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DINNER TONIGHT - 2 FROM VANCITY

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GRIMEY Sep 2, 2010 11:52 AM

I'm taking my cousin and his GF out for dinner tonight. I'm looking for something unpretentious, fun, but also noteworthy. (best of all worlds).

- They're from Vancouver so Japanese, Korean, and Chinese are off the table.
- They're 23, so even though I'd love to take them to a completely boring, quiet, and respectable place I think they might enjoy something more lively.
- Location should be downtown, preferably walking distance from Queen/Richmond.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  1. TorontoJo Sep 2, 2010 11:56 AM

    Origin at King and Church!

    They might also enjoy Terroni on Adelaide.

    1. Splendid Wine Snob Sep 2, 2010 11:56 AM

      Queen and Richmond are parallel streets. Where on Queen St. and what is your price range?

      SWS

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        GRIMEY Sep 2, 2010 12:15 PM

        Correct you are.

        10-15 minute walk from University and Queen either direction.

        $20/pp. I did look up Origin but seeing as though it's Thursday and I have concerns about price point I looked no further. Definitely another time. Thx.

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          Splendid Wine Snob Sep 2, 2010 02:41 PM

          I think Terroni fits the bill quite nicely in this situation. Just be aware that they do not accept any substitutions on their menu.

          Its at 57 Adelaide Street East

      2. curnonsky Sep 2, 2010 11:59 AM

        Terroni on Adelaide E in the old Courthouse (patio out back in garden).

        South of Temperance on Adelaide W (great patio, no idea about food)

        Harlem has a cute patio and soul food/Cajun menu at Richmond east of Church.

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        South of Temperance
        20 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H, CA

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          akhorasanee Sep 2, 2010 01:24 PM

          copacabana may be a fun option!

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            bytepusher Sep 2, 2010 01:58 PM

            South of Temperance food has not been well reviewed.

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            South of Temperance
            20 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H, CA

          2. ingloriouseater Sep 2, 2010 01:30 PM

            Queen Mother

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            Queen Mother
            206 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V1Z2, CA

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