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Best High End Dining in the GTA?

It's the same question but I'm asking in a different place. Been to Susur, Perigee, ByMark, Canoe, Scaramouche, Centro, North 44, Coleborne Lane, Auberge, Rain, Pangaea, JK, etc all with good results. Where else and why?

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  1. Splendido seems to be the glaring omission on your list...

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    1. re: childofthestorm

      as does george, amuse-bouche, lucien and C5.


      because they're good.

      1. re: insideman

        Second Amuse Bouche....& Thuet, obviuosly....

      2. re: childofthestorm

        Re: Spledidio, It is glaring omission as I've never been but my camp is divided by those really like it and those who really don't. My bad luck is that every time I'm about to visit - I get a bad review and change my plans at the last minute.

        1. re: GordonCooks

          For the past three years and having had at least 2 meals per year there. NEVER HAD A SINGLE DISSAPPOINTMENT! If that is not 'consistantly' good, I don't know what is?! Especially if one is looking for the whole package of ' food, wine, service, ambience', Splendido is hard to beat and definitely cannot be ignored!

          1. re: GordonCooks

            Splendido is head and shoulders the best full restaurant experience (food,ambience,service and overall quality) in Toronto.

        2. 1. Lai Wah Heen. I've only been for dim sum, but this high-end Chinese is very elegant with excellent service and great food.

          2.Chiado might also provide a slight zag (Portugese).

          3. I haven't been to Truffles, but chef Lora Kirk seems like one-to-watch.

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          1. re: Rabbit

            Agree with Lai Wah Heen. Both Dim sum and dinner excellent. Though expensive by Chinese food standard.

            Chiado, though still good, but found the quality of food slipping a bit the past year

            Truffles is a must try! Found the food and ambience top notch. The 'lobster three ways' appertizer is awesome!

            1. re: Charles Yu

              Excellent dim sum at Grand Chinese Cuisine in Mississauga - I've heard that it's better than Lai Wah Heen, but I've only been to Grand, so I can't comment on the comparison.

            2. re: Rabbit

              Lai Wah Hee's regular menu is the most overrated and overpriced food in Toronto.

              1. re: wordsworth

                We went to Lai Toh Heen the other day and enjoyed it tremendously... Yes, it wasn't cheap, but it was excellent in both food and environment and service....

            3. Kaiseki Yu-zen Hashimoto - best Japanese high end.

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              1. re: gps_shag

                A friend on mine swears by that place on Prince Arthur
                can't remember the name???????????

                1. re: NoFixedAddress

                  Perhaps Opus or The Host

                  37 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON M5R1B2, CA

                  14 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON M5R1A9, CA