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Where to dine with the following criteria

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!

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

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

      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.)

        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.

            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.

              2075 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S2A4, CA

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

              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.

                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.

                    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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