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bjinyyz Jun 3, 2010 08:32 AM

All,

My 49th is this weekend and my wife and 2 boys (21) wanted to check the area out. I have not been for sometime and I was wondering what a good place for a casual dinner would be?

We are not looking for fancy but that does not mean we are looking for cheap either. Just want to dress casual and walk around and explore both before and after dinner. Any place without the loud music at dinner time (7ish) is okay. No problem if the music is turned up later in the evening. Maybe a place for dinner and a suggestion for after dinner would be great.

As always....thanks for the help!

Brian

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Distillery District
55 Mill St, Toronto, ON M5A, CA

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    breezey Jun 4, 2010 12:21 PM

    I'd do Sunday brunch at the Boiler House if you wanted to wander the Distillery. As previous posters mentioned, the area is pretty quite at night which is a shame.

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    Boiler House
    55 Mill St, Toronto, ON M5A3C4, CA

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      millygirl Jun 4, 2010 12:31 PM

      Agreed. Friends live in the condo tower and I'm always surprised how quiet the distillery becomes once sun sets.

      Weezie's is a great suggestion!

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      Weezie's
      354 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A1K9, CA

    2. pinstripeprincess Jun 3, 2010 09:17 AM

      unless there's an event down there or you're going to the theatre, i don't believe anything actually happens in the distillery district at night. shops close up at 6pm (give or take an hour in either direction) and then all you're left with are the few restaurants along that one small strip. i've never understood it to be very exciting after the sun falls.

      my preference would be to go earlier and grab a sandwich from the brick street bakery for lunch and then wander over to soma for a gelato snack after checking out some galleries. perhaps go to gilead or weezie's for dinner after if you really want to go back to distillery, but otherwise i'd move up towards leslieville for my evening fun. more lively with more options.

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        torontofoodiegirl Jun 4, 2010 02:40 PM

        Definitely try to fit gelato into your schedule. Then walk it off and hit Weezie's for dinner.

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        Weezie's
        354 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A1K9, CA

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        CarNut Jun 3, 2010 09:06 AM

        Not right in the Distillery District, but if you don't mind walking a few blocks, check out Weezie's or Gilead Cafe.

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        Weezie's
        354 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A1K9, CA

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          cheesymama Jun 4, 2010 02:30 PM

          I second that rec. Check out the Distillery district first, Weezie's for dinner then head over to Queen E (Leslieville) for an after dinner drink. Enjoy your celebration!

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          Weezie's
          354 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A1K9, CA

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          Snarf Jun 3, 2010 08:53 AM

          Most of the places have common management (Archeo, Boiler House, Pure Spirits). Out of these, Pure Spirits has the most consistent food with a fairly decent oyster selection. At the beginning of the tourist season, service can be hit and miss.

          Mill Street has bad pub food and decent beer. I haven't been to Tappo, but don't know anyone who has been impressed.

          You won't be wowed, but if you allow for some walking time and get some chocolate, it could be decent.

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          Pure Spirits
          55 Mill Street, Toronto, ON M5C 3C4, CA

          Tappo
          55 Mill Street, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4, CA

          Boiler House
          55 Mill St, Toronto, ON M5A3C4, CA

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