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brunch/lunch near canon theatre

mrsleny Dec 28, 2010 07:06 PM

We are attending a matinee of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum on Sun Jan 2. Are there any decent places to have brunch/lunch nearby? I was thinking of the Senator. All suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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    Nella Kay Dec 30, 2010 06:43 AM

    I'll second the Queen and Beaver recommendation. Original brunch menu, great service, and it's about 5-7 mins walking distance from the Canon.

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      mrsleny Jan 2, 2011 08:51 PM

      Thanks to everyone for the great suggestions. Unfortunately we were running late so we ended up at the Senator. I enjoyed the huevos rancheros and mr leny liked his melted ham & cheese sandwich very much. Prices are a bit high but the servings were quite generous and the service was great. The bonus was the decor - I am a sucker for wood booths. Booths of any kind really. I find them really cozy and romantic.

    2. Herb Dec 30, 2010 04:40 AM

      You'll spend the same amount of $$ at Queen & Beaver and have a much nicer meal.

      Queen & Beaver
      35 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G, CA

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        kwass Dec 30, 2010 06:05 AM

        Thanks Herb...I have been wanting to try FOTES...but now you've saved me a trip

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          JennaBean Dec 30, 2010 06:28 AM

          I like FOTES. I've always had what I consider good value for money food. Nothing special but better than many places of the space price point. I've been probably a dozen times over the years.

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            Herb Dec 30, 2010 06:29 AM

            Hey, some people like being raced through not very good Eggs Benedict while crammed into a corner.

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              JennaBean Dec 30, 2010 06:31 AM

              I've never had that experience. Never rushed, never sat in a cramped corner. Food is ok but nothing in that hood is better than ok imo.

              I'm a fan of the Queen and Beaver and you'll see I've recommended then a lot in the past but I think FOTES is a good value for money. Unlike places such as Fran's, Bloor Street Diner, etc.

              Bloor Street Diner
              55 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M4W1A5, CA

        2. kwass Dec 29, 2010 01:01 PM

          Sorry, just me again...I haven't been there myself yet, but If you don't mind about a 15 minute walk, I hear that Fire on the East Side is really good!!

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            Herb Dec 30, 2010 04:39 AM

            I've been to FOTES for brunch. I'd never go back. Crowded, rushed service, ordinary food.

          2. kwass Dec 29, 2010 12:52 PM

            And come to think of it, I think that Harlem serves brunch and it is in walking distance from the Canon

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            1. re: kwass
              mrsleny Dec 29, 2010 09:20 PM

              Thanks for the suggestion. It looks great.

            2. kwass Dec 29, 2010 12:51 PM

              The only place that i know close to the Canon is the Senator, but their food is sub-par

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