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Tommorow night (Tues) 3 buddies getting together. Looking for nice food and drinks. In the have past visited places like Bymark

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Hi Hounds, If you can give us some options. We have never gone to Jamie k's. Not certain if this is a good option for us. Looking for some decent food, Could be a superb burger as that at Bymark or even a great crusted porkloin or superb pasta somewhere. Looking for a nice not to quiet atmosphere and good wines. Lunita??

Please give us some help....... Thank you,
Porto

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  1. Mistura might suit your needs to a tee.

    1. The Rosebud on Queen might be fun; Or Czehoski.

      1. Brassai or Lee's could work or Harbord St....good wines yummie food and great service...Miranda

        1. Crush might be a good call (although I haven't been since the reno).
          www.crushwinebar.com

          Also, Rodney's is in that area (if you're into Oysters).

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          1. re: Rabbit

            Thanks Hounds, sounds great so far. Can anyone weigh in on Lunita or Jamie k's.

            1. re: Porto

              JK Wine Bar is great. Great food, great wine list. Vibe is lively, though quieter at the tables than at the bars. Could be a great spot for your buddy night.

              I've read good things about l'Unita, but haven't been myself.

              1. re: Porto

                If you're looking for a slightly more boisterous ("not too quiet" as you put it) place, L'Unita might be a good choice. However, they're both really great options and I suspect you'd be happy at either.

                1. re: Porto

                  I backed off JK because I think the action is at the bar and three-at-bar is awkward. We've declined table service (in favour of bar) because it felt a bit staid.

                  Dunno about L'Unita. But I think Sopra (above Mistura) is a pretty cool venue (again finding Mistura, while excellent, relatively staid for boys night out).

                  Can anyone cook at Lobby, or is it really icky?

                  1. re: Rabbit

                    Like I said earlier, if good food and wine is your focus then Mistura would definitely be the place, and as mentioned above you could go upstairs afterwards to Sopra which is always hopping.

                    I have to say the last couple of times I've been to Mistura it was quite loud and happening. I know a number of guys that feel quite comfortable doing the boys night out there so I have to disagree with you on this one Rabbit.

                    L'Unita would be a good 2nd choice.

              2. L'Unita is amazing. Great food and service and atmosphere at not crazy prices. Everything we had was great; except for the olive oil lemon cake ( a waiter recommendation that was not as great as hyped up to be.) It is a great place to linger over drinks and appetizers with a great vibe without it being to clubby (unless you want clubby).

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