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scottl Oct 15, 2012 09:24 AM

Going to a show on Friday. Any reccs on a mid price point place for dins before?
Thank you.

  1. Googs Oct 15, 2012 09:42 AM

    The closest place, but only open until 8:00pm is Chew Chew's Diner. Absolutely the worst website ever, so I'll add a 2nd link.
    http://chewchewsdiner.com/
    http://www.blogto.com/restaurants/che...

    If you're willing to head over to Carlton & Parliament, your selection increases.

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    1. re: Googs
      dlw88 Oct 15, 2012 01:06 PM

      Googs - I can't believe you didn't say it!

      Omi is usually my go-to for dinner before a show at the Pheonix...just make sure it's not the early weekend set times, before you make a reservation...sad to say I've made that mistake a few times now.

      1. re: dlw88
        Googs Oct 15, 2012 02:20 PM

        I'm waiting for the return of John Lee before I get excited about anything sushi again. Without him, Omi has transformed into a Pan Asian, open 7 days a week, free delivery, with live entertainment weekends establishment. It lacks focus, it lacks the excitement John Lee could always bring, and therefore it lacks me.

        1. re: Googs
          dlw88 Oct 15, 2012 10:00 PM

          That's really tough to hear. I've only been once since John handed it over, and none of the changes you mention had taken effect. I'm not living in Toronto right now, but will certainly make the trip once John figures his next project out.

          Sorry for the threadjack, Scott. You might also try F'Amelia, in that neck of the woods.

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        abigllama Oct 16, 2012 12:32 AM

        I don't quite get Chew Chews. I have several friends that swear by it and have been there twice and had really bland diner food. I'm not picky about poutine but even that wasn't so good. But I know many that go there regularly.

        We go usually got to Omi or Blake House which is an easy walk to Phoenix. Blake House isn't amazing but it's fairly reliable pub food and the service is always great.

        http://theblakehouse.ca/

        1. re: abigllama
          Googs Oct 16, 2012 05:27 AM

          The only diner I ever went to expecting excitement was Goody's Diner. Chew Chew's is what a diner normally is. Solid, reasonably priced, huge portions, friendly service, and comfortable booth seating. For example, the grilled chicken club is a monster of a sandwich with deep grill marks charring the surface of the chicken adding the kind of flavours only a well-seasoned grill can. You want fries with that? You better bring your game day appetite.

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            MargieEv Oct 16, 2012 05:30 AM

            I would also 2nd The Blake House. Also Cranberries at Wellsley and Parliament.

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