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Jul 5, 2006 09:36 PM

Any roof top patio's for a lovely dinner?

I have been to Canoe, Scaramouche and the CN Tower is way too cheezy. Looking for Something special with a nice view for my Mom's 60th ...

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  1. Patio + view = a tough one, I think, beyond the spots you've mentioned. There's The Fifth, now revamped as a steak spot. If you're okay with a pretty patio and great food but no real view, I'd suggest George. Also, I'm not sure if it's open yet but Jamie Kennedy has a new restaurant at the Gardiner Ceramic Museum. Lisa Rochon previewed the renovated space in the Globe & Mail recently and raved about the gorgeous rooftop patio (not sure if you can eat out there but you may be able to drink or at least stand out there as part of the restaurant experience). Hope your mom has a nice birthday!

    1. I agree with peppermint - the 5th is a good spot. Thier venue also has tents errected over tables just incase a summer sprinkle intrudes unannnounced. The 'Terrace', as it is referred to, tends to place more emphasis on grill related cooking.

      1. I've never tried the food, but the Hyatt's Roof Lounge on the 18th floor has a spectacular view. The food I've seen being served looked incredible, but it could just be that I was hungry. Maybe someone can help here.

        1. Agree with the Fifth, lovely location and great food..You have to take an old freight elevator to get up to the fifth floor..That adds to the intrigue of the place.

          1. Panorama in the Manulife Centre has an awesome view and great cocktails - though very small menu selection that might not be what you're looking for for Mom's 60th. They also have a lot of private functions and I've been charged a cover - best to check ahead.