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late night romance

cabernet05 Jan 5, 2009 08:29 AM

I'm looking for something open till around midnight-1am, price point flexible. I heard about Caren's in another thread and I really like the idea, but I'm not sure if its the best date place. Any recommendations?

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  1. Edith S RE: cabernet05 Jan 5, 2009 08:38 AM

    Black Hoof on Dundas West and Harbord Room on, uh, Harbord. Kitchens open till 2 am most nights. Small and cozy, a bit scene-ish.


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      OnDaGo RE: Edith S Jan 5, 2009 10:55 AM

      could just be me but the name "black hoof" just does not exude romance :-) even though I hear the place is great..

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        aser RE: OnDaGo Jan 6, 2009 12:03 PM

        forget about the name, I highly recommend it as a late night rendevous.

        Although both harboard room and black hoof tend to be chef hangouts during these hours. Depends if you're into that or not.....

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      torontofoodiegirl RE: cabernet05 Jan 5, 2009 10:15 AM

      Not sure if it's exactly what you have in mind, but 7 West is open 24 hours. Food's good but not great. It's casual, but in a dim/candlelit/romantic kind of way.

      1. Rabbit RE: cabernet05 Jan 5, 2009 02:32 PM

        I don't know if you're into hotel bars, but I think the Four Seasons or the Park Hyatt Roof bar are kinda romantic spots for a late night rendezvous.

        I also think Caren's would be a great date place.

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          cabernet05 RE: Rabbit Jan 5, 2009 04:45 PM

          Thanks for the advice everyone! I guess I should've tried to be more clear...What I was basically looking for was a place open past 10pm, conducive to conversation and of course, solid food/

          Now just deciding between Harbord and Caren's... I have to leave for a work assignment for a few weeks or else I would have just done both :(

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            pancake RE: cabernet05 Jan 5, 2009 10:17 PM

            7 west might be your place....Interesting scene, with dim lights and open 24 hours.

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              justpete RE: pancake Jan 6, 2009 05:06 AM

              Yeah, except the food is horrid. Drinks only.

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