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Best midtown croque monsieur for lunch tomorrow?

elasticwaistband Jan 26, 2012 02:45 PM

This is my son's favourite and I want to take him for lunch. Didier actually has one on his Winterlicious menu (okay - it is a croque madame - with the egg). Any other suggestions?

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  1. ingloriouseater RE: elasticwaistband Jan 26, 2012 02:58 PM

    the best croque madame is at the marriott bloor yorkville at matisse restaurant.....

    1. KhaoSanRoad RE: elasticwaistband Jan 27, 2012 08:33 AM

      my personal fav croque madame is at le cigogne. its a very fresh brioche sliced with layers of ham and cheese and has a perfect balance of sweet & salty....and a fried egg on top. be warned that it is not a heavy custard type but with a nice bechamel instead.

      1. frenchcustard RE: elasticwaistband Jan 27, 2012 08:56 AM

        my vote is for Pain Perdue on St. Clair

        1. prima RE: elasticwaistband Jan 28, 2012 05:06 PM

          Guess I might be too late.
          The version at Simple isn't traditional, but it's tasty.

          There's also an ok version at Steak Frites, but I like Simple's version better.

          Where did you take your son?

          Simple Bistro
          619 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S2M5, CA

          Steak Frites
          3185 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4N, CA

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            barneyvernon RE: prima Jan 28, 2012 07:58 PM

            If you willing to go a little bit north the Trio Restaurant at the Novotel North York (just north of Sheppard on Yonge - direct access from the North York Centre subway stop) has a Croque Madam on their Winterlicious lunch menu. I've eaten there a few times and have always been pleased. Their Summerlicious 2011 menu was lovely so I expect this will be as well.


            1. re: prima
              elasticwaistband RE: prima Jan 29, 2012 07:44 AM

              Was going to head out to Coquine but because of the snow we ended up at a pizza place within walking distance. Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. I am writing them all down for future use.

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