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Queen St W & Ossingtion recs?

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jjmcq Dec 6, 2011 07:47 AM

My wife and I are coming into town to do a little Christmas shopping at Fred Perrys, near Queen and Ossington. Looking for a lunch recommendation please.

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    JennaBean Dec 6, 2011 08:15 AM

    County General at Queen and Shaw. Great food, fun environment and a nice list of cocktails.

    Delux on Ossington does a nice cuban sandwich for lunch.

    1. iMarilyn Dec 6, 2011 08:19 AM

      Pizzeria Libretto - 3 course lunch prix fixe $15. Neither County General or Libretto take reservations, so if its Saturday, good luck!

      1. justsayn Dec 6, 2011 08:52 AM

        The Swan serves great food! I recommend it over County, by a country mile....

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          JennaBean Dec 6, 2011 09:16 AM

          I was back at the County last night and the chicken two ways was amazing. The pork buns were delicious – buns soft and lovely, pork tender and wonderfully fatty. The pork rib special featured the best ribs I've had in a long time. And the show stopper was the most delish house made jelly donut I've ever had. I've been to the Swan many times and I've never had anything I think about the next day.

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            jamesm Dec 6, 2011 10:12 AM

            Swan isn't terrible, nice vibe there but I'd go to County General first without hesitation.

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              JennaBean Dec 6, 2011 10:55 AM

              I agree. Not bad just not memorable IMO.

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              justsayn Dec 6, 2011 04:49 PM

              It is not fair to compare the County Dinner to the County lunch! Two different animals! The OP is looking for lunch and that is why I prefer The Swan!

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              themiguel Dec 7, 2011 07:53 AM

              County General without a doubt over the swan, which has ok to middling food but a great ceasar.

            4. aser Dec 6, 2011 12:47 PM

              Tien Thanh, my fav pho in the city.

              1. sloweater Dec 6, 2011 01:41 PM

                Oyster Boy!

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                  iMarilyn Dec 7, 2011 08:08 AM

                  Not open for lunch!

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                    JennaBean Dec 7, 2011 08:31 AM

                    They open at 3 p.m. on weekend so if you need a late lunch... :-)

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