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Aug 25, 2010 07:02 AM

Fun places for dinner near Queen/King and Spadina?

Hi all. I'm looking for suggestions for dinner before my friends and I see the Rock of Ages show at the Royal Alexandra Theater in Toronto, which is between Queen and King near Spadina. Any suggestions? It would be nice to keep the theme of the evening so I guess ideally I wish the Hard Rock Cafe was closer, but are there any fun rock and roll diners in the area? I'd settle for any decent places to eat if the theme thing doesn't work out. Thanks!

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  1. Grindhouse Burger Bar I like. Has sit-down. They make all their own condiments and buns. Burgers aren't huge, but one is enough for me. They do have an 8oz option as well.
    Along the Hard Rock lines, I think Gretzky's is pretty close to that feel. Nice upper patio I hear.
    Yuzu for sushi isn't too far, at Adelaide. Varying reports of quality, though I haven't had issues.

    The rest of the umpteen restos along there, I can't speak of. Haven't eaten there in aaaages.

    --- -- food. is. love.

    Grindhouse Burger Bar
    365 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K1, CA

    236 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H1W7, CA

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    1. re: jlunar

      just posting for the map option to pop for Gretzky's....

      Wayne Gretzky's Restaurant
      99 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON M5V9G9, CA

          1. re: Herb

            It is. I've had many a pint of Tankhouse there (they also have wine and liquor).

        1. I second grindhouse...the regular burgers are great, and whenever they have a "special" burger on the menu it's always amazing as well. I also love Yuzu.

          Other than that, not sure what to recommend with a Rock theme...Hooters is just around the corner I suppose, but that's probably not what you're looking for. Milagro Cantina is a good Mexican place that's quite close. As much as people dis it, Milestone's is just up the street as well and, while it doesn't have particularly great food, it has good enough food, good drinks, and a pretty good atmosphere. If you want fancy, there's always the Fifth nearby as well.

          236 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H1W7, CA

          1. Maybe Shanghai Cowgirl at Queen/Bathurst?


            Shanghai Cowgirl
            538 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V, CA

            1. If you like the Hard Rock, you want Gretzky's.

              BQM Diner at Queen & Spadina has better food.

              BQM Diner
              354 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V2A2, CA

              1. Thai Princess is better than acceptable Thai Food.

                Thai Princess
                387 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V1K1, CA