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TO for wife's birthday

JonPi Apr 6, 2008 12:07 PM

We'll be in Toronto for one night for my wife's birthday (on a Saturday), and we'll like to go to a nice, romantic place for dinner. We'd like to go to Splendido, but I don't think we can afford it this year.

We'll be staying downtown, but we'll have a car. Any suggestions?

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    ascendance RE: JonPi Apr 6, 2008 12:17 PM

    How about Scaramouche? It's got an awesome romantic view of the city, and a great ambience. It's also a little cheaper than Splendido's.

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      Googs RE: ascendance Apr 6, 2008 02:03 PM

      Yes, if you're looking for flawless and romantic a definite big 2nd on the Scaramouche rec. The service is both astonishingly good and completely unobtrusive. The wine selection is great. The by-the-glass is also quite nice which is something that's impossible to tell by their website.

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        JonPi RE: Googs Apr 10, 2008 08:23 PM

        I'm glad to hear about the by-the-glass selections. The wine lists at a lot of Toronto restaurants were giving me a little sticker shock.

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      miranda RE: JonPi Apr 6, 2008 01:12 PM

      The Corner House on Davenport at Casa Loma...is a great little spot...small dining rooms and very good food...Miranda

      1. TorontoJo RE: JonPi Apr 6, 2008 04:36 PM

        Mistura is another good choice, and not a blow your paycheck type of spot (not that it's cheap). Skip dessert and go upstairs to their jazz lounge, Sopra for dessert and drinks. Very nice atmosphere.

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          grilledcheese RE: JonPi Apr 7, 2008 01:36 AM

          Amuse Bouche


          Beautiful, French, romantic and the best desserts in town.

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            millygirl RE: grilledcheese Apr 7, 2008 06:05 AM

            I highly recommend either Mistura or Scaramouche. Of the two, I think Scaramouche is the romantic spot. Mistura has become quite trendy these days since the opening of Sopra above. We went last Saturday night and yes it was romantic, but very loud. With the view at Scaramouche you can't go wrong. The food and service is top notch at both spots. Have a great time and please report back to let us know where you ended up Jonpi.

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              Yum2MyTum RE: millygirl Apr 7, 2008 06:53 AM

              Yet another vote for Scaramouche! Romantic, delicious food, perfect service... I couldn't think of a better place to celebrate.

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                JonPi RE: millygirl Apr 10, 2008 08:24 PM

                I will definitely reply with a report from wherever with go. Thanks for all of the suggestions.

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