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High-end-ish restaurants near the airport... ?

justxpete May 4, 2012 01:28 PM

are there any? A friend asked me for a recommendation, but there aren't any that I'm aware of. What about within a 15 minute radius?

A remember there being a steakhouse nearby, way back when.. but I don't remember what it was good, nor if it was good, nor if it's still open...

/edit - Found it. Zorro's. Haven't been there in probably 10 years. Anyone know if it's any good?

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    childofthestorm RE: justxpete May 4, 2012 03:16 PM

    Via Allegro is a not too far?

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      Miss Cassandra RE: justxpete May 4, 2012 06:53 PM

      I went to Zorro's about 5 years ago for a business lunch. It was meh in my opinion.

      Close to the airport there is a Keg restaurant on Dixon Road. Also on Dixon is a high-end Chinese restaurant called "Grand Chinese Cuisine" inside the Double Tree hotel. Other than that it's mainly mid-priced chain restaurants surrounding the airport.

      If you're willing to travel the distance to Via Allegro (just ate there last weekend...delicious!) there is also La Castile Steak House & Tavern on Dundas. It's like a huge medieval church/castle on the inside which makes for good table conversation.

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        Nevy RE: Miss Cassandra May 26, 2012 04:35 AM

        I second the Grand. I really like this place for friends who have only a few hours stop over in Toronto. It's conveniently close to the airport and the food is consistently good. I really like some of their dim sum. My favourites are scallops and king mushrooms in rice noodle roll, scallop dumpling with pork, chinese chives, and shrimp, pan fried turnip cake, thousand layer pastry, and pretty much all the sweet dim sum. For dishes, I like their spicy pan seared shrimp with mushrooms and pumpkin, any of their chicken or duck, and deep fried tofu with spicy minced pork.

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        aliangwb RE: justxpete May 6, 2012 04:21 PM

        Topiary's Steak & Seafood on Derry east of Airport Road.

        1. duckdown RE: justxpete May 21, 2012 11:06 PM

          If you go to Zorros make sure you get the table side Caesar salad. Zorros and Aristotles in Mississauga have the best Caesar salad in the city to my knowledge

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            mexivilla RE: justxpete May 23, 2012 05:04 AM

            Closest is Zachary's at the Bristol Place. La Castille and Topiary both excellent. Went to Zorro's last year. It was pretty bad.

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              superangela RE: justxpete May 25, 2012 06:30 PM

              One of the best Japanese restaurants I've ever eaten ate is in the Doubletree Hotel where the Grand Chinese restaurant is. Ginko is owned and operated by Japanese people, and the sushi is amongst the best I've ever had. They also have teppanyaki, but I've never eaten at the tables. Pricier, but well worth it!

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                1needf00d RE: justxpete May 26, 2012 03:56 AM

                There's a Ruth Chris Steakhouse within a 15 minute drive.

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                  DDD RE: 1needf00d May 26, 2012 05:51 AM

                  Kumai sushi is pretty close.

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                    Nevy RE: DDD May 26, 2012 12:44 PM

                    Though Kumai has some of the better quality and choices of fish in the GTA west, the environment and service is not high end at all. With the prices, you'd think it's high end though! It's possibly the most expensive sushi in the west end with the smallest servings. I sadly paid $25 for 10 pieces of sashimi (3 pieces of small normal salmon, 3 tiny pieces of normal tuna,2 pieces of octopus, and 2 small pieces of yellowtail)

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