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King & Queen West West....help me pick

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katbri May 19, 2011 01:50 PM

It's been awhile since I have been in the area and need please choosing a restaurant.

Only criteria is great food and under $100 pp (wine, tax, tip).

Not further west then Shaw.

  1. justsayn May 21, 2011 06:00 AM

    There are quite a few choices. Do you have any preferences as to what type of food you prefer or wish to avoid. What type of ambience and crowd? Also how important is the wine menu?

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      katbri Jun 2, 2011 05:27 AM

      Wine menu not so important. As for food only criteria is there has to be vegetarian choices. It's going to be an early dinner (6 pm), would like a relax yet hip ambience/crowd.
      Stating all that food must be very good.

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      JennaBean May 20, 2011 07:46 AM

      I've had two good meals at Parkette.

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      Parkette
      874 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G3, CA

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        childofthestorm May 19, 2011 07:32 PM

        Buca.

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          wherejessate May 19, 2011 07:41 PM

          I second buca! I went there again a few weeks ago, and it was such a perfect meal, from start to finish. They cure their own meats, so I'd recommend getting one of their meat platters (I believe it's 3 types for $18 or 5 for $25). Another appetizer I always have to order is their eggplant parmesan. It's such an elegant and delicious dish. The eggplant slices are perfectly crisp, sandwiching a creamy burrata cheese. Delish! Another go-to dish of mine is the bigoli - duck egg noodles with a duck ragu.

          Some things to keep in mind about Buca though:
          - small portions
          - no complimentary bread, so if you order a meat platter, you might want to order bread (although I haven't had them myself, I've heard their garlic bread knots are really good!)

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          Buca
          604 King St. West, Toronto, ON M5V 1M6, CA

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