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kaiserbun Sep 29, 2008 01:43 AM

Hi everyone, this is my first time using this site so I hope people respond soon enough.
So hears the deal, I am stuck on thinking of a place to find for a birthday bash. I would like to find somewhere with a good environment in a good location. I'm in downtown Toronto but don't mind suggestions for uptown. Prices would range from $15 - $35. Don't mind what kind of menu, anything will do because I love food, and so do all my friends. Well I'm turning 20 in 2 weeks so I hope someone can help me soon because I have to send out invites before my birthday ends!
Thanks a lot for the help if any!

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  1. jayt90 RE: kaiserbun Sep 29, 2008 06:20 AM

    Starfish for seafood, but the steak is good too.
    Keg Mansion or Keg York Street, will fit your needs and pocketbook, but check out the threads here for the best things on the menu.

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    Starfish
    100 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON M5C1K9, CA

    Keg Mansion
    515 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON M4Y2H7, CA

    Keg Steakhouse & Bar
    165 York St, Toronto, ON M5H3R8, CA

    1. TorontoJo RE: kaiserbun Sep 29, 2008 06:39 AM

      Terroni on Adelaide would be a fun spot for a group of 20 year olds. They take reservations for their semi-private rooms, so give them a call. While I love Starfish, you might find it a bit boring for your 20th birthday.

      Torito in Kensington Market would also be a fun spot. I'm not sure whether they take reservations or not, though.

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        fickle RE: TorontoJo Sep 29, 2008 12:56 PM

        I second TorontoJo's recs and add Five Doors North at Yonge & Eglinton. On the subway line with options to build up your menu from small dishes in a fun atmosphere. Here's their website:
        http://www.fivedoorsnorth.com/

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        foxymoron RE: kaiserbun Sep 29, 2008 01:43 PM

        Do you mean $15-35 for an entree or the whole meal?

        I just got back from a good experience at Delux at Ossington and Queen/Dundas. We shared an appetizer, two mains, a dessert and three glasses of wine for under $100 (before tip).

        Torito is also good, but it may be difficult to share tapas with a larger group.

        1. robgm RE: kaiserbun Sep 29, 2008 01:44 PM

          what kind of atmosphere would you like? hipster? serious food stuff? cocktail, small plate?

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            kaiserbun RE: robgm Sep 29, 2008 07:19 PM

            hipster is definitely the type of atmosphere I'm looking for. I just recently went to the keg steakhouse on York and enjoyed it. Something related to keg steakhouse would be good. and I checked out five doors north and it doesn't give me a party scene kind of feel. But thank you for sharing.

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              foxymoron RE: kaiserbun Sep 30, 2008 09:24 AM

              I kind of think The Keg is the opposite of a hipster-type environment. It's all sort of clean and suburban to me, but I don't mean that in a bad way. I am a fan of the Keg.

              If you want a hipster joint with tattooed servers wearing tight jeans, a place like Delux is a good starting point for a fun night out. It's close to the Ossington, Sweaty Betty's and Communists Daughter--all good, "hip" watering holes. They're all fairly small though (except The Ossington) so not ideal for large groups.

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            Snarf RE: kaiserbun Sep 29, 2008 08:54 PM

            Terroni is a great environment

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              Cat123 RE: kaiserbun Sep 30, 2008 05:18 AM

              How about Supermarket in Kensington - turns into a night spot after dinner. Torito is a great tapas bar that is nearby but it may be too small depending on your group's size. There are also numerous fun options on College Street which has a very lively, fun crowd.

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                pancake RE: Cat123 Sep 30, 2008 06:28 PM

                For a hip environment that turns loungy at night, try ultra on queen west or spice route on king. Go early to eat and stay for drinks. Brant house is another option. Not sure what the age limits are here? Check in advance, they might be 25plus. The drake hotel and nyood are also these types of places. They have more of a party atmosphere. There is also alley catz at yonge and eglinton.
                Oh and I second the recommendation for supermarket.

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