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thefirstwife May 9, 2013 07:17 AM

Hey guys, so i'm taking my husband and 4 year old daughter to Toronto for the weekend (we live in Barrie). We're staying at the Hotel St Germain and I was trying to find some good restaurants around there. I have no clue where to start and was hoping some people could help :)

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  1. midtowngirl May 9, 2013 10:09 AM

    A few ideas of casual places within a 5-10 minute walk:

    The Queen Mother Cafe on Queen West - salads, sandwiches, Asian (particularly tasty are the Thai dishes)

    Strada241 on Spadina - pizza and pasta

    Jules Bistro also on Spadina - laid back rustic french bistro

    Banh Mi Boys for Vietnamese subs (which you can read about extensively on this board) on Queen West

    1. MissBingBing May 9, 2013 10:40 AM

      Do not go to Cora's.

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        bytepusher May 9, 2013 11:15 AM

        Which Hotel Le Germain, there are two. Answers so far have assumed the one on Mercer but there is also the one on Maple Leaf Square

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          childofthestorm May 9, 2013 06:30 PM

          Le Select is a fun French bistro and they are great with kids.

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          1. re: childofthestorm
            gilbert1111 May 9, 2013 06:46 PM

            Our favourite family place where we go with 5 grandchildren, 3 yrs to 12 yrs, is the Mill St brewery in the distillery. Also, most Greek restaurants on the Danforth are kid friendly if you're there about 6.

          2. Dr. John May 10, 2013 04:47 PM

            Agree about Le Select. They have a nice kids menu.

            Not downtown, but we've taken kids 4 and up to Queen Margherita Pizza and had success (and it's great for adults).

            The St. Lawrence Market is a good option for Saturday morning - lots of great places to grab various snacks and sandwiches. There is the classic peameal bacon sandwich, the Portuguese BBQ chicken sandwich, Buster's for seafood, and lots more.

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