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Great Food & Wine Avenue/St.Clair area

niagarafoodie Mar 13, 2012 04:56 PM

Any recommendations of great food and wine in this area...not familiar with the area! Thanks.

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    Luvtooeat RE: niagarafoodie Mar 13, 2012 06:07 PM


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      millygirl RE: Luvtooeat Mar 13, 2012 06:09 PM


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        magic RE: Luvtooeat Mar 13, 2012 07:08 PM

        Yes, Scaramouche is literally like a block or two south of that intersection, making it the closest restaurant for your needs. Lucky you, it's also arguably one of the best restaurants in the city. An institution. Two sections – the main restaurant and the ‘pasta bar’, which isn’t really a pasta bar just a slightly more casual menu than the main restaurant (and less pricey) but a still brilliant menu.

        FYI that intersection, while a major one, is almost entirely residential. There are not really any businesses there and other than Scaramouche - no restaurants. However if you drive west on St. Clair you will hit Bathurst in 1 minute. Many nice restaurants there. Also, if you drive east on St. Clair, you will hit Yonge in 30 seconds. Many great places there too.

        But go to Scaramouche :)

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          prima RE: magic Mar 15, 2012 10:25 AM

          Love Scaramouche.

          1 Benvenuto Place, Toronto, ON M4V 2L1, CA

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        Arcadiaseeker RE: niagarafoodie Mar 14, 2012 08:49 AM

        Cava at Yonge and St. Clair, about 10-15 minutes east of there.

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          fivesensesreeling RE: niagarafoodie Mar 15, 2012 01:47 PM

          Spuntini is nearby - on Avenue just south of Davenport. Good food, wine, service and atmosphere.

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            stoobiedood RE: niagarafoodie Dec 12, 2012 02:38 PM

            Bistro 561 (in the apt. bldg at 561 Avenue Rd., just north of St. Clair) is a very good little spot (30 seats or so) with an eclectic international menu, good food and good service. Not nearly as expensive as Scaramouche, nor as well known (a neighbourhood secret), although a restaurant has been in that location since the apt. building was built. Try the butter chicken.

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