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Midpriced restaurants near Union Station for drinks and dinner

karendianne Apr 9, 2013 10:52 AM

Hello, there will be three ladies out for an evening of wining and dining but don't want to spend too, too much. Any suggestions for something decent in the walkling area of Union Station? Many thanks!

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    ylsf Apr 11, 2013 01:06 PM

    Sukho Thai's newish location is a 10 minute walk from Union Station according to Google maps. 52 Wellington East . Never been myself but definitely gets solid reviews

    What is the actual price range you are looking for? Midpriced is different for different people :)

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      karendianne Apr 11, 2013 09:44 AM

      I love all the suggestions, but maybe I should have really emphasized the not spending too much. These restaurants are a wee too expensive, any other suggestions? Thanks so much!

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      1. re: karendianne
        Michael N Apr 11, 2013 10:11 AM

        Well, there's the Marche right around the corner from Union. The food is nothing spectacular, but it's not bad and I don't think there's anything over $15 or so.

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          prima Apr 11, 2013 10:34 AM

          I always feel gouged at Marche. Ice cream in a waffle cone came to almost $8 last summer, including their silly service fee that applies to take-out ice cream cones, as well as everything else.

        2. re: karendianne
          prima Apr 11, 2013 10:30 AM

          Can you give a price range?
          You might consider C'est What, Irish Embassy or O+B Grill.
          Most of the places near Union that would be cheaper are chains on Front or on the Esplanade, which aren't that much cheaper than Mercatto.
          If the chain menu prices work better for you, The Fox, Jack Astor's, Biermarkt and the Keg are within walking distance of Union, as are some cheaper chains such as East Side Mario's, Spring Rolls, Casey's, Fran's and Lonestar.

          If you want mains that are under $18, you might be better off taking the subway to the Danforth, or heading to a place like Marcello's on St Clair West or Fusilli on Queen E.

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          piccola Apr 10, 2013 04:30 AM

          Origin is a 5-10 minute walk away and absolutely lovely.

          1. prima Apr 9, 2013 12:42 PM

            Biff's, John & Sons http://www.opentable.com/john-and-sons-oyster-house-downtown or Mercatto. Richmond Station,http://richmondstation.ca/, if you don't mind walking a little further to Yonge & Richmond. Starfish is a good restaurant within a 20 minute walk of Union Station.

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            1. re: prima
              JennaBean Apr 9, 2013 03:14 PM

              Second Biff's and Mercatto. Starfish is one of my favourites but it is a good hike at Jarvis and Adelaid.

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                CocoaChanel Apr 9, 2013 06:52 PM

                What Prima said. All of it

                1. re: prima
                  Wil Apr 10, 2013 06:08 AM

                  Richmond station is great and the walk really isn't that far imo.

                2. MissBingBing Apr 9, 2013 11:12 AM

                  Gabardine on Bay

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