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Favourite Toronto (Area) restaurants...

CanadianCook's picture

I didn't know where else to put this thread and I don't know how many of us there are out there, but thought it would be fun.


 


I'll start. One of my favourites is a place kind of at Beford and Dupont - Le Paradis. Very cute inexpensive french place. My favourite Thai restaurant? Real Thailand at Bloor and Spadia.


 


Edit: I moved this from the get-togethers thread


Edited 8/24/2006 5:05 pm ET by CanadianCook

Ahhh Laaaa Laaaa Ahhhhh Laaaaa -

Sage, January 2008

 

Canuck's picture

(post #45994, reply #1 of 25)

Good idea!


Cheap: Mr Greek, Il Fornello, Thai House, Number One Chinese


Mid: Babur, Young Thailand


Pricey: Scaramouche, Canoe

mitzie's picture

(post #45994, reply #2 of 25)

I concur: Young Thailand! Yum!

CanadianCook's picture

(post #45994, reply #4 of 25)

Speaking of Young Thailand, do any of you have Wandee Young's book? It's a pretty great thai cookbook.

Ahhh Laaaa Laaaa Ahhhhh Laaaaa -

Sage, January 2008

 

CanadianCook's picture

(post #45994, reply #3 of 25)

I have yet to go to Canoe, but I really want to! I'll have to act early if they do Winterlicious.


 


...Oh, forgot - Pricey: The Corner House

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Canuck's picture

(post #45994, reply #5 of 25)

The only times I've been able to go to Canoe for Winterlicious is by using my sister's Amex Front of the Line and pressing redial for 1/2 hour. I believe all the seats go in those first Amex days; none were left when I called the first day for Summerlicious.


We've been for some special dinners and it is wonderful.

avak123's picture

(post #45994, reply #6 of 25)

Don't live in Toronto, but travel there frequently on business. My favorite for Italian is Solto, Solto. Love it, love it, love it! Also like Dhaba for Indian.


Thanks for starting this thread. Always on the hunt for new spots to try!

Nightrider's picture

(post #45994, reply #7 of 25)

I agree about Dhaba...delicious Indian.  Young Thailand is really yummy too, and I also like Golden Thai at Church and Richmond.


Bandidos (King and Peter) has really good Mexican if you hit them on the right night (they seem to have some service/kitchen staff problems).


Recently went to a tapas bar called "Relish" at Woodbine and Danforth.  Very good, and reasonably priced!  The lamb empanadas were TDF, as was the crepe stuffed with roasted butternut squash and served with sage buerre blanc.  Also really enjoyed a roasted eggplant-almond butter dip they served with homemade pita wedges.  Dinner for 4, including drinks for 2, and 2 desserts was $94!


Rol San in Kensington Market has yummy dim sum, but the place does look a little sketchy (then again, most Chinese restaurants I've been to look a little sketchy).


For pub food, the Irish Embassy at Yonge and Wellington has an interesting take on Irish classics, and the Rose and Crown at Yonge and Eglinton does all the traditional "British" foods.


I think that's it for now...

ehBeth's picture

(post #45994, reply #19 of 25)

Relish is at the end of my street. I've posted somewhere about it.


Lots of interesting stuff happening around there lately. Still a grubby looking neighbourhood, but good food's moving in (and great music at the Cuban place in the same block as Relish).


 


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Wolvie's picture

(post #45994, reply #8 of 25)

if non canuckians were to get up to Toronto, would a trip to one of Susur Lee's places be possible?? Is this still for Oct?

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Canuck's picture

(post #45994, reply #9 of 25)

I'd be interested in that! I think October 14 will work for me. I'll mention it in the Get-Togethers folder.


Edited 8/25/2006 7:32 am ET by Canuck

Wolvie's picture

(post #45994, reply #10 of 25)

I'm thinking I might amble northward - would that work??

Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.


THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY,  September 23, 1860.


 

 

Canuck's picture

(post #45994, reply #11 of 25)

You mean you're walking here? That's one long walk! Really, though, it'd be great to meet you. Have you been to Tranna before?


Edited 8/25/2006 7:43 am ET by Canuck

Wolvie's picture

(post #45994, reply #12 of 25)

walking would be good for me. ;-)


yeah - the ny thing is just sitting there, and I'm beginning to think it will be like herding cats, LOL. Too much to choose from.


Trana??


I have been to Toronto before, just long ago - grew up in mich, and used to go there frequently


 


Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.


THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY,  September 23, 1860.


 

 

Canuck's picture

(post #45994, reply #13 of 25)

Tranna is the way we say Toronto. If you want to be one of us, you'll need to practice your Canadian :)


It would be great to meet you; if you need information on anything, just let me know here or by email.


Karen


 

Wolvie's picture

(post #45994, reply #14 of 25)

will have to learn, eh? okay. ;-)


 


Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.


THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY,  September 23, 1860.


 

 

Canuck's picture

(post #45994, reply #15 of 25)

Good!! You're learning :)

CanadianCook's picture

(post #45994, reply #16 of 25)

I think younger generations have been learning to pronouce their Os at the end of words.  And anyway, I think it's terana. :)


I was thinking about Susur: BTW, I hear he's going to be doing a class at Nella Cucina on Bathurst - can't find any info on it though.


More Canadiana: Just now walked past the Bloor Cinema, and they were filming something for The Trailer Park Boys (I might be showing my age and immaturity here). There were Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles all sitting out front!


 


 

Ahhh Laaaa Laaaa Ahhhhh Laaaaa -

Sage, January 2008

 

Canuck's picture

(post #45994, reply #17 of 25)

Did you say hi? I watched it the first season but haven't since. They are very funny.

CanadianCook's picture

(post #45994, reply #18 of 25)

No, it was one of those things that took a second or so to register.

Ahhh Laaaa Laaaa Ahhhhh Laaaaa -

Sage, January 2008

 

Rhea's picture

(post #45994, reply #20 of 25)

Great idea!


Little gem of a place on overlea-down Don Mills then take a right-go a couple of lights then right....think it is called ...damn...can't remember..starts with a"B"...but they have the most delicious Afgani food....yumyumyum...Great pizza and souvlaki at Laterna just south of yonge and steeles..great Persian take-out at a Tehran grocery store a couple of blocks north of Steeles and Yonge...now I am hungry....


 a wise woman once said you have to kiss alot of frogs before you find your prince.. my lips are sore...p.s. but I finally found one!!!

I can't even afford the lifestyle I don't want...

Nightrider's picture

(post #45994, reply #21 of 25)

I know exactly the Afghani place you're talking about...gone past it many times, and never gone in.  Will have to try it now - thanks for the recommendation!

Rhea's picture

(post #45994, reply #24 of 25)

goooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!:)

 a wise woman once said you have to kiss alot of frogs before you find your prince.. my lips are sore...p.s. but I finally found one!!!

I can't even afford the lifestyle I don't want...

ehBeth's picture

(post #45994, reply #22 of 25)

Bamiyans? Babayans? something like that. I went in after the CBC Thursday morning Beyond Burgers woman recommended it. Good stuff.

If you can't play a sport, be one.

If you can't play a sport, be one.
Nightrider's picture

(post #45994, reply #23 of 25)

That's it!  Bamiyan Kebab :)

Rhea's picture

(post #45994, reply #25 of 25)

thanks...can never remember the name...:) so yummy....

 a wise woman once said you have to kiss alot of frogs before you find your prince.. my lips are sore...p.s. but I finally found one!!!

I can't even afford the lifestyle I don't want...