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ISO 'quaint' brunch place for the girls

Chocolatemama Oct 28, 2007 02:31 PM

I have a girlfriend coming for a visit and we are looking for a nice place for brunch. I am thinking of someplace that is not too noisy...someplace where you might find relaxing. It's our weekend without the kids and we just want to be able to sit and enjoy nice food in beautiful surroundings! Any suggestions?

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  1. xtal RE: Chocolatemama Oct 28, 2007 02:59 PM

    I'd suggest the Gallery Grill in Hart House.


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      Otonabee RE: xtal Oct 29, 2007 04:37 PM

      I would second the Hart House suggestion. The place is stunning, and the food is amazing!

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      jkm RE: Chocolatemama Oct 29, 2007 03:30 PM

      How about Kultura?

      They have an excellent quiet brunch in a gorgeous dinning room

      JKWB is good too - even more quaint

      1. Otonabee RE: Chocolatemama Oct 29, 2007 04:40 PM

        Another suggestion, if you are feeling upscale, is the restaurant at Holt's (I think it is on the 3rd floor?? I have been there with a few girlfriends on different occasions. Good people watching, beautiful and very relaxed.

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          millygirl RE: Otonabee Oct 30, 2007 05:16 PM

          Yes it is on the 3rd floor, just in from the ladies shoe department. Great spot, fab food and like Otonabee says, good people watching. Last time I was there, Rick Mercer was seated across from me. And it is a beautiful room, very hip!!!

        2. dinin and dishin RE: Chocolatemama Oct 29, 2007 05:47 PM

          How about afternoon tea at the Windosr Arms? My close friend and I always do a special lunch around Xmas and we love the relaxed nature of going for tea. There's little table turn over, so the place is calm and everything is well-paced. All you have to do is make a couple of decisions at the beginning and then just relax and nibble on a variety of sandwiches and sweets and sip from fine china tea cups.

          hope you find what you are looking for.

          1. redhead RE: Chocolatemama Oct 29, 2007 06:01 PM

            I've been hearing good things about Stonegrill on Winchester in Cabbagetown..had a look at their menu, it looks delicious! The room is gorgeous and they have a jazz group in on Sundays...

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              Chocolatemama RE: Chocolatemama Oct 30, 2007 07:58 AM

              Thanks everyone for the suggestions; some great ideas! The Gallery Grill looks very interesting, we might check that out.

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                xtal RE: Chocolatemama Oct 30, 2007 01:36 PM

                If you do end up at the Gallery Grill, be sure to try the ginger-spiked pear juice. It's simply amazing.

              2. orangewasabi RE: Chocolatemama Oct 30, 2007 08:50 AM

                wish is a nice place to just hang . . . brunch food is good and good brekkie cocktails too.

                1. Googs RE: Chocolatemama Oct 30, 2007 09:52 AM

                  Another simply beautiful room where you can relax and have an exceptional brunch is the Studio Cafe in the Four Seasons Yorkville. A ladies' brunch should always be near good shopping. Good luck in finding your spot. I hope it's the beginning of a tradition between you and your friend.

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                    TorontoJo RE: Googs Oct 31, 2007 07:59 AM

                    I second that recommendation. Leisurely brunch at Studio Cafe, a stroll through yorkville, then back to the Four Seasons for afternoon tea!

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