suggestions for wednesday after work - party of 15 very close to a subway
I'm trying to organize an after-work meal..people are coming from midtown/downtown/queen west. We need to be very close to a subway (like within a block or so) also need at least some gluten free options. I suspect Indian would not be a popular choice..thai or vietnamese might be ok. I imagine most people will want to keep the meal on the cheaper side - like 20-30.00 per person. The food should be tasty, but does not have to be particularly inventive or "chowish"..this is a hard group to satisfy and I am drawing a big fat blank right now! Your suggestions please! Thank you1
Second the peppermint pate's suggestions of Tabule & KSR.
I find Greek or midrange Italian usually works with groups that might include some inadventurous eaters. 7 Numbers (haven't been for a while-mentioning it because it's close to Chester station) and several Greek restaurants (Mezes, Ouzeri, etc) are a block or 2 from Chester station, and Terroni on Adelaide is close to King Station.
Grano, which is a few blocks from either Eglinton or Davisville Station, is a good, reasonably priced Italian option that works well with groups. The gluten-free people could easily make a meal out of the antipasti that are offered, but they also offer several gluten-free secondi options. ;-)
Check out Googs' 2010 Dine and Dash for other ideas that are close to subway stations:
500A Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON M4K 1P6, CA
If you go to Mezes, I'd recommend sticking with the mezes ;-) Like their mezes (tyrokefteri, fried zucchini, green beans with dill, gigantes, also possible to order a stick of pork/lamb/chicken souvlaki a la carte) better than their mains. Decent fried/grilled kalamari, would avoid the grilled octopus. I order maroulosalata (romaine with dill and spring onions) until tomato season starts midsummer.
456 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P4, CA
I'm sure there are others but the two that pop into my head now are Tabule and Khao San Road. Tabule is Middle Eastern cuisine on Yonge, near Davisville (a block of two north of that station). Tasty food, casual, friendly, lots of gluten free options, fits your price point and a short walk from the subway. For delicious Thai food in a friendly setting, Khao San Road on Adelaide, near Peter, is a great option - again, it hits all your criteria with the tiny exception that the walk from the subway is probably 3 blocks. I think either of these would be good choices.
2009 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4S 1Z8, CA
Khao San Road
326 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1P7, CA