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Funky/quirky resto for birthday?

My boyfriend's birthday is coming up, and I'd like to find a suitable restaurant to celebrate. He doesn't like pretentious places or very traditional ones. For example, Le Select would be too traditional a setting. (I'm more of a foodie, so it wouldn't matter to me so long as the food is good). So far, he really digs the vibe at Ten Feet Tall and Tinto. He also liked the friendly, intimate atmosphere of Pop Bistro, as well as their food.
Any recommendations, preferably downtown, would be appreciated.

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  1. How about Tomi Kro on Queen East, Torito for Spanish Tapas in Kensington or Black Hoof on Dundas?

    1. How about Niagara Street Cafe, the Rosebud or Delux?

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        1. - Maybe L'Unita?
          - Universal Grill is an old favourite.
          - Second Rosebud or Torito

          1. Hi merlot - to me, funky and quirky are 2 different things so I'm not entirely sure what you're after. Tinto is laid-back and unpretentious so if that's your criteria, along with great food, I'd second the votes for Torito and Black Hoof. I'd add Harbord Room to the list. And though I haven't been yet, maybe Weezie's too?