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Dec 22, 2010 01:13 PM

Best for lunch near 401 & Matheson Blvd E./Centennial Park Blvd? Is there anything good?

I though I'd heard about good Chinese dim sum out there but not sure it's close to this part of Mississauga?

I can drive maybe 5 minutes or so to get to lunch (this would be for a week day).

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  1. Blue Sage BBQ at 980 Eglinton Ave East (in plaza on SE corner of Tomken) is casual, clean, and very good if you like real smoked BBQ or, Peter's at 1035 Eglinton Ave E (E of Tomken) good family style diner with a great selection. Both about 3 km away.

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    1. re: PoppiYYZ

      Should have mentioned I prefer seafood and veg selections (BBQs don't usually work for that) but a family diner usually has some of everything. Definitely will take that one under advisement--thanks!

    2. Emerald at Hurontario+Eglinton is dependable for dim sum and about 10 min away. Just be aware it's popular and packed at lunch but usually worth the wait. Cart service and good variety.

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      1. re: Kagemusha

        Probably farther than I wanted to go but maybe once I could try it. Is it likely to be less busy earlier in the week (Mon/Tues) or at 1pm or is selection also less impressive at either of these times?

        1. re: Ediblethoughts

          Frankly, I'd try to get there around 11. More butts in seats=bigger, fresher selection. Primetime is usually around 11:30-1. There's also the Grand at the Double Tree hotel near the airport--might be closer?

          1. re: Kagemusha

            I think the Grand does look to be closer. Is this anotherplace I need to get there at 11am to be seated? (Some Chinese places take reservations--any hope of that?)

            1. re: Ediblethoughts

              Few dim sum places formally take reservations. Show up whenever but after 1pm might be pushing it--most restos put the brakes on service around 1:30, especially if traffic warrants it. Your call.