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Jul 8, 2013 06:50 AM

Need a North York Restaurant Recommendation

Wondering if anyone could share a restaurant find in North York Toronto? Looking for a restaurant with great food a fun or inviting atmosphere in a medium price range. Any suggestions? Coming in from out of town and taking friends to dinner. Thanks

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  1. How about the new 'Origin North' next to Bayview Village. Great reviews starting to emerge!!

    1. Origin North is a good rec -- I've always had good experiences at the original one downtown.

      If you want something more casual and fun, Stack Smokehouse has something for everyone.

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      1. re: TorontoJo

        I've yet to get to the newly-opened Origin North. But looking at its online menu, I wouldn't put it in a medium price range. Unless you regard about $150 a couple (which is how I parse its price level) as medium priced. If you don't, then the already-mentioned Stack is the more prudent option. Simple dishes, well executed, good service, decent barbecue, reasonably-priced wine and beer list. Great? No, but it's pretty good, it is.

        1. re: juno

          I have not gone to the one in downtown. However, I was at the newly open one for dinner today (it's in Bayview Village). It does have a nice ambiance, courteous service, and fascinating food. Dishes there are mainly meant for sharing. I agree with Juno that Origin North is not a medium price range resto. I left feeling unsatisfied because I was not full and I am not a big eater to begin with. I would go back for special occasions though.

        2. re: TorontoJo

          Huh? It's gotten scathingly bad reviews.

        3. I have always enjoyed my meals at The Monkey Bar and Grill. Casual atmosphere + consistently good food.

          1. You could always go to the Copper Chimney.

            I haven't been in over a year, but it used to be quite acceptable...

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            1. re: Sadistick

              Copper Chimney?!?!? Ew. I'd rather eat out of a toilet bowl.

              1. re: Googs

                Haven't been to Copper Chimney for a while. Have they gone down hill real bad to trigger your ' interesting response'??!!

                  1. re: Googs

                    Thought premises have to be inspected and given health certificates to open?! Do they still have a 'green' color certificate posted on the window?

                1. re: Googs

                  I wouldn't go that far, but it's not very good.

                1. re: Luvtooeat

                  You will not leave hungry from Spacco or Grazie and both have a great selection and are reasonable

                  1. re: Luvtooeat

                    If you're already sending her to that area, what about Vita Sociale, which has been getting some good buzz. It's in the old Centro location.

                    1. re: kwass

                      Walked by there yesterday around lunch time with the dog and they had the front windows open to the street and it was fairly busy and looks like a nice remodel. Any word on the good dishes there yet?

                      1. re: elasticwaistband

                        I haven't been myself yet, but here's the write-up from BlogTo:


                          1. re: kwass

                            In addition to the above captioned write-ups by 'outsiders'. here are reviews by some of our chowhound fraternity members
                            Kind of so-so?!!!