Olympic Pizza

8a Gloucester Street, Toronto ON 416-960-0092MapApprox $20 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? very small selection Lunch, DinnerMon to Sun: 11am to 11pm Olympic Pizza is rare in its class, in that it’s a sit-down pizzeria in downtown Toronto. Add to that, it’s not a franchise, but a unique restaurant that has been… 

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Brownstone

603 Yonge Street, Toronto ON 416-920-6288www.brownstonebistro.caMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? very small selection Lunch, DinnerMon to Sun: 11am to 11pm Amidst all the frenzy of maximizing efficiency and saving time in the name of convenience, one-stop fast food shops are thriving, as expected. It’s getting harder to dedicate one’s time… 

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Focaccia

17 Hayden Street, Toronto ON 416-323-0179www.focacciarestaurant.comMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? some available LunchMon to Fri: 11:30am to 2:30pmDinnerMon to Sat: 5:30pm to 10pm Closed on Sundays Located on Hayden St., between a kitchenware store and a covered parking lot, this tiny restaurant is easy to miss. It’s a very popular… 

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Bloor Street Diner

55 Bloor Street West, Toronto ON 416-928-3105www.bloorstreetdiner.comMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? some available Lunch, DinnerMon to Sun: 11am to 11pm The Bloor Street Diner in the Manulife Centre has been around for over two decades, and has since expanded from its original location to include four other restaurants in Toronto…. 

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Yamato Japanese Steak House

18 Bellair Street, Toronto ON 416-927-0077MapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? very small selection LunchMon to Sun: 12pm to 3:30pmDinnerMon to Sun: 5pm to 10pm Eating in Yorkville is a rarity for me. I don’t like what it does to my wallet. It can also be a very pretentious place, with… 

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Grazie Ristorante

2373 Yonge Street, Toronto ON 416-488-0822www.grazie.caMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? some available DinnerSun to Thu: 12pm to 11pmFri & Sat: 12pm to 12am Too often we find ourselves staring longingly at the plates of other patrons in restaurants, wondering what they’re having, and wishing we’d ordered the same…

The New Yorker Deli

1140 Bay Street, Toronto ON 416-923-3354MapApprox $20 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? Lunch, DinnerMon to Sun: 11am to 10pm On an ice-cold afternoon when you’re looking for refuge from the wind and blowing snow, the New Yorker Deli is a source of warm relief. And on more temperate days, it’s still an… 

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Matisse Restaurant

90 Bloor Street East, Toronto ON 416-920-6500www.matisserestaurant.caMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? very small selection LunchMon to Fri: 11:30am to 3pmDinnerMon to Sun: 5pm to 10pm Matisse is located inside the Mariott on Bloor, between Yonge & Church Sts., and it’s one of the trendier restaurants in the Bloor-Yonge neighbourhood, outside… 

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