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Jan 25, 2008 07:52 AM

First time in TO...

So i'm coming to Toronto for the first time next week, unfortunately during winterlicious (which is like restaurant week down here in Boston a.ka. get the hell out of town), I'm trying to avoid those crowds and prix fixe. Anyone know of some really nice romantic/date night spot for friday night? Semi casual would be nice...

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  1. You might find this recent thread regarding restaurants opting out of Winterlicious:

    3 Replies
    1. re: pescatarian

      great thanks! Anyone know of any good romantic spots?

      1. re: befrismf

        Opted-out of Winterlicious + romantic + good = Amuse Bouche

        1. re: HelloClarice

          Apart from their dessert medly, I was not impressed by Amuse Bouche's food. Their service can be lousy as well. For better overall package ie., food, wine, service, ambience , I'll choose George, Scaramouche or Splendido.

    2. I found this link on, hope it helps some.

      1. Il Mulino.
        Great food, beautiful wine list, terrific service, in an area of the city that if you don't know it you wouldn't know to go.l

        Il Mulino
        1060 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, ON M6C 2C9, CA

        1. George is a great little romantic spot - beautiful room, top-notch service and great food.

          I also always suggest the Distillery District to anyone coming in from out of town. It's a perfectly restored Victorian industrial district now filled with restaurants, bars, coffee shops, etc. They really have done an amazing job restoring it, and walking around the cobblestone alleys really is a unique experience within the city. The best food in the area (and some of the best in the city) is at Perigee. The nicest interior of any restaurant in the 'hood is the Boiler House - which is a stunning place to eat or just to visit for a drink after eating elsewhere (and they usually have pretty good live jazz on Fridays). There are also several great art galleries to hit before your meal, or enjoy a coffee at Balzacs...

          Great potential for an extended date night.

          Info on all of the spots mentioned are here