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Dinner after AGO Friday night

busy Oct 17, 2012 05:31 AM

Frank is booked up, unfortunately. Any good ideas for pleasant (NOT noisy) dinner walking distance from AGO?

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  1. TorontoJo RE: busy Oct 17, 2012 06:08 AM

    Maybe Elle M'a Dit on Baldwin for Alsatian food? There's a fair bit of love on the board for them.


    1. prima RE: busy Oct 17, 2012 10:37 AM

      Nota Bene might be another option to consider. When I have requested a quieter table in my reservation, they usually seat me in the easternmost section, which is quieter than the main room.

      Japango, Ematei and Lai Wah Heen are also within walking distance.

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        greatbigcat RE: busy Oct 17, 2012 10:58 AM

        Midi Bistro on McCall is nice, cozy and quiet.


        1. Sueb24 RE: busy Oct 17, 2012 12:29 PM

          10 minute walk south on John St. for great Italian: http://tuttimatti.com/. Can get noisy if very busy.

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            busy RE: busy Oct 20, 2012 06:53 AM

            Just to let you all know, we ended up at Campagnolo, which is on of my favourites. Gets noisy when full, but we were in the early (6:30) seating, so the noise level was just ramping up as we left. Highly recommend Campagnolo.

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              prima RE: busy Oct 20, 2012 12:13 PM

              Did you walk to Campagnolo from the AGO?

              1. re: prima
                T Long RE: prima Oct 20, 2012 01:47 PM

                That's what I was wondering also!

                1. re: T Long
                  gttahaveit RE: T Long Oct 20, 2012 04:05 PM

                  Um, it's only about 1.5k. Hardly a marathon! Not even worth the streetcar fare lol

                  1. re: gttahaveit
                    T Long RE: gttahaveit Oct 20, 2012 04:40 PM

                    Not a marathon, but I think the average perception of "walking distance" in this instance would be somewhat less. After all, that distance from the AGO would be Bloor to the north, Jarvis to the east, and Queens Quay to the south....that would include most of downtown Toronto. How many of us would have thought that kind of geography was what the OP intended to communicate? Kudos to those that did though!

                2. re: prima
                  busy RE: prima Oct 21, 2012 03:47 AM

                  Because of tight timing, took TTC, but would have been walkable if we'd have had a later reservation.

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