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.
Nothing groovy really comes to mind for me. Perhaps Supermarket in Kensington? Julie's Cuban on Dovercourt might also fit the bill.
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.
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.