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Need Rec - Bayview or Mt. Pleasant Restaurant strip

ejcoooper0 Dec 9, 2010 07:33 AM

With so many restaurants on these streets we would like to try something new..but which one to choose. Any recommendations for something delicious?

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  1. TorontoJo RE: ejcoooper0 Dec 9, 2010 07:42 AM

    Can you tell us what you have tried in that area?

    I love Zee Grill, and Simple Bistro has been getting great reviews.

    Simple Bistro
    619 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S2M5, CA

    Zee Grill
    641 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

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      phoenikia RE: TorontoJo Dec 9, 2010 07:54 AM

      Second TorontoJo's recs. Brunch as Simple was surprisingly reasonably priced.

      For a special luxe lunch, I like the prix fixe lunch at Lai Toh Heen.

      Lai Toh Heen
      692 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

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        Amac RE: TorontoJo Mar 2, 2011 08:52 AM

        I second Zee Grill (also called Phebes.) They have some of the best seafood around and they do seasonal dishes. Their seafood succotash (usually available for a few weeks in Sept/Oct) is not to be missed.

        Zee Grill
        641 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

      2. estufarian RE: ejcoooper0 Dec 9, 2010 08:54 AM

        Try Segar. Open 7 days, including lunch.
        One of my best finds this year.

        1568 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G, CA

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          erly RE: tilleross Mar 2, 2011 09:01 AM

          Simple, Zee Grill, and Segar are go to places for us.
          Enjoy all three.
          Wish there was something similar in the York Mills wasteland.

          Zee Grill
          641 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

          1568 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G, CA

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            madison65 RE: ejcoooper0 Feb 25, 2012 03:20 PM

            Vero on Bayview is always a good choice, and there's a brand new one called l"Avenue that looks good but haven't tried it.

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              linalool RE: madison65 Feb 26, 2012 03:52 PM

              Vero is (always) garbage. I think Segar is closed. Amaya is all but unrecognizable from what is once was. The thai restos on bayview are all bad, there is Bazaar on mt. pleasant that just opened- but the menu is possibly the worst i have ever seen. simple bistro is right on the money every time. mogette has an uber-confused front of house team that is unconcerned about being the least bit hospitable and unqualified even if they had an interest. penrose fish and chips is great. every single restaurant on that stretch of bayview is simply poor. the best food on 'south bayview' is a montreal smoked meat on poppy seed bagel at the bagel house, IMHO. bigmans, kamasutra, verdi, the two sushi places, highway 61, originals, mcsorleys, fiesta azteca, vero, amaya (ESPECIALLY amaya express), riz and its sister lemongrass...all are bad. maybe chai on the east side of bayview. not too bad at all.

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                sloweater RE: linalool Feb 26, 2012 06:06 PM

                You are right about Segar. It is now l'Avenue bistro (on Bayview, lol). I don't know whether Segar just rebranded or finally sold the restaurant (it had been on the market for some time).

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                  Jean Georges RE: sloweater Mar 26, 2012 05:58 PM

                  Wen to L'Avenue on the weekend. Very traditional French bistro cuisine with limited menu but everything we tried was very good. Warm knowledgeable service. Good wine selection. Will return.

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                    kawarthagirl RE: Jean Georges Mar 27, 2012 10:48 AM

                    Good to know! I walked by to check out the menu and wasn't blown away....

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