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Protein Heavy Resto for No Carb Guest

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nuts4food Aug 2, 2011 06:25 AM

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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    nuts4food Aug 2, 2011 09:33 AM

    Thanks for all the input so far, very helpful!

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    1. re: nuts4food
      justsayn Aug 2, 2011 10:31 AM

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

    2. prima Aug 2, 2011 08:04 AM

      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.

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      Globe
      124 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON M4K1N1, CA

      Starfish
      100 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON M5C1K9, CA

      Mistura
      265 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M5R1J9, CA

      Scaramouche
      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

      Earth
      1055 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W, CA

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

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        dubchild Aug 2, 2011 07:10 AM

        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.

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

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          Benniep Aug 2, 2011 07:15 AM

          doh, of course-Barque works quite quite well

          Another idea would be Beast

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            piccola Aug 2, 2011 06:31 PM

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

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            Benniep Aug 2, 2011 06:50 AM

            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.

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

            1. danionavenue Aug 2, 2011 06:32 AM

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

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                Benniep Aug 2, 2011 06:52 AM

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

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