Special 50th Birthday Dinner - need ideas!
I am in charge of selecting a restaurant for my mother's 50th birthday party in a few weeks. I am a student so I am looking for something classy but affordable on my student budget! I am hoping to find somewhere elegant and fairly quiet with bistro-type food. Downtown location is preferable. We will be doing dessert and champagne at home so I am looking for great apps, mains and a bottle of wine for around $50/person. So far, I have thought of Bistro Tournesol, Batifole and Mildred Pierce. Any comments on these would be great plus any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance!
Le paradis is right price -wise but I wouldn't call it elegant. quince would fit the bill, but is not downtown. Biff's?
Thanks for the ideas! I read about Quince in Toronto Life and it sounds great. It isn't downtown but it is on the subway line, which could work out fine. I haven't been able to find a website for them though. Does anyone know if they have one? Alternately, can someone fill in any info on the menu, price etc.?
I would suggest Pallucci restaurant on Mount Pleasant--not quite downtown. Mount Pleasant and Davisville area. They offer pre-fixe menus starting at $35 per person including hors d'oeuvres! Depending on the number of people, they have a private dining room upstairs with a fireplace, TV, etc. I think for anything over 30ppl, they'll close the main floor for you. I ate there once and the food was great, the service was great--surprising in that neighbourhood!! Check out their website: pallucci.ca
Hope that helps!
Batifole is easy to get to by TTC and all the appetizers and mains are the same price ($8 and $16, I think) so there wouldn't be too much sticker shock when you get the bill. Also, the food is great.