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yrpoison Oct 17, 2010 03:04 PM

Hi,

I find myself headed to Toronto tonight for a last minute trip. It's my first visit and would very much appreciate reccomendations for late night eats (after midnight).

I'm staying at the Sutton Place on Bay. Anything nearby? A close cab ride?

Thanks!!

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    Gary Oct 17, 2010 03:16 PM

    First to mind is 7 West Cafe, which is a short (5-10 min) walk northeast of your hotel at Charles St and Yonge. The menu is not gourmet by any stretch, but you can get a decent sandwich, pasta or pizza with a beer or coffee and its open 24/7. http://www.7westcafe.com

    Beyond that, its hard to make specific recs because you don't mention what kinds of foods or price ranges you're looking for. Many popular restaurants will be winding down by midnight so you'll need to be a bit selective. Options reachable by cab include the Spadina Chinatown strip, which contains a lot of cheap late night eating options (you might want to search Chowhound for recs in that area specifically) or nearby Yorkville for more upscale (aka expensive) late night haunts.

    Also, here's a somewhat old thread on 24/7 eating in Toronto that may help:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/484710

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    7 West
    7 Charles St W, Toronto, ON M4Y1R4, CA

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      yrpoison Oct 17, 2010 03:40 PM

      Hi Gary,

      Thanks for your response.

      We're pretty flexible on price point and food type. We'll be tired from our journey so a good drink and a small plate would be great but we'd also be good with a dicey bowl of noodles and a tsing tao.

      1. re: yrpoison
        Bronfman_Heiress Oct 17, 2010 05:42 PM

        Agree with 7 West, very close to Sutton Place too. Another option is a short taxi to Chinatown - House of Gourmet on Dundas, east of Spadina is good.

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        7 West
        7 Charles St W, Toronto, ON M4Y1R4, CA

        House of Gourmet
        484 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T1G9, CA

    2. Herb Oct 18, 2010 06:12 AM

      The Black Hoof and Harbord Room — two of the hottest spots in town — both serve food till 2 am and are a short cab ride away.

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      Harbord Room
      89 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1G4, CA

      The Black Hoof
      928 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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        themiguel Oct 18, 2010 08:18 AM

        I dont know where this impression of the Harbord Room serving food untill 2:00 a.m. is coming from but I have read it in multiple reviews.

        I have tried to have food at the Harbord room after midning many many times and the kitchen is ALWAYS closed. At most you can maybe have some olives or cheese. I think they have a limited bar menu from like 11 to midnight and then the kitchen closes completely. Have you actually ever had food there after midnight??

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        Harbord Room
        89 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1G4, CA

        Harbord
        147 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1H1, CA

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          Splendid Wine Snob Oct 19, 2010 06:34 AM

          Totally agree about the Harbord Room not serving food after midnight. I tried on three separate occasions to order food-once around 11pm and twice around 11:30pm unsuccessfully. Don't advertise late night eats if you can't deliver. The reality is that it's a bar after 11pm.

          SWS

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          Harbord Room
          89 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1G4, CA

          1. re: Splendid Wine Snob
            Herb Oct 19, 2010 07:04 AM

            HR's website says "Late Night Eats" are available

            "Until 11 Sunday - Tuesday
            Until 11:30 Wednesday - Thursday
            Until 12 Friday - Saturday"

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              themiguel Oct 19, 2010 07:11 AM

              So just like 95% of the restos in the city and a far cry from serving decent food after midnight, which is a rarity in this great town of ours.

              I distinctly recall reading several newspaper reviews which all mentioned this fact and how it was such a beloved industry hangout for cooks who were done their shift to come and have a bite. Perhaps they eventually changed their hours but I suspect this was all exageration, and it's a bit annoying to me that they keep having that rep of a late night place.

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                Splendid Wine Snob Oct 19, 2010 07:31 AM

                Exactly. They did indeed change those hours-I stopped trying to eat late there (when they DID advertise on the website-I know because I checked after unsuccessfully trying to eat late), well over a year ago. Trust me-I always check advertised hours!

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