TORONTO -- Who knows better where to eat than a hotel concierge?
The following is a sampling of ethnic restaurants, courtesy of
the concierges at the Metropolitan Hotel (Lanfranco Gualandi), the
Sutton Place (Dora Corrasco) and the Windsor Arms (Patric
GreekOuzeri, a mid-range Greek restaurant with an excellent wine
bar. Phone: (416) 778-0500.Myth, a stylish nightspot with a sexy atmosphere and elegant
antique pool tables; excellent calamari. Phone: (416)
461-8383.Other mentions: Christina, Avli and Byzo's.
ChineseLee Garden, considered among the best Chinese restaurants in
the city. Crowded, barely decorated and with tables covered by
plastic sheeting -- I can vouch for that -- Lee Garden is famous
for great food, good service and low prices -- I can vouch for
Phone: (416) 593-9524.Other mentions: Diamond Palace, Lai Wah Heen, Dynasty, Pink
Pearl and Sai Woo.
ItalianGrappa Ristorante, a pleasant, homey restaurant with a small
but interesting menu. Phone: (416) 535-3337.Other mentions: Giovanna, La Bruchetta, Bellini's, Sotto Sotto,
Trattoria Giancarlo and Centro.
IndianBabur, (416) 599-7720; Indian Flavour, (416) 408-2799, and
Sirtaj Indian Cuisine (416) 929-8309.
Afro-CaribbeanThe Bamboo, a Queen Street West music club specializing in
African, West Indian and third world music. Features an excellent
tropical cuisine. Phone: (416) 593-5771Other mentions: Calypso Hut and Zaidy's.
-- Joe Rosen