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montreal traveller Jan 7, 2011 08:32 AM

Hello All-
Making our annual trip for a trade show near pearson-the food selection is quite dismal-anything new in the area(within 10-15 mins drive)
We usually hit Via Allegro, Ginko and usually one of the chains such as Keg or Canyon Creek-

Via Allegro
1750 The Queensway, Toronto, ON M9C5H5, CA

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    montreal traveller Jan 10, 2011 11:09 AM

    That bad eh??

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      childofthestorm Jan 10, 2011 11:40 AM

      Ha, kind of. Given how far you're willing to drive, you could search the board under "Etobicoke" and "Mississauga" and see all the various discussions that have cropped up about those areas surrounding the airport. As far as right near the airport, The Grand at the Doubletree Hotel serves very good dim sum that many of us drive out there for, and Zet's is a good 24-hour diner but certainly not a destination spot.

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      1. re: childofthestorm
        montreal traveller Jan 11, 2011 06:19 AM

        Thanks-haven tried The Grand, so that's one new place at least!

        1. re: montreal traveller
          1sweetpea Jan 11, 2011 06:43 AM

          If you're willing to go as far as Via Allegro and don't mind spending some $$$, consider making a reservation in advance at Sushi Kaji for an omakase Japanese dinner of cooked items and sushi/sashimi.

          Another option is to head along Albion Road west of Islington and try out some South Indian dosas at Madras Dosa Hut.

          Via Allegro
          1750 The Queensway, Toronto, ON M9C5H5, CA

          Madras Dosa Hut
          1123 Albion Rd, Toronto, ON M9V1A9, CA

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        Junika Jan 11, 2011 06:40 AM

        We just learned about this place FIAMMA RISTORANTE 5555 Eglinton . Phone 416-662-2000 close to Renforth. An Italian friend of ours says the food is good we haven"t been but are hoping to go soon

        1. PoppiYYZ Jan 11, 2011 09:39 AM

          How about a real old school steakhouse ? Topiary's at 3215 Derry Rd E is a find and just around the corner. It's expensive but they have great steaks, an amazing Ceasar salad, and professional service. The lunch menu has smaller portions and corresponding lower prices, but same quality.

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