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Michelle in T.O. Jul 7, 2011 08:03 PM

I'm new to this area of the city and would like a decent lunch. Is there anything here to try or avoid? Has anyone tried Anthony's? Better choices close by that anyone can recommend? Thanks to all for your help.

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    kingsway Jul 7, 2011 08:55 PM

    Anthony's is probably my last choice at Shops;

    try Joey's, Linda, Glow, Aroma, Fabrica, South Street, the curry bar at McEwan, Starbucks Tuna Melt, Metro salad bar first.....then hit Anthony's....

    Sort of rude, but Anthony's is more of a diner/deli type restaurant.

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      sal_sal Jul 10, 2011 09:03 AM

      Aroma Espresso Bar just opened there.

      Great for sandwiches and salads, and of course coffee

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      Aroma Espresso Bar
      500 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S1Y3, CA

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      Snarf Jul 7, 2011 10:45 PM

      Huge variety of quality and prices. From a point of view of value for money,Fabbrica is pricey for what you might receive, especially in ccontext of the takeout from McEwen which is not a bargain comparatively to other offerings. I love a good pizza, but there is a price point where I feel there should have been more than a gustatory relationship, and slightly miffed that I didn't get a call the next day.

      Glow is incandescent bordering on nefarious. Joey's provides mostly decent results with good service, though they are successfully achieving better standards at higher prices for lower market chain food.

      Best of the not so complex is Linda, with reasonable lunch specials, very good spicing, and the best service.

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        prima Jul 8, 2011 06:16 AM

        Second Linda. I like the soups, Thai Islamic Noodles and Beef Panang at Linda.

      2. danionavenue Jul 8, 2011 04:55 AM

        I have eaten at Joey's, Glow, and Memoirs of Japan. I like Memoirs of Japan the most if you have time. They cook in front of you. It is a Japanese steak house. The prices are a lot less then Bennihannas. Joey's is busy. Make a reservation. Glow was o.k. and the most pretty of the 3. Glow also had the best desserts.

        1. syoung Jul 10, 2011 07:57 PM

          I find all the restaurants at SODM to be bad QPR. Fabbrica and Joey are simply overpriced for what you get, both however are still better than Glow. The last time I went (last winter) to Linda it was very bad, they got nothing right and the food quality was very poor even by Salad King standards. Very disappointing. I'd sooner drive 15 min west towards Leaside or Mt. Pleeasant south of Eglinton for more choices and better food for your hard earned dollar.

          1. Full tummy Jul 10, 2011 08:13 PM

            I would sooner head to the plaza at Don Mills & York Mills and get a slice of pizza from Pizzaiolo. Or, go to Olde York Fish & Chips on Laird. High Street Fish & Chips is also relatively close.

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            High Street
            55 Underhill Dr, Toronto, ON M3A2J8, CA

            York Fish & Chips
            10909 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, ON L4C3E3, CA

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              Michelle in T.O. Jul 11, 2011 01:24 PM

              Thank you again for your help. Which do you feel has the best fish & chips of the two choices. High Street or Old Yorke? Which is the closest to The Shops at Don Mills? Thanks once more. Is there any other "hidden jewels" i should know about?

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              High Street
              55 Underhill Dr, Toronto, ON M3A2J8, CA

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              1. re: Michelle in T.O.
                jlunar Jul 11, 2011 01:37 PM

                High Street is closer than Olde York. High Street also has my favourite cold pork pie - the Melton Mowbray!

                I've just added Old Yorke to the map up top, so you can determine how far you'd want to go.

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                Olde Yorke
                96 Laird Dr, Toronto, ON M4G3V3, CA

                High Street
                55 Underhill Dr, Toronto, ON M3A2J8, CA

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