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Jul 16, 2008 01:07 PM

My wifes 41st Birthday this Saturday night. 6 people ??

Looking for a nice place not too noisy with great food (decent portions).

Casual upscale.

Mains average $20-30.

Any area, most cuisines except for asian or curries.

Thanks Hounds.


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  1. Can anyone tell me if Simple Bistro is a nice place. They rec's I've read sound great regarding the food but what is the room like, small, warm, romantic setting or none of the above.

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    1. re: Porto

      Simple Bistro is pretty good. They now have their front open to the street so it won't be romantic on a Saturday night. Service is friendly and attentive and the room is clean and bright. And they're not part of Summerlicious, so should be easier to get in.

    2. Haven't heard much talk of Biff's Bistro on the board lately, but I always enjoy a meal there.

      1. Globe Bistro (Danforth/Braodview)
        If you like seafood, Starfish Oyster Bar -- yumm!

        1. Ooh, I just realized that Summerlicious is still going on this Saturday, and all the restaurants mentioned so far are participating.

          Maybe try Tappo in the Distillery District?

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          1. re: KayceeK

            you can get the non-summerlicious (ie regular) menus though at these places

            reservations maybe harder to come by for any place (summer-liscious or not) for 6 people this late in the week

            meh - always worth a try

            1. re: mac n cheeze

              I actually had the Summerlicious lunch at Starfish last Friday and they were turning away regulars, since the whole restaurant was devoted to 'Licious.

              1. re: KayceeK

                Interesting. I was there (Starfish) a week before liscious and they definitely said that the regular menu would be available during the liscious weeks. Now, that could have been dinner (where lunch may indeed have been reserved for liscious). I know many places (Canoe comes to mind immediately) that have a set number of liscious seats because some people don't want liscious.

                I personally try to avoid any restaurant doing liscious (regardless of which menu) because the service tends to be suspect, other things go downhill, etc because it's so busy. It's same reason I refuse to go out on Valentine's day to any restaurant

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