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Aug 2, 2011 06:25 AM

Protein Heavy Resto for No Carb Guest

My parents are coming for a 5 day visit and my dad is on a no carb diet. I am trying to accomodate a non-foodie who hates to eat at home with 4 good restaurants that the rest of us who like more balanced meals will enjoy as well. My folks are approaching 70 and would probably prefer something not too loud.

I have reserved Malena for Friday night and Jacobs for Saturday. Need to fill Sunday and Monday. Recs please. South of Lawrence, say between Dufferin and Leslie. Price point really not an issue.

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  1. I would think a steak house or a Brazilian steak house would be optimal.
    Have a nice visit!

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    1. re: danionavenue

      Also The One that Got Away for fish (lots of non - deep fried options) on King at Portland could work.

    2. How about Tabule on young for middle eastern? They have lots of no carb/grain options.
      The Brazilian all you can eat meat place on Eglinton could work (Copacabana) although can be a little crazy on weekends.

      Kabob places tent to work well for these kinds of meals-Banu on Queen, Sheherzade (above Pomegranate Resto on College) are good options.
      Lots of Portuguese places can work well for these diets as well.

      Also for snacks, etc...there is a little cafe in the front of the gym i go too (Academy of Lions Crossfit on Dundas just west of Ossington) that serves 100% grain/dairy/sugar free treats.

      2009 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4S 1Z8, CA

      1. A couple more ideas; it would be easy to have a no carb dinner at Cava, Origin would also work but it is a little louder, and I imagine most BBQ places, like Barque, would also work.

        1560 Yonge St., Toronto, ON M4T 2S9, CA

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        1. re: dubchild

          doh, of course-Barque works quite quite well

          Another idea would be Beast

          1. re: dubchild

            I dunno about Barque -- weren't people complaining that the sauce on the meat is too sweet?

          2. Globe Earth offers some protein-heavy mains, with several optional sides available a la carte, and is open Sunday and Monday. Globe Bistro is also open Sunday and Monday, but the mains seem a little less protein-heavy than those offered at Earth.

            You might also want to consider Starfish, which is open Sunday and Monday.

            My 70something guests have liked Nota Bene, which is open Mondays, but closed on Sundays. Most mains are protein-heavy, and vegetables and carbs are available on the side for those who want them.

            Scaramouche is also open Mondays, on the quiet side, and most mains are protein-heavy and relatively low carb.

            I'd recommend the secondi at various upscale Italian restaurants such as Carisma or Mistura (both closed Sundays, but open Mondays), for someone looking for a protein-heavy meal.

            Most of the Greek restaurants on the Danforth are open Sun and Mon. Most Greek restaurants offer souvlaki, grilled calamari and other meat/poultry/seafood dishes a la carte or as mezes, which might work for your low carb Dad.

            124 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON M4K1N1, CA

            100 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON M5C1K9, CA

            265 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M5R1J9, CA

            1 Benvenuto Place, Toronto, ON M4V 2L1, CA

            Zee Grill
            641 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

            Nota Bene
            180 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A1, CA

            1055 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W, CA

            Carisma Restaurant
            73 King St E, Toronto, ON M5C 2V8, CA

            1. Thanks for all the input so far, very helpful!

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              1. re: nuts4food

                The Brazilian all you can eat meat place on Eglinton (Copacabana) is my vote 100%