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Small Plates Restaurants in area of Victoria and King Edward Sts.

Deborah Aug 22, 2011 02:52 PM

Staying in this vicinity of Toronto. Love sharing small plates. Are there any good small plates restaurants within walking distance or a short cab ride? Thanks so much.

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    Cat123 Aug 23, 2011 02:20 PM

    For italian antipasti plates you could try Osteria Ciceri e Tria. It is part of the Terroni group of restaurants and/but gets mixed reviews. You may want to look for some up to date opinions and it wouldn't be a good option at all of you are picky as they are not at all flexible with the menu.


    106 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5C, CA

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    1. re: Cat123
      bytepusher Aug 24, 2011 04:03 PM

      I like Osteria, it's our go to place for before theatre at the Elgin but the menu can be a little tough to wrap your head around, they do serve small plates but it's not really intended to be a tapas style shared plates thing and they do try to stick to the formal Italian menu order of antipasto/primi/secondi/dolce

      I think the wine bar next door that shares the same kitchen may be more set up for a plate sharing approach.

      106 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5C, CA

    2. prima Aug 23, 2011 12:52 PM

      Kultura is also serves small plates. Not sure how the food has been lately. Haven't been to Kultura since the change in ownership. Roger Mooking is no longer involved.


      Has anyone dined at Kultura in the last couple months?

      Beer Bistro offers 10 share plates: http://www.beerbistro.com/index.php/m...
      I usually find the food at Beerbistro to be ok, but I haven't dined there for 3+years.

      The Wine Bar also offers share plates, and is within a 10 minute walk of the King Eddy.

      Beer Bistro
      18 King St. E, Toronto, ON M5C 1C4, CA

      169 King St. E., Toronto, ON M5A 1J4, CA

      Wine Bar
      9 Church St., Toronto, ON M5E 1M2, CA

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        bytepusher Aug 22, 2011 03:31 PM

        I presume you actually mean Victoria and King Street (near the King Edward Hotel), There is no King Edward Street and I somehow don't think you mean King Edward Avenue (a little residential street nowhere near Victoria)

        Origin is very close, a block or so

        King Edward Hotel
        37 King St E, Toronto, ON M5C, CA

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        1. re: bytepusher
          Deborah Aug 22, 2011 05:29 PM

          Yes you are right bytepusher...my mistake! Have been reading about Origin on different sites and their reviews are mixed. While the food sounds like fun, the service has been questioned. Thanks though for your suggestion. I am tempted!

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            bytepusher Aug 22, 2011 08:23 PM

            We enjoyed it and had no service issues.

            1. re: Deborah
              JennaBean Aug 23, 2011 12:45 PM

              It is a divided resto for sure. I'm not a fan, but many people I trust enjoy it. It is the closest small plates place to your hotel and they have a lovely patio.

              If you're willing to make a bit of a trek (10 mins taxi ride) I'd suggest Torito. It is a great little tapas place.

              276 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2L9, CA

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