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Need help picking restaurant in Financial District.

katbri Oct 26, 2011 12:01 PM

I need to come up with a lunch recommendation for a fun, different, funky restaurant in the financial district for an out of town guests. No sushi, no budget, no Earl’s, South of Temperance or Real Sports Bar, nothing stuffy either.

South of Temperance
20 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H, CA

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  1. TorontoJo RE: katbri Oct 26, 2011 12:05 PM

    The Gabardine?

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      JennaBean RE: TorontoJo Oct 26, 2011 12:10 PM

      No reso's at lunch I believe...

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        katbri RE: JennaBean Oct 26, 2011 12:22 PM

        That's right no reso's at lunch, don't want to have to wait.

        Good idea though!

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          JennaBean RE: katbri Oct 26, 2011 12:29 PM

          Slighty more upscale but not what I would call stuffy, you might want to consider Vertical.

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          ingloriouseater RE: JennaBean Nov 2, 2011 03:31 AM

          lots of tables at 11:30 when lunch starts...none at noon....so go early!

      2. CocoaChanel RE: katbri Oct 26, 2011 05:37 PM

        Rodney's On Bay (Temperance St)

        Le Pappillion?


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          farmgirl1836 RE: katbri Oct 26, 2011 06:30 PM

          Went to Modus for lunch today and it was absolutely delicious. It's on the main floor of 145 King Street West, at York. Not stuffy, but definitely not a sports bar! They definitely do take reservations. We were three people and had three different appetizers and three different entrees. Everyone enjoyed!

          1. iMarilyn RE: katbri Nov 2, 2011 04:23 AM


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              Wil RE: katbri Nov 2, 2011 05:38 AM

              How about Swish by Han?


              Swish by Han
              38 Wellington St E, Toronto, ON , CA

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                graydyn RE: Wil Nov 2, 2011 07:02 AM

                Hey, I've never heard of that one. The menu looks pretty exciting. Got any details for us?

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                  Wil RE: graydyn Nov 2, 2011 08:39 AM

                  I'm not really good at reviewing places other than good/not good :) I think Swish is good, but great considering the area. Something that is more ethnic and fresh is rare in the Financial dsitrict, so we head there whenever we can. Usually just Saam sets, haven't tried much else of the menu, but everything is usually delicious.

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                Arcadiaseeker RE: katbri Nov 2, 2011 06:39 AM

                Mercatto on Toronto Street?

                15 Toronto Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2E3, CA

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