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Glass of wine near Yonge and Eglinton?

Arcadiaseeker Feb 4, 2013 12:14 PM

I'm trying to find a place for a glass of wine with a business contact during the afternoon on a weekday. We'll be at Yonge and Eglinton. The Rose and Crown is a bit grotty - any other options in that area? A lot of places don't open til 5 unfortunately.

  1. prima Feb 4, 2013 12:17 PM

    Maybe Lil Baci Taverna or Grano? I often go to Grano when I just want to meet someone for a dessert & coffee. Grano seems to be open all afternoon. http://www.grano.ca/contact.php
    Lil Baci also appears to open all afternoon. http://www.lilbacitaverna.com/Lilbaci...

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      HelloBeautiful Feb 4, 2013 12:18 PM

      Duke of Kent at Yonge and Roehampton (1 block north of Eglinton)... It's a pub but it's nicer than the Rose and Crown and will be nice and quiet on a weekday afternoon.

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        thrillhouse Feb 4, 2013 12:19 PM

        The Keg, just south of Eglinton, has a nice lounge area.

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          Googs Feb 5, 2013 07:42 AM

          Make that a 3rd vote for The Keg for these purposes.

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            CocoaChanel Feb 5, 2013 03:44 PM

            ITA with The Keg suggestion as well, however, if I recall, they close after lunch and re-open at 4.30. I don't know if that is "afternoon" enough for you.

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              Googs Feb 6, 2013 07:43 AM

              That would be a change of policy from the hours stated on The Keg's Y&E website.

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                CocoaChanel Feb 6, 2013 04:58 PM

                hunh. I am/was sure I was trying to get there earlier than 4.30 during a weekday in the last 6 months...ah well

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            Arcadiaseeker Feb 4, 2013 12:20 PM

            These are great suggestions - thanks!

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              stephen Feb 5, 2013 05:58 AM

              I would suggest the Keg also...nice large lounge area where you can speak freely and in comfort.

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                Cat123 Feb 5, 2013 01:55 PM

                There is also Coquine which is an ok spot for a drink.

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                  LemonLauren Feb 6, 2013 10:05 AM

                  Quince, south of Eg, or Coquine.

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                    Arcadiaseeker Feb 7, 2013 07:27 AM

                    Thanks for all your suggestions - I ended up going to the Keg which was perfect. The only problem was that they cranked up the music at around 4 which made it really hard to hear. There were a few tables of business people having quiet chats so I am not sure why they felt the need to blast the music. But it was definitely comfortable sitting in the lounge.

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