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Thursday dinner pre show suggestions?

kwfoodiewannabe Jun 28, 2011 02:54 PM

4 Aussies headed to Billy Elliott Thursday night (2 kids - 10 and 8)

Any suggestions for a cheap (or not) and cheerful pre theatre dinner?

nothing too exotic (but being from OZ, Indian is NOT exotic - LOL)

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    torontofoodiegirl Jun 29, 2011 01:44 AM

    There's now a Mercatto (Italian restaurant, which gets generally pretty favourable reviews on this board) in the Eaton's Centre:


    Or, you might consider the 3 Brasseurs on Yonge. It's a chain, but (at least the one time I went there) I found it to be a cut above the average chain (perhaps because it's French?). Having said that, it's not going to be a truly chow-worthy experience so don't go in with expectations that are too high. Don't be put off by the fact that it focuses on beer -- it's totally appropriate for kids, and even has a kids' menu.


    Also, I second the Harlem recco (though I note that I haven't been there for a while, and I seem to recall reading some not-so-favourable reviews on this board in recent times).

    15 Toronto Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2E3, CA

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      bluefirefly Jun 28, 2011 06:48 PM

      Not too exotic or fancy, but many choices to suit each person's taste would be the fairly recently renovated Marche at Brookfield Place. (Yonge @ Wellington.) It's close enough that your group can walk back to the theatre after dinner within 15 minutes. It's semi-buffet style where you walk to various stations and pay for what you choose - prices are a little higher than average but there is a wide selection. Enjoy the show - I thought it was fantastic!

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        miranda Jun 28, 2011 03:34 PM

        Canteen at the corner of King and John could be good Kids will like also not over expensive Miranda

        1. TorontoJo Jun 28, 2011 03:06 PM

          How about Harlem for a mix of Cajun and soul food?


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