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edh5 Nov 24, 2006 04:44 PM

My boyfriend (visiting from Egypt) and I will be in Torontoon MOnday night. Are there some great romantic restaurant recommendations? I'm from Boston...looking for something stylish and romantic? Thanks!

  1. xtal Nov 24, 2006 04:46 PM

    What kind of price range are you thinking?

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      edh5 Nov 24, 2006 04:48 PM

      Probably 150 USD?

      1. kawarthagirl Nov 24, 2006 04:57 PM

        Scaramouche
        http://www.scaramoucherestaurant.com/

        On a Monday, you might be able to score a window seat, which is great during sunset.

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          estragon Nov 24, 2006 05:16 PM

          Scaramouche is fabulous, but quite a bit more than 150 USD, at least at the current exchange rate. Last time we were there, we spent $300 (=250USD). Same with Canoe, another great room with a view and fabulous food.

          For a quiet, romantic out-of-the-way spot, how about Batifole (much discussed here recently).

          Or George...
          http://www.torontolife.com/guide/rest...

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            kawarthagirl Nov 24, 2006 06:28 PM

            George is closed on Monday, isn't it?

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              pinstripeprincess Nov 24, 2006 08:22 PM

              correct me if i'm wrong... but i'm pretty sure batifole is closed 3 days out of the week and monday is one of them.

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                Patty Choux Nov 25, 2006 12:22 AM

                Batifole is only closed on Tuesday nights.

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            merlot143 Nov 24, 2006 07:48 PM

            Try Herbs near Yonge and Lawrence. Upscale, intimate with great food. Not sure if they're open on Monday.

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              childofthestorm Nov 24, 2006 07:50 PM

              Yeah it is, I've been going through a similar struggle finding a business dinner for Monday. So many Toronto places close Mondays.

              Why not Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar? My wife and I always have a great time there, maybe a little more "bustling" than one would want for serious romance. But it certainly is stylish, and a great representation of Toronto. We staggered over there after our wedding reception a block away - couldn't eat the wedding food as our stomachs were shot from the whole experience - and JKWB gave us a secluded table in the back and a couple of glasses of champagne. Very memorable. We ended up eating about 2/3 of the menu.

              No reservations though, but if it's busy, a glass of wine at the bar is always a fun way to wait for your table.

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                Singar Nov 24, 2006 08:04 PM

                If it wasn't for the budget I would recommend Splendido. Go a little later than usual too, Yannick and his crew will treat you like royalty. Very nice atmosphere

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                  jcanncuk Nov 24, 2006 08:25 PM

                  I 3rd? the rec for Scaramouche - it's really, really lovely.

                  1. orangewasabi Nov 24, 2006 09:56 PM

                    where will you be staying and will you have a car?

                    Auberge du Pommier is a very romantic room

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                      estragon Nov 25, 2006 12:11 AM

                      Auberge du Pommier is outstanding, super-romantic, and a two-minute walk from the subway!

                    2. sierramum Nov 24, 2006 11:58 PM

                      Hubby and I had our Valentine's dinner at The Laurentian Room (Winchester & Parliament). We found it to be quite the romantic spot. And the service was very good, too. Mind you, we haven't been there since V-day but are meaning to take hubby's parents there when they come to T.O. to visit us.

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