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VISITING Toronto WEDNESDAY thru MONDAY

6 of us coming to Toronto from San Francisco for 6 days, staying at the Sutton. Where can we have a great romantic dinner this Wednesday evening within a cab ride from the hotel?

Thanks in advance,

Hungry in Toronto

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  1. Go to George on Queen St East.

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    1. re: Zengarden

      Mildred Pierce and George are both great suggestions. However, I may lean toward George now that it's summer and their secluded patio is beautiful.

      To toss another suggestion into the mix, which IMHO offers more of a 'full evening' potential than the two earlier suggestions, is to visit the distillery district. it is a recently restored, car-free Victorian neighbourhood packed with patios, art galleries, coffee shops and restaurants. In one location you could wander the streets and see the amazing buildings, pop into a gallery or two, have dinner at one of the high-end spots (Boiler House and Perigee are both stunning), and end the evening with a glass of wine on a patio. would be about a $10 cab ride from your hotel.

    2. If you're steak eaters, you might like Carman's Dining Club, about 3 blocks from your hotel (http://carmans.sites.toronto.com/). It's an old-school steak house in a converted house with wood-burning fireplaces, 50 years worth of kitchy collectibles and waiters who remember what service was like in the good old days. The menu is prix fixe, including a bunch of appetizers, steak, potato and dessert. They do have a couple non-steak choices (lamb, veal chop, lobster, shrimp) and a few a la carte appetizers like shrimp cocktail and salads, but steak is the main event and the included appetizers will more than fill up the biggest eaters. Their wine list is quite nice, too. I've had a few romantic dinners there and the atmosphere is great for that.

      1. Go to Mildred Pierce, a wonderful place in one of the most unlikely corners of the city -- romantic to the hilt, and a great menu to boot: http://www.mildredpierce.com/
        Plus, it's closing in six weeks, so this is your chance to be part of history.

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        1. re: estragon

          Second this recommendation. Lovely, romantic atmosphere tucked into a minor industrial area. Wonderful food and good service.

        2. argh,lost my original post...
          Try Oro on Elm Street. It's within walking distance of Sutton Place. The food is inventive and upscale, but not outrageously priced. The atmosphere is classy, there is great artwork on the walls. If all of you are going, try booking one of their cozy private rooms.

          1. Mildred Pierce and George are both great suggestions. However, I may lean toward George now that it's summer and their secluded patio is beautiful.

            To toss another suggestion into the mix, which IMHO offers more of a 'full evening' potential than the two earlier suggestions, is to visit the distillery district. it is a recently restored, car-free Victorian neighbourhood packed with patios, art galleries, coffee shops and restaurants. In one location you could wander the streets and see the amazing buildings, pop into a gallery or two, have dinner at one of the high-end spots (Boiler House and Perigee are both stunning), and end the evening with a glass of wine on a patio. would be about a $10 cab ride from your hotel.