Nice dinner in the 905 north
My wife and I love fine food, but we haven't been out in 8 months since our first child was born. With some relatives visiting, we've deceided to go out for my birthday in a few weeks and celebrate with a nice dinner. We'd prefer fine dining Hwy 7 and north, but could go down to Steeles. I'd say between Bathurst and Kennedy are our other boundaries (just in case we need to get home in an emergency!)
Places we've been up here, Terra (GREAT!), Richmond Grill (soso), Grand Island (surprisingly good), Brix (horrible).
Can anyone make some recs? We're at 404/Major Mackenzie so even stuff in Newmarket wouldn't be too far away.
Congrats on the new addition, and happy birthday yourself.
Unionville: Il Postino, The Chophouse, Blacksmiths
I have heard well of Lemon Bistro in Markham, but not eaten there m'self.
Same for Santos, Italian, at Royal Orchard & Yonge
Yonge & Glen Cameron (?): The Octagon.
Couple of Chinese recomendations: Ambassdor (W. Beaver Creek at Hwy 7) for elegant surroundings and excellent seafood. O-Mei, just west of Ambassador, great food, slightly less elegant (and more crowded) surroundings.
And, if you'd like to try Vietnamese, the new Vic Hong at Bayview and Major Mac (NW corner) has very good food at quite incredible (i.e. low!) prices.
I second the Unionville suggestion. Il Postino is good and just down the road is La Grotta. On 14th Ave is The School Of Fine Dining is also enjoyable. If you enjoy cesar salad the waiter makes it right in front of you as you watch him put all the indgredients together.