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Special Birthday Dinner Coming Up - But Where?

Attknee Feb 21, 2007 08:35 AM

Hello Everyone,
My wife turns 55 in about a month and I would like to take her out for a special dinner. She loves seafood but will also eat a steak or chicken if she is in the mood. Last year we went to Scaramouche for her birthday which was great. This year I am looking for a place with more pizazz. Any suggestions are very welcome.

  1. midtowngirl Feb 21, 2007 10:57 AM


    1. Rabbit Feb 21, 2007 12:18 PM

      For me, Susur is the ultimate in Toronto dining.

      That said, the the food can be "challenging," and some may find it too baroque.

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      1. re: Rabbit
        robb Feb 21, 2007 12:28 PM

        I think there's actually a renaissance of baroque food in Toronto!

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        CravinMaven Feb 21, 2007 01:33 PM

        My last visit to Perigee (around Christmas) left me unsatisfied - I think they had a bit more heart going into the food when they first opened.

        Starfish is amazing for fish, but more upscale casual than fine dining. Colborne Lane (Claudio Aprile's new resto) certainly would provide an exciting food experience. And even though it's not brand new, Blowfish is still quite amazing for a sushi-and-more meal.

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        1. re: CravinMaven
          nummanumma Feb 21, 2007 01:34 PM

          I was going to say Colborne Lane as well...going tonight- :)

          1. re: nummanumma
            FlavoursGal Feb 21, 2007 01:39 PM

            I'm going tomorrow night - for MY birthday!

            1. re: FlavoursGal
              nummanumma Feb 21, 2007 02:54 PM

              ohhh- how essited are WE? we'll compare notes- :)

              1. re: FlavoursGal
                pescatarian Feb 22, 2007 10:47 AM

                Happy BD! Would be interested in both of yours and numma's review too.

                1. re: pescatarian
                  FlavoursGal Feb 22, 2007 11:56 AM

                  Thanks, pescatarian! I'm looking forward to my birthday dinner tonight. I'll definitely report tomorrow.

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            Attknee Feb 22, 2007 10:36 AM

            I am anxious to hear how you liked Colborne Lane. Hopefully tomorrow we will also hear from FlavoursGal.

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              theacflygirl Feb 22, 2007 06:53 PM

              Just went to a place called opal jazz lounge (their website by the same name) on queen west of spadina. Very pricey, but special as they have a live jazz band that performs. I think the best thing on their menu is their seafood dish (~$42)...lobster tail & prawns. My friend had that and shared a piece with me. Steak is large...other friend had that. I had salmon steak...it was ok. Good service. They have a quiet policy while the band is playing, but you can talk softly, which actually makes for a more peaceful dining experience overall. Small place, good service, nice decor. Definitely special occassion only or deep pockets, but good for couple...very pricey. There is also an entertainment charge of $12/person.

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