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sarshiny Jun 22, 2010 02:29 PM

I have the glorious job of planning a dinner out for 8 women all from different areas of the city. I need help finding a great place to eat.

here are my criteria:
1. Location: must be on subway or reasonably close to TTC.
2. Main Dishes should be approx. $20 - $25
3. Menu should have a variety of food choices (ie not all meat, but not all pasta either)
4. A cool atmosphere with comfortable seats (two of the women are pregnant)

Here are a few of the ideas I had so far:
1. Black Skirt
2. Le Select
3. Vertical
4. Globe Bistro

Thanks for your help!

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Le Select
432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V1E3, CA

Black Skirt
974 College Street, Toronto, ON M4Y, CA

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  1. Marimba RE: sarshiny Jun 22, 2010 02:51 PM

    Black Skirt is closed...owner changed it back to Wish (mains under $25)...Marimba!

    1. jo_jo_ba RE: sarshiny Jun 22, 2010 03:01 PM

      Christina's is nice (Danforth), or Le Select, and depending on what the fish of the day is Zucca is a winner for me

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      Le Select
      432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V1E3, CA

      Zucca
      2150 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4S 2A8, CA

      Christina's On the Danforth
      492 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P6, CA

      1. T Long RE: sarshiny Jun 22, 2010 03:21 PM

        Bistro Camino (a 10 minute walk from Main Subway Station.)

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        Bistro Camino
        2750 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C1L7, CA

        1. jlunar RE: sarshiny Jun 22, 2010 03:39 PM

          If you're looking at Globe, there's also Earth to consider! Close to the Rosedale station if I recall correctly.

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            SMOG RE: sarshiny Jun 23, 2010 05:30 AM

            Globe Bistro is great. I second the Zucca recommendation. Also take a look at Quince, it meets all your criteria.

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            Zuccabar
            299 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R2L4, CA

            1. Rabbit RE: sarshiny Jun 23, 2010 05:58 AM

              Second Globe, and Quince is a great suggestion. I have been underwhelmed by Zucca, although I know others love it. Perhaps Coquine since we're talking uptown??

              The new O&B Cafe and Grill on Front is getting some decent press (I assume you're doing this after the G20!), although I can't vouch firsthand. Nota Bene might also suit, although it could be pushing the price point a bit depending on how you order.

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              Coquine
              2075 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S2A4, CA

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

              Zuccabar
              299 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R2L4, CA

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                pastabroccoli RE: sarshiny Jun 23, 2010 06:13 AM

                Is Streetcar ok? If so, then the new Enoteca Sociale would fit the bill (Dundas/Dovercourt). With two pregnant ladies the smaller plates might be ideal... At least when my wife was pregnant she would've loved to be able to have multiple courses without feeling over-stuffed! Everything is $8-16 and while all Italian, there are antipasti, pastas, entrees/sides, cheeses and desserts. Fish, veg and meat options. Lots of wines for those drinking wine.

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                Enoteca Sociale
                1288 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

                1. haggisdragon RE: sarshiny Jun 23, 2010 06:25 AM

                  Globe Bistro for sure. Fills all of your criteria. Very comfortable.

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                    MeMeMe RE: sarshiny Jun 23, 2010 08:40 AM

                    Wish, Globe Earth, Beaconsfield, Globe, Pastis Express, Caren's Wine and Cheese.

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                    Beaconsfield
                    1154 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J1J5, CA

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                      sarshiny RE: sarshiny Jun 25, 2010 07:38 AM

                      Thanks so much all! Lots of great suggestions.

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