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Jul 8, 2010 07:16 AM

Dinner options near Hyatt Regency Toronto -- 370 King Street W.

I will be in Toronto next week for business and am looking for a few good quality casual business dinner options. Looking for very good food, non-chain if possible, and casual. All cuisines are good and not concerned about $$. Walking distance from the hotel would be great, but willing to take a cab if its really worth it.

Thanks for your help.

BL -- DC Hound

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  1. Nota Bene, Origin and Buca are all within walking distance and all excellent and very different. Nota Bene will be the most expensive and "fine dining" of the three. Origin is small plates with influences from all over the world. Buca is rustic Italian, with lots of "head-to-tail" usage. Both Origin and Buca have a really great, buzzy vibe. Nota Bene is more serene, in a corporate sort of way. They are each worth a visit.

    Hmm, just looked at a map -- Origin will be a longer walk, or a very quick cab ride.

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

    604 King St. West, Toronto, ON M5V 1M6, CA

    1. Crush (contemporary)

      Le Select (French bistro

      Lee (Susur Lee's cheaper spot

      Thuet (or whatever he's calling it this week for upscale French but not stuffy).

      Avoid everything on King West from University to Spadina - tourist traps!

      609 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V1M5, CA

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      1. re: Herb

        Strike that last one. Thuet's closed again!

      2. I like Tutti Matti which is only Adelaide and about three minutes from your hotel.

        I do like Nota Bene, but find it perhaps a little over-hyped on this board. It is a great spot for a solo diner to hang out at the bar.

        Second recommendations for Le Select and Crush (both very easy access to your hotel), and I've been wanting to try Buca.

        A few more thoughts... Smokeless Joe's is a great little beer bar (excellent selection) with a very limited menu (oysters!)... it is just up John Street, a short walk from your hotel. The Rex is mediocre pub-ish food, but they have live jazz and it's a fun place to hang out and very local. The Beast is a new venture that is a bit further afield off of King West, but it does have some people quite abuzz (I haven't been, but it's on my short list). Do let us know where you end up!

        Tutti Matti
        364 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V1R7, CA

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

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

        Smokeless Joe
        Toronto, ON, Toronto, ON , CA

        604 King St. West, Toronto, ON M5V 1M6, CA