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Jul 6, 2010 08:58 AM


Help! My manager is in town, and just called to ask where we should meet for dinner tonight. He is staying at the airport, but said its fine to come in to the city for dinner. However, due to Shriners parade, we are thinking mid town is probably better then downtown.

He is a "foodie" from Quebec, who enjoys a great bistro style restaurant, and a great glass of wine.

Where should we go???

THanks for helping

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  1. On Mt. Pleasant, I'd look at Simple Bistro or Zee Grill (if he likes seafood). On Yonge St., I'd look at Quince or Cava (tapas).

    1560 Yonge St., Toronto, ON M4T 2S9, CA

    Simple Bistro
    619 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S2M5, CA

    Zee Grill
    641 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

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    1. re: TorontoJo

      I'll 2nd Simple and Zee. Sadly, my last trip to Cava wasn't a memorable one. They'll have to redeem themselves before I'd rec them again.

      1. re: Googs

        Third Simple. Simply delicious and excellent service, too. It's a cosy room that's not too noisy, so conversation can happen without difficulty.

    2. Totally out of left field: the road closures are only until 7pm... If he is indeed a foodie from Quebec, he probably won't want to eat until well after that?

      1. It's not exactly mid-town but I'd consider Globe Bistro, good food with an emphasis on local ingredients, and a nice wine selection.

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        1. re: JamieK

          Pastis!! If you can get a reservation this late.

          1. re: millygirl

            Yup, that was going to be my rec as well.

        2. Pastis would definitely be great if he wants classic French bistro.
          Globe Earth in Rosedale is great, still craving those crispy ewenity cheese curds.
          Cava is solid, depending on what's on their menu now.

          1560 Yonge St., Toronto, ON M4T 2S9, CA

          1. There's also Coquine Restaurant, which is a bit further up around Eglinton. Cute interior (black and white checkered flooring), typical of what one would think of a bistro, and pretty decent food.

            2075 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S2A4, CA