. I vote for Nota Bene.

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