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Dinner alone in Toronto on Monday

menoum menoum May 3, 2007 04:06 PM

I will be in Toronto next Monday for a shoot. I'M alone and single (40 years old) so I'm looking for a place with a bar to have a good dinner, not too expensive and not too «stuffy». To help you, I tried Lee a month ago and liked it. In fact I am looking more for a casual place with a good vibe. I only have beeteween 6pm and 8pm.

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    LissyDee RE: menoum menoum May 3, 2007 04:19 PM

    What about the bar at Terroni on Queen?

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      montreal traveller RE: LissyDee May 3, 2007 05:18 PM

      If you like oysters or fresh fish i would reccomend Stafish, also I have had good experiences at the bar Trevor

    2. diesta RE: menoum menoum May 3, 2007 05:56 PM

      Sit at the bar at the Drake Hotel, if the weather is nice sit upstairs on the patio. It's about a 5 min cab ride (20 mins walk) west of Lee.

      Great vibe, relaxed, interesting interior, great eclectic mix of people...

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        Pape foodie RE: menoum menoum May 3, 2007 06:29 PM

        Barrio on Queen St, E. has a good mon. vibe and food

        1. Rabbit RE: menoum menoum May 3, 2007 11:19 PM

          I think the Drake is a good recommend... very Toronto, and no need to feel weird dining alone (if you do, head next-door to the Beaconsfield).

          Starfish is one of my favs, but it can feel a little stuffy... there won't be many (read: any) young hipsters hanging about. However, if you vant to be alone, this place is great.

          I like Terroni too... inexpensive, always happening, sit at the bar and feel-fine, good food.,

          Barrio is too-east if you're not already-east.

          I recognize that this post is deconstructive at the expense of being actually constructive, but I think that the Drake or Terroni give you some good options (Crush Winebar would be my other offering).

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            menoum menoum RE: Rabbit May 4, 2007 06:26 PM

            I've already been to Drake so I guess it's beeteween Terroni and Crush winebar. Wich one do I choose ?

          2. estufarian RE: menoum menoum May 5, 2007 02:35 PM

            I would have suggested Lee too!
            Haven't been to the Drake, but consider
            Coca - I see other restaurant owners here on Mondays.
            Kultura - more trendy/upscale and food is very good and wines by the glass very well matched.

            1. NoFixedAddress RE: menoum menoum May 5, 2007 02:59 PM

              Crush is nice
              I also like Cafe La Gaffe and they have a small outside patio to people watch
              Link: http://www.cafelagaffe.com/

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