Restaurant Guide 2001

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Check out the wallet-friendly establishments in this student mecca. Outdoor Food & Drink**BAR MERCURIO Scenesters devour tasteful pizza ‘n’ panini. 270 Bloor West, 416-960-3877 $$ L/D/Late *O*

BEDFORD BALLROOM Fire-grilled designer pizza on shady terrace. 232 Bloor West, 416-966-4450 $$ L/D/Late *O*

**BLACK ROOSTER Neighbourhood saloon north on Bathurst. 966 Bathurst, 416-516-8658 $ L/D/Late *O* ***

**BOULEVARD CAFE Perennially popular Harbord haunt serves Peruvian food. 161 Harbord, 416-961-7676 $$ L/D *O*

**BY THE WAY Annex institution with vintages by the glass. 400 Bloor West, 416-967-4295 $$ L/D *O*

**DOONEY’S Starbucks? Who said anything about Starbucks? 511 Bloor West, 416-536-3293 $$ L/D/Late

**FAEMA Mondo Ital coffeehouse close to Loblaws. 672 Dupont, 416-535-1555 $ L/D *O*

**FUTURE BAKERY Stodgy, Eastern European cafeteria food and overpriced bread. 483 Bloor West, 416-922-5875 $ L/D/Late *O*

**GRAPEFRUIT MOON Interesting neighbourhood eatery — smoke-free until 8 pm. 968 Bathurst, 416-534-9056 $ L/D *O* THE GREEN ROOM Funky grotto popular with the fiscally challenged. 296 Brunswick, 416-925-7850 $ L/D/Late *** **HARBORD FISH AND CHIPS Fabulous fish ‘n’ chips al fresco. 147 Harbord, 416-925-2225 Cash Only. $ L/D Unlicensed

**THE IDLER Literary arm-wrestling, book launches and poetry readings. 255 Davenport, 416-962-0195 $$ *O*

**INDIAN RICE FACTORY For almost 30 years, one of Toronto’s favourite Indian restaurants. 414 Dupont, 416-961-3472 $$ L/D

**KENSINGTON KITCHEN High in the trees and a winner in the NOW Readers Poll. 124 Harbord, 416-961-3404 $$ L/D

**LATITUDE Two patios — one out front, one out back — featuring fantastic novo latin fare. 89 Harbord, 416-928-0926 $$ L/D/Late *O*

**MADOKA Strictly vegetarian Far Eastern fare. 252 Dupont, 416-924-3548 $$ L/D

**MEL’S MONTREAL DELICATESSEN The best Montreal smoked meat sandwiches and other deli delights 24-7. 440 Bloor West, 416-966-8881 $$ L/D/Late *O*

**MESSIS A Harbord fave and breeding ground for some of Toronto’s top chefs. 97 Harbord, 416-920-2186 $$$ L/D *O*

**MOMO’S Falafel garden grotto. 196 Robert, 416-966-6671 $$ L/D/Late *O*

**PAUPER’S Boisterous multi-level hang features a piano bar and a romantic rooftop sunset patio. 539 Bloor West, 416-530-1331 $$ L/D/Late

**SOUTHERN ACCENT This southern accent drawls like 40s New Orleans. 595 Markham, 416-536-3211 $$$ D

**SPAHA Chic bistro eats on a wrap-around terrace open till 3 am. 66 Harbord, 416-260-6133 $$ L/D/Late

**TRUE GRITS Southern-style grub at extremely reasonable prices. 603 Markham, 416-536-8383 $$ D/Late

**UNIVERSAL GRILL Muskoka-like patio in front of a cool converted spoon. 1071 Shaw, 416-588-5928 $$ D ClubsDANCE CAVE Goth, glam, and retro 80s mix it up in this hangar-like space. 529 Bloor West, 416-532-1598

CLINTON’S Multi-level student haunt with everyone from computer geeks to alt-rockers. 693 Bloor West, 416-535-9541**CLUB TRANZAC Aussie folk club with outdoor action. 292 Brunswick, 416-923-8137

JAMES JOYCE IRISH PUB Stream-of-unconsciousness literary saloon with live celtic musicians. 386 Bloor West, 416-324-9400 *****LABYRINTH LOUNGE Thursday through Sunday DJs crank out lounge, hiphop, and house. 298 Brunswick, 416-417-6478

LEE’S PALACE With some of the best sightlines in town, Lee’s rocks nightly with both unknowns and household words. 529 Bloor West, 416-532-1598

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