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Not too expensive restaurant with great service downtown Toronto?

phillr Feb 4, 2011 06:43 AM


I'm in the Yonge/Bloor area. Looking for a restaurant nearby, or subway accessible, or not too long to travel to (~20 minutes tops by transit?).

A few of us are going out for dinner. It's a friend's birthday, so we'd like somewhere with decent/good food, maybe app + main + dessert to be around $40ish? (not including alcohol)

In particular we'd want our birthday friend's dessert plate just to have a "Happy Birthday" message written in icing on it. Don't want anything flashy like candles or singing, we're simple folk!

While I think alot of restaurants would be accomodating, i'm moreso worried about whether they'd give the plate to the right person in the end (can easily provide a physical description).

Any suggestions?


  1. Brain of J Feb 4, 2011 10:36 AM


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    1. re: Brain of J
      JennaBean Feb 4, 2011 12:36 PM

      Good choice. You may also want to try Caren's Wine Bar.

      1. re: JennaBean
        WestIslandian Feb 4, 2011 06:54 PM

        PS. I forgot we also had the endive salad with blue cheese and it was great too!

    2. w
      WestIslandian Feb 4, 2011 06:52 PM

      If you appreciate French cuisine, ignore the kitsch factor of the website and to to Le Select Bistro! We went in November and the food was to die for! It's not too pricey since you can eat off the prix fixe menu. The ambiance is warm and the service is attentive.

      We had the beef tartare, duck confit, and 2 steaks. We all had the creme brulee for dessert and did NOT regret! We all shared and everything was so good!


      Le Select
      432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V1E3, CA

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