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perigee, george, canoe, susur...etc?

eatsies Nov 15, 2007 03:03 PM

it's not my birthday, but it was, and my parents want to take me and my boyfriend out for a good meal. only problem is, we're not sure where to go!
price isn't a concern (sorry dad!), but the food definitely is.
where's the best place to go in the city for something like this?

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    MaxieGourmet Nov 19, 2007 10:59 AM

    We were in TO over the weekend and had a wonderful meal at Splendido. Have previously been to Susur, Canoe, Thuet but Splendido really impressed me. Was it the food the best I have ever had ? - no, but close (the best has to be Alinea in Chicago). The service was really great. Did not love the room all that much - early on it was a bit empty however as more people arrived, it livened up.
    Also went to Lee which I love for its intense flavors although would not regard it as top notch.

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      marktheshark Nov 18, 2007 06:13 PM

      Auberge is a fantastic restaurant....two visits over three years and aces alll around

      1. skylineR33 Nov 15, 2007 05:26 PM

        In my opinion, Scaramouche is a beautiful place to dine if you can get the window seat, but for food, I do prefer Splendido and Susur. Splendido is the whole package (some may find the service too attentive) whereas Susur is adventurous. Personally, it is my top 3 in TO for fine dining.

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          Charles Yu Nov 15, 2007 05:37 PM

          Hay skylineR33, I've heard from 2 separate sources recently that Canoe's cooking is getting more and more impressive! Also, Canoe's chef Anthony Walsh just won the gold medal in a cook-off charity event that include Stadlander, Loseto, Aprile, Susur.....
          BTW, another of O&B restaurant - Auberge du Pommier is also on the rise since the owner wanted to enter it into 'Relais and Chateaux'
          Two potential re-visits for Toronto CH down the road!

        2. Charles Yu Nov 15, 2007 03:53 PM

          There's a similar post - 'Best high end dining in the GTA ' further down!

          My guess is, at the end of this posting everyone of the following will get some sort of a mentioning: Amuse Bouche, Auberge du Pommier, Canoe, C5, Chiado, Colborne lane, George, Lucien, N44, Perigee, Scaramouche, Splendido, Susur, Sushi Kaji, Thuet, Truffles. On a given night they can all be 'stand-outs'. However, for special occasions and if price is no object, I would choose Splendido over the rest. I beleive they are the only restaurant that offers the complete package ( food, wine, service, ambience, decor ).

          Enjoy!!!! and don't forget to report back!

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            gps_shag Nov 18, 2007 07:02 AM

            Out of these listed, my top 3 would be Scaramouche, Splendido, and Auberge - just maybe not in that order - hard to decide. Auberge has always had impeccable service. Just revisited Susur last month after a long hiatus, and I was still very happy with everything.

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