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Jul 12, 2006 06:29 PM

Help With A Nice Restaurant

Hi -- I've been charged at work with locating several nice restaurants as part of an employee incentive program. Could you recommend some places where dinner for two would be in the 200 dollar range, and worth it? So far my only suggestions are Canoe and Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar. Thanks very much in advance.

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    1. I don't normally recommend the Toronto Life restaurant guide. I find it's more about promoting Toronto and less about critical review. Not that there's anything wrong with that... Anyway, you can input neighbourhood and budget and it will pop out a list including the star ratings of each. Might help. Of course, we can all help you narrow it down from there. Oh and I agree about Canoe. It's good, but not really worth the price unless you're a tourist impressing your spouse or a business person with an expense account.

      1. That's a great suggestion. Thanks.

        Does anyone have a personal favourite that is maybe a little off the beaten path? I'm considering La Pallette in Kensington, but I think people at work may want something with a little bit more 'brand' name.

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        1. re: jamesm

          I'm a sucker for Pastis Express or Le Paradis

        2. I would recommend you consider Boba at 90 Aveneue Road. Not off the beaten path, but consistently excellent food served in a warm atmosphere. If you serch recent posts, you'll find some reviews that discuss specific dishes. Boba definitely will meet the "and worth it" portion of your criteria.

          1. I'd strongly rec George on Queen East. Best dining experience I've had in TO. An absolute must all around. Never felt so full and happy and appreciated patron.

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            1. re: racsanfran

              I also had an incredible experience at George, but just a heads up that dinner without alcohol was $280 all in.