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The Fifth Grill or North 44?

magicintern Dec 14, 2007 05:47 AM

I haven't been to either but am looking for an upscale romantic/cozy place with excellent food/service to take my wife to for her birthday. Would appreciate any insight you can provide as to which would be the better choice... or if you'd suggest something different that would be great too!

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  1. Davedigger RE: magicintern Dec 14, 2007 06:48 AM

    I've been to North 44, and it was meh. The food was average - I had the lamb chops - and I didn't feel it was worth the price.

    I haven't been to the Fifth, but everyone I know that has been raves about it. Especially the tasting menu.

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      Yum2MyTum RE: magicintern Dec 14, 2007 06:52 AM

      I have only been to North 44 on a Winterlicious dinner excursion and it was very underwhelming. I understand that there are limitations on what a restaurant like North 44 can offer during these kinds of promotions (which begs the question - why bother?)

      Anyway, I would highly recommend Scaramouche. It's lovely - the atmosphere is romantic and warm, service is perfect, and the food - oh the food! I would definitely recommend going to the restaurant rather than the pasta bar and grill that is connected to it.

      1 Benvenuto Place, Toronto, ON M4V 2L1, CA

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        burlgurl RE: magicintern Dec 14, 2007 07:04 AM

        I've been finding a confusion between The Fifth Grill and The Fifth..we almost had a christmas party at the Fifth Grill and half the invitees thought it was The Fifth..
        I assume you mean the Fifth Grill?

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          TorontoJo RE: burlgurl Dec 14, 2007 07:11 AM

          It used to be called "The Fifth" when it was high-end french dining. Now it's a high-end steakhouse and called "The Fifth Grill".

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            burlgurl RE: TorontoJo Dec 14, 2007 07:38 AM

            my mistake! it was the Fifth Grill and 5th Element where my groups confusion came from!

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          bluedog RE: magicintern Dec 14, 2007 07:40 AM

          I've been to both and much prefer The Fifth Grill. I prefer the room, and and further have never felt that North 44 was worth the extravagant prices.

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            commischef RE: bluedog Dec 17, 2007 02:56 PM

            Hey everyone, I was just curious as to what I should wear to this restaurant. I normally dawn a suit and tie but would a cardigan or v-neck pullover and tie be okay? I haven't been to this restaurant but I am going this friday. Any help with the appropriate attire would be appreciated.

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              bluedog RE: commischef Dec 18, 2007 06:22 AM

              I'd say yes, but I'm usually pretty casual.

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                tasoid RE: commischef Dec 19, 2007 03:56 AM

                No need to wear a suit and tie at all...I have eaten there dressed quite casually (even jeans with a jacket).. Enjoy your meal.

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                  Rabbit RE: tasoid Dec 19, 2007 04:33 AM

                  Agree with the above posters (and have popped in for late dinner in casual clothes)... but note that there is a club downstairs and the resto often does draw a hipster crowd, many of whom "dress to impress." This is, of course, a totally inane concept, but if you want to know the unspoken dress code...

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