Restaurant Guide 2001

Rating: NNNNNHarbour and IslandsCatch the lakeside sights before the developers take over. Outdoor Food & Drink**CASA MENDOZA INN Zorro-style.


Rating: NNNNN

Harbour and Islands

Catch the lakeside sights before the developers take over. Outdoor Food & Drink**CASA MENDOZA INN Zorro-style grotto with spectacular lake view. 2161 Lakeshore West, 416-259-3756 $$ L/D

**ISLAND PARADISE RESTAURANT Skyline view from next to the Centre Island docks. Centre Island $$ L/D/Late

**PORTICELLO Cal-Ital in condo land seven days a week. 370 Queen’s Quay West, 416-598-2572 $$ L/D

**THE RECTORY Lovely lakeside setting — good food If they’re open. Ward’s Island, 416-203-6011 $$ L/D Unlicensed *O*

**SPLASH Huge lakefront patio next to Harbourfront stage. 245 Queen’s Quay West, 416-504-9435 $$ *O*

**TORTOISE OR THE HARE Perfect for a romantic tryst, but there’s no access to the rest of the island from here. Warning: $4-per-person ferry ride — and they don’t tell you this until the return trip to the mainland. Toronto Island Airport, 416-203-1093 $$ Clubs & Bars**THE DOCKS Swimming pools, 18-hole miniature golf course, a driving range and a giant swing ride. Dancing and booze, too. Rave on! 11 Polson, 416-461-3625 *O* ***

DRINK Soulful house Thursday to Saturday. 132 Queen’s Quay East, 416-869-0045

**THE GUVERNMENT R&B and house every Friday and Saturday. 132 Queen’s Quay East, 416-869-9261 ***

**THE IRISH ROVER’S PUB Let’s see. There were green aligators and long-necked geese. Some humpty-backed camels and some chimpanzees…. celtic combos, too. 2 Villiers, 416-778-5352 *O* ***

ORANGE ROOM House with an old-school disco feel every Saturday. 132 Queen’s Quay East, 416-869-0045

THE WAREHOUSE Gargantuan garage with sometimes dodgy sound. Big-name headliners, though. 132 Queen’s Quay East, 416-869-0045

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