Dinner and Dancing in Toronto
Once again I find myself in need of the expertise of my esteemed fellow chowhounders. My partner and I recently took ballroom classes and were wondering if anyone knows of a place to go for dinner and dancing. Preferably ballroom vs. exclusively latin or swing, although a mix would be alright. So far I have only found the Old Mill for this type of evening. Thanks in advance for everyone's help.
My sister and her SO were at the Old Mill last weekend for an evening out. Loved the dancing. Food not so good.
You could always mix'n match. Trinity-Spadina has salsa dance (practice) on Saturday afternoon evenings. Then you could eat afterwards alonh Bloor.
BTW where did you take ballroom?
Lula Lounge! Absolutely a blast for salsa, charming room, and a loose, happy vibe. You can eat there too or have tapas at Senor Antonio (next to Chiado).
There are quite a few places for ballroom dinner and dancing around, though I haven't encountered any particularly exciting food, I have to admit.
There's Q-ssis on Kingston Road, they do dancing most Friday evenings with a buffet dinner part way through the dinner (typical pasta, chicken veggies etc). Check ahead, their main business is as a banquet hall, so some Fridays they are closed. www.qssis.com. Smooth & latin dance, I'd say a just little heavier on the latin.
New Century Palace has dinner and dancing almost every night. Good (authentic) chinese food and good music. My dance partner and I were fortunate to have help with the menu though, the good stuff isn't written in English.
There's also the 30-Up Club, Famee and possibly a few others. E-mail me if you like - firstname.lastname@example.org.
BTW - no food, but the Palais Royale is open again after their renovations and they are having an event this Saturday. Swing & Latin. They are famous for having a beautiful sprung floor for dancing. www.palaisroyale.ca.
Thank you all,
We went to Lula, and were very pleased by the ambiance and the presentation of the meals. The set-up was a great change of pace and, unfortunately the night we went did not have any dancing, although it looks like a nice space for the dinner and dancing experience. Frenchsoda, thank you for the great information, I am sure we will get the chance to visit some of the places you recommended. Thanks again to the wealth of information shared by the members of chowhound.