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For old world grace and gentility at lunchtime and Sunday brunch, nobody beats Gallery Grill. On the second floor of the neo-gothic Hart House overlooking the Great Hall, there are stained glass windows under the vaulted ceiling, starched white napery and cuisine to match. Suzanne Baby's cooking is both elegant and modern. It changes often, but look especially for her feathery gnocchi with lemon and arugula, her deep rich soups, salads like charred endive with duck cracklings, and roasted freshwater fish always with interesting sides. Sunday brunch features the likes of fresh-squeezed juices and house-marinated fresh mackerel with perfectly poached eggs, smoked trout and buttery brioche toast. The Grill's only weakness is that we want more: Would that they served dinner!