My brothers are taking me out for my birthday and they like to eat and drink!! Any recommendations for three foodies who are not into grazing and clubbing.
Had dinner at Trevor tonight. This isn't grazing food -- rich, satisfying, big portions. Highlights of our meal: duck two ways, tacos with beef tartare. Plan to go back for the kobe burgers, asiago mac-and-cheese... hell, everything on the menu sounds good. Good place for guys who like to eat and drink.
If you aren't into the "fru fru" food, try Batifole (Gerrard/Howland). Just simple French bistro food done really well, decent wine list with not-horrible (seems like everything is about 100%) markup.
For the "fru fru", go to Splendido. More refined and if you are going Thu/Fri, great seafood cooked by Toronto's foremost seafood chef, better wine list but with corresponding hefty markups.
Another choice if everyone wants to pound back quality eclectic wines in a lively atmosphere, JK Wine Bar. The food and the wines are generally priced to satisfy and JK uses some of the best seasonal produce available.