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Anyone been to Chiado or Mildred Pierce lately?

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Six of us are going out for a birthday celebration. We want somewhere with excellent food, service & ambience that is downtown (south of Bloor). Price isn't that much of an issue, but prefer it not to be the most expensive meal in town.

Chiado was at the top of my list, but I have heard of some bad experiences lately. Has anyone been there lately? What about Mildred Pierce? It's been a while since there have been any posts on these places. And if anyone has any other ideas, please share them! Thanks.

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  1. I love both restaurants. Chiado is going to be a slight stiffer, more formal atmosphere, though the food and wine are fantastic. For a more casual, yet still beautiful atmosphere, I'd definitely go with Mildred Pierce. It will be less pricy, as well.

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    1. re: TorontoJo

      If you're looking for something more casual, Senhor Antonio Tapas is next to Chiado and part of the restaurant, but it is more casual and less stiff. I haven't been for a while, but I have never had a bad dinner at either place.

    2. Had brunch at MP a couple of weeks ago - was great. Chiado was very good, but very expensive.

      1. I have eaten at both in the last couple of months.
        Love Chiado, but with a group I would suggest MP.
        Cheaper (but not cheap) and a little more relaxed.
        I will be going to MP to-morow evening.
        Easy parking in this weather as well.

          1. Mildred Pierce just sent a message to their mailing list that read "Where's Mildred Pierce? Fashionably late." So I assume they are still going to reopen at a not yet announced location.

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            1. re: embee

              The new restaurant is complete, has been for a while..
              They just need a break.

                1. re: camp1980

                  I heard it's in one of the spots beside The Drake.