Upscale Saturday Lunch - uptown
It's my father's birthday and we were thinking about doing Saturday lunch at Auberge du Pommier, and found out that they don't do lunches on weekends. Bummer.
Is there a restaurant in North York, Thornhill, Richmond Hill similar to Auberge in terms of quality? I heard about Terra and Tutto Bene but never tried either, so wouldn't know if they could compete against Auberge.
Any rec would help. Thanks a ton in advance!
Perhaps you could see if one of the higher-end golf/country clubs is open to the public for daytime dining...
There are a lot of fancy Asian restaurants in the burbs. I don't know if you'll find anything as sophisticated as Auberge up there... I've been to Cynthia's (Asian), and can't remember how nice it was, but it was definitely much more upscale than Chinatown. I'd consider looking for Asian recos. I know there's an Italian place on Hwy 7, north side, east of Bayview that is good... Can't remember the name, but at least it's not a chain. Will keep thinking...
Moimoi, thanks for the info.
We live very close to Cynthia's and have tried enough times, so we decided to do something we don't do quite often. About the Italian place, if you can remember what the name is, that would help.
Otherwise, I am actually running out of options as most decent restaurants do not serve Sat lunches so I may need to make my life easier by moving it to Saturday dinner which involves tweaking of several people's schedules... but it's gotta be done if it has to come to that.
I wonder if daddy loves me as much as I think he should :) JK
What about the Octagon? I've only been to Spezzo's entrance... not my style (I'm definitely more of an Asian Legend type, which incidentally I love in the burbs, but it seems like you want something much more upscale). There's also Marlowe - similar to Spezzo. Rosa's Place on Finch... haven't been there, but want to go. I'm sure the decor is somewhat cheezy, but the food is supposed to be good. I'd check CH for all of these spots, as I can't vouch for them. I'm stumped on the Italian place. It might have changed hands.
I used to go to Ferrovia in Thornhill on Bayview. Small place, quite sophisticated... excellent food, reasonable prices, but not super fancy.
What about The Miller at Yonge/York Mills? Very nice spot... quite elegant.