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Looking for "it" spot with great food

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ddelicious Aug 14, 2006 03:51 PM

I'm planning a birthday dinner with a few friends in Toronto. We haven't managed to try many new places in the last year, so we're looking for a hot spot that has great food too, so we can have a fun night out! Place should offer a good menu selection to suit varying tastes, price is not really an issue.

Thanks!

  1. mtampoya Aug 14, 2006 04:46 PM

    "it" spot meaning trendy?...where a lot of people will be hanging around to socialize?

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      ddelicious Aug 14, 2006 05:22 PM

      Not hanging around to socialize, I meant "it" as in popular because its new and good.

      1. pescatarian Aug 14, 2006 05:35 PM

        Czehoski would fit that criteria.

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          ddelicious Aug 14, 2006 05:38 PM

          I just read that the chef broke his arm and isn't working there right now (thanks estufarian). It was on my list before that!

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            pescatarian Aug 14, 2006 05:44 PM

            oh, that's too bad then, what about Jamie Kennedy's Wine Bar or Perigee? If money is not an issue.
            Also, I've heard Caren's Wine Bar in Yorkville is a new trendy spot that is good.

            1. re: ddelicious
              estufarian Aug 15, 2006 01:42 PM

              True - his arm is in a cast and he can't cook. But he is still 'in attendance' - supervising and plating.

          2. mtampoya Aug 14, 2006 06:57 PM

            JKWB and Perigee are both great. I would recommend that as I am sure a lot of fellow chowhounds would too. Another suggestion is Splendido...not brand new but the experience is to die for.

            www.mishsplayground.com

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              jkm Aug 14, 2006 08:58 PM

              pretentious (i happen to like those places) cool places with good food:

              Doku 15
              Lee
              8 Restolounge
              Ultra
              Lobby

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                Frenchie Aug 15, 2006 01:52 PM

                Avoid Lobby!!! It's a no man's land right now. I think it was trendy about 3 weeks...

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                hoohaa Aug 15, 2006 01:42 AM

                i would say the current 'it' spots are Cava and Kultura...both worthy candidates

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                  faijay Aug 15, 2006 11:00 AM

                  Splendido is having a special menu in September to celebrate an anniversary. As I recall, it is $170 with wine pairings. I am gathering my posse now.

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                    ddelicious Aug 15, 2006 03:02 PM

                    The menu at JKWB looks like its just appetizer type things, is this right? Or are people recommending the resturant behind it?

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                      pescatarian Aug 15, 2006 03:32 PM

                      The idea at JKWB is to order a lot of small dishes. They are worth it.

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