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Aug 22, 2011 02:52 PM

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

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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  1. 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

      Yes you are right 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!

      1. re: Deborah

        We enjoyed it and had no service issues.

        1. re: Deborah

          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

      2. 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:
        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

        1. 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

            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