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Need good restaurant rec downtown/Queen W for special diet.

YYZSolly Apr 1, 2011 01:48 PM

Hi, ChowFriends.

Business colleague coming in this week and he's on a "no bread, no pasta, no sugar" diet. SOunds like "no fun" to me and GF :)

We thought of Ame (which we love) but they're closed Tuesday night for a party.

Lee really turned me off last time.

Ideas?

Thanks!

YYZSolly

  1. prima Apr 4, 2011 07:07 AM

    Starfish, since it sounds like grilled fish, lobster or mussels might work with that diet.

    Rodney's By Bay also has several dishes that will work for people avoiding sugar and bread, such as oysters, grilled calamari, seared scallops, mussels and seared tuna. For people who like their bread, the bread at Rodney's is delicious. http://www.rodneysbybay.com/Dinner.aspx

    Second 93 Harbord.

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    Starfish
    100 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON M5C1K9, CA

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

    1. pinstripeprincess Apr 4, 2011 07:00 AM

      might seem counterintuitive to suggest italian, but when i go to buca i'm pretty much eating low or non-carb dishes there because i'm less interested in their flatbread style pizzas and pastas. adore their salads, carpaccio, small plates/sides and protein laden mains. it's a very interesting and delicious meal with lots of options still.

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        azwix Apr 4, 2011 05:45 AM

        I eat like this all the time. You can go anywhere. They will just order some kind of protein dish with vegetables and skip the rice or starch served on the side. It's no big deal.

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          fickle Apr 3, 2011 12:54 PM

          Pomegranate or 93 Harbord?
          http://www.pomegranaterestaurant.ca/pomegranate/index.html
          http://www.93harbord.com/

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          93 Harbord
          93 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1G4, CA

          1. JackHinds Apr 1, 2011 04:16 PM

            If your friend likes fish and you're willing to head a little further north, Sushi Inn has a FANTASTIC "Salmon Salad" roll. It's sort of a California Roll...but with the rice and Nori replaced with sashimi salmon. It's been done before but their version is religious. They've also got a cucumber-esque roll (can't remember the name) that is your standard sushi roll with the rice and Nori replaced with thinly sliced cucumber. Really good and mesmerizing to watch them make. Both really good options if you're low-carbing.

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            Sushi Inn
            120 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M5R1A6, CA

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              Benniep Apr 1, 2011 01:51 PM

              As someone who has (and mostly still does) eat in a similar way the best recommendation on queen west i can give is Banu, the persian vodka bar at Queen and Manning.

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              Banu
              777 Queen St West, Toronto, ON M6J 1G1, CA

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