Exciting new places in Toronto's E Bloor area?
I am visiting my boyfriend next week after a) taking the bar exam and b) not seeing each other for months. We're staying right around Bloor and Jarvis, and for our first night would like to have a really memorable meal within a few blocks of our hotel. We're totally open regarding food genre, but looking for a dimly lit, exciting kind of place - i.e. a new restaurant that's really hot right now, exciting food and atmopshere (if it's also kind of romantic that's a plus!).
Not knowing much about Toronto, if this isn't the neighborhood for this type of restaurant, our second choice would probably be really good take-out and a bottle of bubbly for the room! (Which reminds me I need to post another question - where in Toronto does one find a decent bottle of wine!! We went to LCBO last time and I was pretty appalled at the selection... Question for another post.)
Hmmm.... I work at Bloor/Church (a block west), and I think the most exciting thing at Bloor and Jarvis is probably the hot dog cart outside the Rogers building. :) There's not too much around that location that meets your requirements, to be honest.
If you're up for a 20 minute walk, or a very short cab ride, how about L'Unita at Avenue Rd and Davenport?
As for the LCBO - try and go to one of the bigger stores for a better selection. There's a large store in the Manulife Centre at 55 Bloor St W (a block west of Yonge/Bloor) with a great vintages section.
134 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5R2H6, CA
Yeah, you probably won't find anything within a few blocks, but you are right on the subway line so maybe consider taking the TTC. You might be interested in this thread:
Otherwise if you like sushi you could try Ichiriki on Bloor. Not romantic by any means but good sushi.
Best of luck!!!
120 Bloor St E, Toronto, ON M4W1B7, CA