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Feb 5, 2008 03:40 PM

Valentine's Day on Student Budget

The other thread with Valentine's pre-fixe menus are great. But they are way over the budget for a student. Am I out of luck if I'm looking for <$40 a person?

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  1. Yep, if you want to impress your date. With that kind of money. I'd take care out for drinks at a nice bar like Soma.

    1. Of course there are lots of perfectly nice places that you could take a date for V-Day and remain within your budget. They may not be offering a prix fixe menu on that day (if that's what you're specifically seeking), but Kalendar, Seven West, Sotto Voce, and the Queen Mother Cafe are all pretty little romantic spots that won't kill your budget. I'm sure others can think of more options...

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      1. re: Rabbit

        Would def second Kalendar, it's a great little place. Another option is just getting gourmet pre-made food from a nice market like Pusateri's or Whole Foods and doing it at home...

      2. You can get a pretty great 3 course meal (not prix fix) for well under $40 at Le Paradis (though it may not be quite as romantic as Kalendar).

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        1. re: torontofoodiegirl

          But on the upside, Le Paradis will take a reservation (Kalendar won't).

          Actually, I found Kalendar less romantic than Le Paradis. But maybe that's because I was sitting on the patio at Kalendar.

          1. re: furhead

            Le Petit Dejeuner on King E has a darkened atmosphere, live music (the guitarist's hat is passed for tips), will take a reservation, offers a prix-fixe meal between $20-25 and, best of all from your pov, allows you to bring your own wine for a relatively modest corkage fee.