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Yonge and Eg restaurant recommendation

I am looking for a restaurant to take some friends that are visiting from out of town on Saturday. Preferably a (very) short walking distance from Yonge and Eglinton since it's so cold these days! Type of food is flexible, but we're looking for a restaurant where the four of us can eat well for roughly $200 all in.

Thanks in advance for your advice!

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  1. Quince Bistro
    Zucca(maybe a little over your budget)
    5 Doors North

    These are all south of Eglinton,I find north of Eglinton to be a culinary waste land(just my opinion)

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    1. re: petek

      I also like 5 Doors North and Quince.

      Tabule, Lil Baci Taverna, Falasca SPQR & Grano.

      1. re: prima

        I assume the original poster is looking for dinner rather than lunch. If so then I would skip Falasca SPQR. I absolutely love the pizzas on offer at lunch but the dinner pizzas are altogether different and disappointing. The dinner pastas were not bad, but not great either. Any of the other options (other than Mandarin & Puke Barrel) are better bets.

        1. re: Amac

          I like Falasca's dinner pizza.
          If I had to choose, I'd rather eat at Pickle Barrel than Grazie.
          YMMV.

          1. re: prima

            I may have the most stupid question in the world....what is YMMV? For the life of me, I cannot figure this out :(

    2. Quince
      Zucca
      Tabule

      all south of Eglinton

      1. Zucca is the closest. If you're taking the subway, be sure to exit by doors south of the BMO bank machine. That's the last gasp of warm air until you're there.

        FWIW here's the whole damn system.
        http://goo.gl/maps/XPlVe

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        1. re: Googs

          Taking into consideration that the OP wrote "type of food is flexible", Mandarin and Pickle Barrel are even closer. No need to go outside!
          :-)

        2. I'm a big fan of Fin Izakaya's dinner menu. Cooked food is simple and excellent & their fish is fresher than you'd expect at an izakaya.

          For two hundred bones, you'll stuff yourselves silly.

          1. Tabule! Lil Baci or Falasca, if you're not into Lebanese food. I like Jaipur Grille for Indian too.
            They're all south of Eglinton, walking distance.