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franks_not_me Oct 17, 2006 03:52 AM

I'm planning a birthday dinner / dance for my wife in a couple weeks and told her I'd find a place where she can wear her little black dress and not feel overdressed. Now I have to find that place - any suggestions?

While we're at it, any chance any of these places also have dancing - does that exist anywhere? What ever happened to dinner and dancing - not hip hop, house, reggae, etc - I'm too old for that. Just good food and slow dancing, like in the movies - romantic :) Any ideas?

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  1. domesticgodess RE: franks_not_me Oct 17, 2006 01:02 PM

    years ago, the Old Mill offered "dinner and dancing". You might want to call first.

    1. TorontoJo RE: franks_not_me Oct 17, 2006 04:41 PM

      If you're game for something a little more upbeat, check out the Reservoir Lounge. They have live swing jazz every night. Friday nights are fabulous -- same band every Friday -- a 6-piece swing band. The leader even wears a zoot suit. Always lots of folks dancing away. I've never eaten dinner there, but have had some apps and drinks, both of which have been good. Great atmosphere, too. Downstairs, a bit funky with exposed brick and beams.

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        chalenegirl RE: TorontoJo Oct 18, 2006 08:52 PM

        i' ve always wanted to go there!! is there cover?

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          pescatarian RE: chalenegirl Oct 18, 2006 09:31 PM

          Last time I was there, there was a $10 cover - worth it. Tuesdays are fun too

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            TorontoJo RE: pescatarian Oct 18, 2006 10:37 PM

            I think if you go for dinner a bit earlier you don't have to pay cover. Regardless, it's worth it. It's a great place.

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              Ice Queen RE: TorontoJo Oct 19, 2006 01:07 PM

              LOOOOVE Reservoir Lounge. Great music and definitely dancing.

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        ddelicious RE: franks_not_me Oct 17, 2006 04:44 PM

        The resevoir lounge is fun but very loud. I'd go after dinner so you can enjoy both. The old mill was definitely the old school traditional thing, not sure if they still do that though.

        1. Googs RE: franks_not_me Oct 17, 2006 06:32 PM

          You betcha by golly wow the Old Mill still does romantic dinner & dancing nights. Now depending on the "I'm too old for that" factor, this may excite you. The Platters are performing Nov 23 & 24. The food's decent according to friends of mine that go there and other friends that perform there. I, personally, have not been.
          http://www.oldmilltoronto.com/enterta...

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