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Riverdale restaurant for tonight....

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katbri Jul 7, 2010 11:01 AM

I would like to go out for dinner in the Riverdale area tonight and wanted to try RubyWatch Co. but they are closed. I've already been to Table17 several times.
Can you recommend a resto with great food in the area?

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Riverdale Restaurant
360 Springbank Dr, London, ON N6J1G5, CA

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    millygirl RE: katbri Jul 7, 2010 11:09 AM

    Maybe not quite Riverdale, but I would suggest Le Papillon on the Park on Eastern Avenue. We been many times and have always enjoyed everything. Great steak frites, and crepes. Nice desert selection as well.

    Table 17 was going to be first suggestion until I read further in to your post.

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    Table 17
    782 Queen St. East, Toronto, ON M4M 1H4, CA

    Le Papillon
    69 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E1B5, CA

    Riverdale Cafe Restaurant
    304 Greenwood Ave, Toronto, ON M4L2R8, CA

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      katbri RE: millygirl Jul 8, 2010 05:41 AM

      Ended up going to Le Papillon and was plesantly surprised, I had such a bad meal at the Front St. East location. The poutine was good, husband enjoyed his steak frites and I really liked my salad with shrimp. The patio was closed though because of the heat, too bad because there were several patrons asking for the patio also.

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      Le Papillon
      69 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E1B5, CA

    2. pescatarian RE: katbri Jul 7, 2010 11:50 AM

      I've heard Fare is pretty good, but I haven't been myself, so I can't vouch for it personally. Can't think of anything else at the moment. L'il Baci is pretty good and I would go if I was in the area, but having been to Queen Margherita since, I would go further east and go there, if I were in the mood for pizza. I had a decent meal at Le Papillon. I think that what they have going for it mostly is atmosphere (especially on the patio) and good service. The food is good, can't say anything is not good per se, but if it weren't for the atmosphere, I'm not sure I would rush back.

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      Le Papillon
      69 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E1B5, CA

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        Foodiesmith RE: katbri Jul 7, 2010 11:51 AM

        An oldie but a goodie in my book: Tomi Kro at Queen and Leslie or Fare Bistro also on Queen East near Carlaw. Totally reliable nice relaxed vibe. Batifole on Gerrard is also great but there isn't much else around there (so no pre- or post-dinner drink spot)

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        Batifole
        744 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M1Y3, CA

        Fare Bistro
        1097 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M1K7, CA

        1. Dimbulb RE: katbri Jul 7, 2010 12:20 PM

          Batifole

          Ruby WC is in Riverside btw. Riverdale is further north.

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          Batifole
          744 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M1Y3, CA

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            millygirl RE: Dimbulb Jul 7, 2010 01:21 PM

            Fare is only that, fair. Nothing special, that's for certain.

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