Dinner alone in Toronto on Monday
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.
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...
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).
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.