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Jun 12, 2012 04:18 PM

Moderately priced restaurant in Yorkville/Bloor/Yonge area?

I have a friend coming in from out of town next Tuesday for dinner and she'll be staying at the Marriott at 90 Bloor Street East. Does anyone have any recommendations for a moderately priced restaurant within walking distance of the hotel? She'll be coming from Alberta, so any kind of food except for steaks would be great.


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  1. Smith on Church Street, Nervosa Trattoria on Yorkville Avenue or Caren's Wine Bar on Cumberland.

    1. I had a nice dinner at Mideastro the other night (Yorkville and Yonge). With my 30% from DiningDateNight, it was a good deal.

      1. We enjoyed our dinner at the Oxley recently. We used to be regulars at Carens but feel its really gone down hill over the past year or so. Now, we go more often the Malena or L'unita, but honestly, it's slim pickin's in this hood.

        1. What about all those Thai and spring roll joints on Yonge, just south of Bloor? I've never tried it, but isn't there a mexican place on Yonge, just north of Bloor on the west side? There's the crepe place on Yorkville on Yonge... also haven't tried, but it always seems busy. There's King Palace on Davenport across from Canadian Tire... Sushi Inn in Yorkville, The Pilot has the best poutine I've ever tried, even though I've only tried it three times. The Bloor Street Diner kinda sucks, but it's got a great patio and vibe if she's alone. Not sure how far "walking distance" is for your friend, but hope this helps.

          1. Rosedale Diner and Globe Earth on Yonge are reasonably priced, and within a 15- 20 minute walk of the Marriott on Bloor. Both take online reservations through Opentable. Pastis is probably closer to a 20 minute walk, also might be worth considering. All 3 offer more bang for the buck than most places in Yorkville. The Terroni + Bar Centrale at Summerhill are also within a 20 minute walk of the Marriott.

            Dynasty serves decent Chinese food in Yorkville. While it's fairly pricey for a Chinese restaurant, it's moderately priced for Yorkville.

            I agree, Caren's has slipped a little.

            Creme is another Yorkville option for bistro/brasserie food. I haven't been yet.