Birthday Dinner - Midtown Toronto
My mother and sister are coming into the city on Wednesday and it is my BF birthday this week, so I thought I would combine both occasions with a nice dinner out. Live in the Yonge and Eglinton area but have car and will travel (nothing to far though). I was hoping to find a restaurant in the Yonge - Eglinton - Mount Pleasant - Davisville - Bayview area. I know there are a ton of restaurants in this area and I have been searching the boards, but can't seem to find what I am looking for.
Price range $15-$25 mains. I don't care about the wine list cause none of us drink wine. Sister is pregnant so sushi is out. I guess I am looking for a place with a great atmosphere with great food but not high priced. My family is from the Niagara Region so I would like to find a type of place they wouldn't find there. Although they never go into NOTL so it shouldn't be that hard to find in Toronto.
I thought of Quince after reading a bunch of reviews on the place, but I was not impressed with their menu. Nothing really jumped out as a 'wow I have to try that dish'. I remember a post a long time ago about a restaurant on Mount Pleasant, I think it was italian that I would like to try, but can't remember the name and can't find the post =(.
Pleae help me find a place. Also places with websites are great as I really like to look at the menu ahead of time (I am a really picky eater).
I welcome any and all suggestions even if it is a little outside of my area.
erm, not to be disagreeable but I wouldn't take my mum to Five Doors, and she's pretty cool. Grano? That's a nice family kind of place but service can be meh..food's not of the world or anything- oh what about La Vecchia?
I found your other post and I looked up this place. The menu is looks great, especially the $25 pri-fixe (sp?) looks to be a pretty good deal. I was surprised that I could't find any other reviews on chowhound for this place.
It is on my short list.
Has anyone else eaten here before? Anyone want to give their 2 cents on the place.
Of course other recs also still appreciated.
If you like seafood, I can't recommend Zee Grill enough. Top notch food in a nice, but not stuffy atmosphere. On Mt. Pleasant at Manor.
Zucca is also great for Italian.