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Moderate priced ($12-25 for dinner) near Massey Hall -Yonge and Shuter?

gerstly1 Mar 4, 2011 03:20 AM

Any tips on places that are good with fairly fast service? Thanks

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    Gary RE: gerstly1 Mar 4, 2011 03:46 AM

    Your best bet is probably the Senator on Victoria just south of Dundas.

    249 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B1T8, CA

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      Googs RE: Gary Mar 4, 2011 06:28 AM

      Oh good god, The Senator is so overpriced even if you come in on budget you feel ripped off. Same goes for Osteria with bonus mediocrity.

      I'll second Rodney's By Bay. Good service, good food, prices commensurate with the quality delivered.

      Rodney's By Bay
      56 Temperance Street, Toronto, ON M5H 3V5, CA

    2. jlunar RE: gerstly1 Mar 4, 2011 04:36 AM

      There's also Paramount on Yonge, just south of Dundas Square. But I haven't eaten there, so I don't know quite what it's like, but it should fall into that price-range. Lebanese/shwarma type stuff, I think.

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        Gary RE: jlunar Mar 4, 2011 05:09 AM

        In my one visit to Paramount the service was excruciatingly slow and the food very salty. Definitely would not have wanted to be there if I was in any sort of hurry. Maybe it's improved over the past few months, I don't know.

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          fickle RE: Gary Mar 4, 2011 06:52 AM

          I was there a few months ago. The service was fine. The food is still salty.

      2. prima RE: gerstly1 Mar 4, 2011 04:51 AM

        check out this similar request in an earlier thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/747731

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          pinstripeprincess RE: prima Mar 4, 2011 05:13 AM

          if rodney's by the bay (in thread posted) works in terms of proximity, then let me promote the gabardine at bay/temperance and if the sandwich/burger menu interests you then it is definitely well within your price range. i've been in and out of there in 45 minutes, just tell them in advance. the food service is a bit faster than the FOH service.

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          breezey RE: gerstly1 Mar 4, 2011 05:08 AM

          Contrary to the earlier thread that prima posted, we have only had great experiences at Osteria.......
          Tends to be our go-to place before Massey Hall. Food and service have always been great. Having said that, you need to go early and let them know you have tickets so they will hasten the service.

          106 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5C, CA

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            Herb RE: breezey Mar 4, 2011 05:12 AM

            You're not going to do dinner at Osteria for $15 to $25.

            106 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5C, CA

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              bytepusher RE: breezey Mar 4, 2011 08:33 AM

              The hate on for Osteria all comes form one poster who needs to get over themselves. That said it does not fit into the requested budget in this case.

              106 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5C, CA

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                Googs RE: bytepusher May 15, 2011 11:46 AM

                The hate for Osteria comes from more than just one person. You need to improve your reading skills.

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              JennaBean RE: gerstly1 Mar 4, 2011 07:26 AM

              Queen and Beaver on Elm would fit the bill.

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