Gare De L’Est
Is the scene too crowded at the Broadview Hotel? Luckily, this under-the-radar brasserie (by Table 17, the same folks who headed up the food program at the Broadview) is just a few minutes away at Queen and Carlaw. From lunch till late night, you can sink into a handsome blue-cane bistro chair and enjoy an aperitif or a Saulter Street pilsner brewed a few blocks away. And if you’re taking in a show at the adjoining Crow’s Theatre, you can avail yourself of a $36 prix fixe.
1190 Dundas East, at Carlaw, 416-792-1626, gdlbrasserie.com