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Dinner Saturday night

paper_bag_princess Mar 12, 2007 07:33 AM

I am looking for a place to have dinner Saturday night, something with entrees in the 25-40 dollar range. No asian/sushi.

Can be downtown, uptown, don't really want to go outside the city though.

Any suggestions?

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  1. nummanumma RE: paper_bag_princess Mar 12, 2007 09:26 AM

    give us a little more detail...who you going with?

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      paper_bag_princess RE: nummanumma Mar 12, 2007 09:43 AM

      significant other and his brother and sister in law.

      everyone will eat pretty much anything. we wanted something funky/trendy.

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        team_eater RE: paper_bag_princess Mar 12, 2007 09:51 AM

        Don't know how you feel about tapas, but I definitely think Kultura falls into your
        "funky/trendy" stipulation. Each dish is inexpensive (by Toronto standards) and you end up ordering about 5 per person. When I went, it was just $200 for two, including multiple glasses of wine. The space is gorgeous, and there's a lounge downstairs where you can have some after-dinner bevvies. http://www.kulturarestaurant.com

    2. nummanumma RE: paper_bag_princess Mar 12, 2007 10:14 AM

      I don't think Kultura fits into the price range. hmmm.

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        HarryLloyd RE: nummanumma Mar 12, 2007 10:18 AM

        It doesn't fit? $25-40 just for the entree. Almost everything in this city is in or below this range. Only a handful, literally, are above.


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          team_eater RE: nummanumma Mar 12, 2007 11:10 AM

          Umm....do you mean it's not pricey ENOUGH? IMHO, it's one of the less expensive "trendy" options in the city.

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            nummanumma RE: team_eater Mar 12, 2007 12:53 PM

            whoopsy- I've only been once for some apps and drinks- I must have *misremembered*- sorry and thanks for setting it straight.

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          esf2003 RE: paper_bag_princess Mar 12, 2007 11:13 AM

          Pangaea seems to be a good option, the dining room has good atmosphere, and the entrees were in the $40 range from what I remember, and they have killer desserts too.

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            foodie500 RE: paper_bag_princess Mar 12, 2007 11:54 AM

            What about Brassai on King or Fuzion on Church. Very Trendy and the food is always good.

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              paper_bag_princess RE: foodie500 Mar 12, 2007 12:31 PM

              Does Fuzion have a website, I tried to find one but couldn't.

            2. pinstripeprincess RE: paper_bag_princess Mar 12, 2007 12:39 PM

              i'm not sure if this really falls within what you want... because trendy can mean a lot of things, but i'd like to throw in amuse bouche (www.amuseboucherestaurant.com) as an option. the atmosphere is dominated by the fantastic service and chic bold red and black decor. it's cozy and lends to romantic while also working well for a great night out with friends. if you're looking for some after dinner drinks to go late into the evening, move on up to wqueenw for a multitude of options.

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                schmecht RE: paper_bag_princess Mar 12, 2007 04:21 PM

                If you like tapas and Spanish wine... Caya Coco on Richmond (across the street from Paramount theatre). Only two desserts to choose from, but the tapas themselves were awesome the times I went there - and we've now ordered one of everything !! The wine selection is respectable too. Excl. the wine, I think I remember paying a very reasonable rate....


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