HELP in YORKVILLE for FRIDAY NIGHT!
- kawarthagirl Nov 8, 2007 06:11 AM
Okay - I am taking someone to the ROM on Friday evening - yes, it's 1/2 price at night. And we wanted to get a bite to eat afterwards without breaking the bank.
I have booked at Jamie Kenney at the Gardiner for his prix fixe because it seemed reasonable - we're only looking for a light supper.
But now I've been reading that it's noisy beyond all belief, uncomfortable to sit there and the tables are really close, which my husband HATES!
So are there any other options that aren't Italian food, sushi or Cafe Nervosa? GAHK!
maybe you should mosey on over to yonge street? it's cold but really not all that far and the plethora of current threads regarding bloor/bay and yonge/wellesley will certainly reward you with something more fitting.
i generally try to avoid yorkville, but my only other suggestion for the area would be going to crepes a go go first (they close at 7, http://www.crepesagogo.com/) and then grabbing some drinks and a snack afterwards.
a ha! it finally hit me, french. i've never been here and so i'm not recommending it per se but you can check out other reviews for jacques, http://www.torontolife.com/guide/rest... . i've always been curious about their perched location and a good boite is always desirable.
I was there a few weeks ago and had the veal medallions. While it wasn't a particularly mind-blowing dish, it was far from mediocre. Ditto for my companion's roasted duck. French soup was terrific to start, and the creme brulee a nice finish. Good selection of calvados - a rarity in this city. Would I go back? Maybe. For Yorkville, this place is ok.
Here are a few options that might work.
Park Hyatt - Roof Bar has a menu with many small sharing plates that are reasonable and well-prepared. If you get there before 6 and are strategic, you could score one of the couches in front of the fireplace.
The Host on Prince Arthur. Haven't been to this location in a while, but have tried the northern one recently and found it excellent. Beautiful room, as well.
Cantine - Avenue Road and Davenport. While menu is predominately Italian, there are many other options. Area near the front has lounge chairs and plenty of space.
Whle the food at c5 has mixed reviews, the bar looks like a great space for a bevvie. MIght be an additional stop, if you like.
I haven't been in quite a while, but I'd advise against Trou Normande. I haven't heard anything good about it in years.
I don't know if you've been to the ROM on a Friday night before, but I warn you the line-up is killer. After going to all the trouble of getting into the building you might just want to break the bank after all and go to C5. Not that I've been. Just thinking of your logistics.