A Groovy place to eat?
Hi Chowhounds: I have a friend coming in from out of town next week and will only have one night in Toronto. She has requested to go to a "groovy" place with great food for dinner. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for your help.
Thanks for your replies so far. Here are a few more details:
My friend has been living in Vancouver but is originally from Toronto. She has spent a lot of time in Paris and New York for work and was in the wine business for many years. She is also a fellow foodie. Age range from 25-50 approx.
"Groovy" to me, means a place that is lively, fun with an interesting mix of people and a cool vibe and good music. It also means to me, the current "it" spots of the city.
A couple of places that I was thinking of are Colborne Lane, Trevor and the new Terroni.
Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated!
Oh, that kind of groovy.
- Colborne Lane seems a good choice (but do note that they have a communal table so you might to request or not-request it as per your preference).
- I find Trevor totally over-rated.
- Lucien (although I haven't been there yet, I have enjoyed Scott Woods' cooking elsewhere)?
- And I think JKWB is lively, impressive and perpetually au currant.
I don't really know what that means... I guess it depends on one's personal taste, but perhaps:
- Univeral Grill - small, boho groovy with pretty great food (I recently visited for the first time and was impressed)
- Sopra - more upscale, elegant, supper-club groovy. Italian (Mistura's sister resto)
- the Swan - another neighbourhood fave. Comfort food in relaxed vibe that feels like an Edward Hopper painting
- Reservoir Lounge - groovy with live music. Might be hard to visit-with-friend, but a great vibe.