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Mar 15, 2013 12:25 PM

Best dinner buffet in the GTA - any ideas?

Anybody know what the best dinner buffet in the GTA is? I enjoy the huge, luxurious, vegas-style buffet inside the Fallsview casino at Niagara, but it would be nice to have something closer. Obviously there is Mandarin and I've heard decent things about the Sunday buffet at The Old Mill. What else is there that's top-notch?

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  1. Here are four choices (emphasis on the word "choices" without any positive adjectives; I try to avoid AYCE places, but sometimes the office insists!):

    India's Taste is pretty good, very affordable and have some of the less well-known/possibly more authentic dishes that you wouldn't find at any ol' Indian restaurant (though, I cannot possibly claim to be too seasoned on the matter of South Asian cuisine).

    Jerusalem (again, we go to the Leslie one, for proximity) is also very good and they use fresh daily ingredients. I believe they also have live belly-dancing/clarinet playing for select Friday and Saturday night dinners (if that's at all appealing).

    Copacabana on Eglinton is a bit luxo ($50 a seat for dinner) and they also have live Samba and Brazilian dancers and what-not from time-to-time. But their selection of meats is WORTH IT (and their salad/pasta bar is exceptional as well).

    Finally, Mongolian Grill. All the tasty stir-fry, made fresh in front of you, that you can eat!

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    1. re: mnajji

      I would try hotel dinner buffets. Delta east Kennedy and 401 has a prime rib dinner buffet on sat night.
      Sunday brunch has lobster, crab legs and oysters. Pretty good dessert spread as well. Call ahead to see if still on.
      I think some of the downtown ones king Eddie and Windsor arms do one too. Best one I read about is the ritz.

      1. re: caitlink

        Right, but the Ritz one is $80.

        Yeah, not sure what your budget is, elusionz.

        1. re: caitlink

          i don't think the king eddy, windsor arms, ritz carlton or any downtown hotel offers a dinner buffet...

      2. I've always liked "Wok of Fame" in brampton. The quality of the food is good. And who doesn't like an "made to order" grill bar?

        1. Thanks guys...what about places that might resemble The Grand buffet at fallsview casino? Something more American perhaps...copacabana might be close.

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          1. re: elusionz

            Haha, yeah, I had a feeling my recommendations were a bit... "ethnic."

            Sorry, I actually do not spend a lot of time in casinos so... can't say.

            But yes, I think anybody not concerned with their red meat intake would love Copacabana.

          2. Just saw this:

            AYCE grilled fish with trimmings and all for $24.95 at Lisbon by Night (Dundas/Bathurst).

            I have never done this, but have really enjoyed their seafood in the past. It feels like more of a order-what-you-want, instead of the buffet table layout. Apparently they also have live entertainment on weekends. Perhaps this would be reminiscent of your Fallsview experience?

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            1. re: happycamper

              Ooooff. Should we not worry a little about AYCE seafood menus (though the idea is appetizing)?

              1. re: mnajji

                coppa was the first thing that came to my mind.

                I know your looking for American style, but I would also recommend spoon and fork. I'm not even big on Asian food, but really like this place.


                You can order something from the menu or do all you can eat.

                1. re: C mac

                  Delta east offers dinner buffet some nights with prime rib. Other hotels offer Sunday brunch.
                  A downtown hotel that might have dinner buffet is delta chelsea. If u check website or call, they may be able to help. I thought hot house? Across from slm also had dinner buffet one nite of week as well.

            2. tandoori flame in brampton is not luxurious but it is a very nice space with excellent selection and busy so the food is fresh.