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Mar 20, 2011 02:03 PM

Best restaurant's in Toronto downtwn

Can anyone give this limey information on the best restaurants in downtown Toronto.
I will be staying in the Sheraton centre hotel on Queen street west.
I would like information on the best places close by for breakfast.and the best places with in a short walk for dinner.Also,places for lunch,in and around the usual tourist area (ie CN tower)
I am open to any type of food,as long as it is reasonably priced.
Could you also give me an idea of what I should expect to pay for a bottle of house wine.
So go on give me your top 10 restaurants.
Cheers !

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  1. Nota Bene - solid food
    Beer Bistro - more casual; good selection of beer; great pulled pork sandwich as well as mussels
    Queen Mother Cafe - casual
    O&B Cafe (Oliver & Bonaccini - Yonge & Front Sts)
    Oysters/seafood - Rodney's by Bay (Temperance St)
    Sushi - Fune, Yuzu, Nami are all good

    All of the above are within walking distance (Terroni and Nami being furthest) and good for eiher lunch or dinner.

    Can't help with breakfast :(

    I am sure all of the above have websites you can check out the menus on

    Please do not eat at Earl's

    Beer Bistro
    18 King St. E, Toronto, ON M5C 1C4, CA

    Queen Mother
    206 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V1Z2, CA

    55 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON M5C1K6, CA

    Nota Bene
    180 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A1, CA

    100 Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5H3G2, CA

    236 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H1W7, CA

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    1. re: CocoaChanel

      Origin - just incredible. The tuna roll is one of the best things I've eaten, ever. While some may argue, I believe this is well priced food because the quality is so high.

      Queen Margherita Pizza for . . . yup, you guessed it, pizza. We used to think Terroni ruled but this wonderful spot just stole the crown. You'll need to grab a taxi but it's well worth the investment.

      I concur w Beer Bistro if you are a beer lover and, if you're hungry too, try the pulled pork sandwich which is an award winner.

      Petite Thuet for breakfast. Its at King & Yonge. Best croissants we've had outside of Paris. Excellent coffee. Fabulous.

      Epic at the Royal York Hotel (Bay & Front) has a wonderful prix fixe lunch menu from an award winning chef and it is tremendous value for the investment. The only issue I have there is the service can be SLOW.

      If you're going to the CN Tower, you might want to check out the Ballroom for a fun, casual yet quality menu. Tawfik Shehata is the chef/owner and he previously was the head chef at the amazing Vertical restaurant in the financial district.

      The St. Lawrence Market is a world-class farmer's market that was deservedly acknowledged as one of the top 10 markets in the world by Food & Wine Magazine. You should stroll over there for a traditional Canadian breakfast of Back Bacon on a Bun. Street Level vendor. Anyone can point you there.

      Beer Bistro
      18 King St. E, Toronto, ON M5C 1C4, CA

      St. Lawrence Market
      92 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

      Petite Thuet
      1 King St W, Toronto, ON M5J, CA

      Queen Margherita Pizza
      1402 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L, CA

    2. This thread should answer your question fairly fully...

      Oh, and house wine: $25 - 35 per bottle

      1. thanks for the recommendations guy's!
        and thanks for the link AzulH,it's a great help.