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leanpig May 29, 2011 12:53 PM

We are taking my daughter (13) to see Glee on 6/12. We will be staying at the Delta Chelsea. Can someone recommend a good restaurant somewhere in the vacinity as we will be flying in that day and won't have time to explore before the show.

I would like a good seafood restaurant or steakhouse. I don't want to eat to adventerous on our first outing.

Your help is appreciated.

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Air Canada Centre
40 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5J2X2, CA

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  1. ingloriouseater May 29, 2011 02:59 PM

    barbarian's on elm right outside your hotel

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      LearningHow May 29, 2011 06:13 PM

      Adega is a nice, moderately priced portuguese seafood restaurant, also right across the street from the Delta Chelsea.
      The grilled squid is amazing -- I've never been disappointed by a meal there.

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      Adega
      33 Elm Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1H1, CA

      1. danionavenue May 29, 2011 07:44 PM

        The Keg Mansion is gorgeous, historic and the steaks are great plus priced right. Quick cab ride for sure.

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        Keg Mansion
        515 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON M4Y2H7, CA

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        1. re: danionavenue
          leanpig Jul 9, 2011 07:15 PM

          We ended up eating at Donatello's. I wanted to do Adega after reviewing the menu but my daughter (teenager) didn't like that idea.

          We had a great meal at Donatello's.

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          Adega
          33 Elm Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1H1, CA

          Donatello Restaurant
          37 Elm Street, Toronto, ON , CA

          1. re: leanpig
            iMarilyn Jul 10, 2011 03:47 AM

            You'll notice there isn't one review pro or con about Donatello - which has been in business for years - on this board. Why? Only tourists go there.

            1. re: iMarilyn
              T Long Jul 10, 2011 07:13 AM

              A restaurant not being reviewed is not that unusual. It would be revealing to know the percentage of "ignored" places....I'm thinking that the percentage would be quite high. And given that any review over say 18 months is probably unreliable, the number of meaningful (un-stale) reviews here is relatively limited.

              1. re: iMarilyn
                leanpig Jul 10, 2011 04:19 PM

                Well it was okay, but not memorable. I was trying to remember what I had and cannot. It wasn't bad at all. It just wasn't something I remember.

                1. re: leanpig
                  Chocaholic Jul 4, 2012 08:52 PM

                  I just went there.... and we had the,
                  CAPRESE SALAD -Fresh garden tomatoes, with fresh bocconcini cheese, olive oil, & fresh basil -- the tomatoes were nice and sweet, dressing was just right!
                  FETTUCCINE ALLA PANNA - Fresh noodles with diced mushrooms in light cream sauce -- sauce was nice and light ... and fresh pasta noodles was fantastic!
                  ZUPPA DI PESCE - Sauted shrimps, scallops, calamari, mussels, clams in tomato sauce on a bed of fettuccine noodles -- the calamari was nice and tender and the tomato sauce was fantastic!

                  for dessert: raspberry and lemon sherbert.

                  Even the bread was nice and tasty! Only restaurant that served bread at the table that I've gone to lately. -- Did they stop serving bread at restaurants these days?

                  Go back soon again!

                  All very good, I'm not a tourist I live in Toronto, and I'd go back!

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