Relaxing in the Afternoon
- kawarthagirl Mar 9, 2007 06:12 AM
We're going to be in TO on Saturday and we need a place we can go either for late lunch (1:30ish) or even just mid-afternoon snacks and martinis. Downtown or uptown (Y&E) is fine - not big on 'student' style places. Price is no object.
I'm thinking big chairs, good atmosphere, good service and excellent bartender ;)
I think it would fit the bill for snacks and martinis, good bartender, etc. I am not sure whether it's open on Sat aft and not sure what the crowd would be like, but when I originally suggested it I was thinking it might be ok based on when I've been there (though not a Sat aft). Sounds like you are looking for more of the hotel lounge atmosphere from the other posts on this thread.
I kinda like hotel bars for mid-afternoon relaxing. There are always people coming and going and they have an interesting energy. Four Seasons has a good bar. I like the Royal York Library bar (but they may not open until later in the afternoon). Windosr Arms has a great bar space too.
We were thinking about the four seasons bar......... having always enjoyed Studio Cafe, we thought the bar might be a good alternative.... Thanks!
I've got a good one for you, except that they only serve wine, no cocktails
Gallery Grill at Hart House, University of Toronto.
The place is dripping with atmosphere, and the food is excellent.
They have the big, comfy chairs you're looking for. Nothing like that at JK Wine Bar.
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