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Birthday dinner and entertainment? Alternatives to Sultan's Tent

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I'm taking my girlfriend out for her birthday (mid-20s) and I'm looking for a restaurant in the GTA that will offer a memorable unique experience ("entertainment" doesn't necessarily mean a show). Sultan's Tent was a candidate until I read all the bad reviews on here. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. Mambo Lounge on Danforth is a favourite of mine. On Friday and Saturday nights, you can hear live Cuban music after 8.30 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge. Food is delicious.

    1. Isn't there some place that does a dinner where the customers are involved in some sort of murder mystery play? Research it in advance though... could be awful!!!

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      1. re: Squeakycheese

        Mysteriously yours at yonge and davisville...i heard the show is fabulous but the food is nothing to talk about..but I find most dinner and show places the same

      2. What about Embrujo Flamenco? Dancing and tapas. Some of the reviews are mixed on the food.

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        1. re: Snarf

          How about Harlem? It's southern soul food with an upscale twist. On weekends, they have live music upstairs.

        2. If you can avoid Sultan's Tent...please do. I went there twice, the second time, they completely forgot the second course! Although the waitress apologized, and bagged the course, it wasn't taken off the bill. The bill came to $180...I think rather high for a place like this. It's a place that you go to once, and that's it.

          I would say go to Sopra Upper Lounge for jazz and food. Or Scaramouche for a lovely dinner, and then Panorama afterwards for drinks and music.