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May 14, 2009 10:28 AM

What do you think is the most romantic patio in Toronto?

In your opinion...what is it?

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  1. Julie's Cuban on Dovercourt.

    1. Lol, NOW Magazine has their Patio Guide out today if anyone wants some prompting:

      But in my opinion, I really like Auberge Du Pommier and George for romance. The rooftop on the Fifth is nice too, but not quite as quaint/cozy. Maybe when the plastic comes off.

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      1. re: jlunar

        I should point out that I'm biased as Julie's patio was where my girlfriend and I went on our first date.

      2. The Rooftop Patio at the Hyatt -- but I'm biased too as that's where my husband and I had our first date AND got engaged there 14 months later.

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        1. re: geoprincess

          Sometimes the company can make anywhere romantic.

          1. re: jamesm

            As does one's personal definition. I find most patios too busy to really fit my definition, since I consider privacy romantic. The Rooftop is sunset, on a clear day with the light hitting all of the downtown landmarks just so...I can see how some would find it incredibly romantic. But with the bustling chatter of people out for drinks after work and tourists taking pictures of the view, it feels more Fabulous to me than Romantic. I once had a date on the back patio at the Queen Mother Cafe - there was only one other table occupied on the patio, and it was a rainy Sunday evening. Candle on the table, raindrops overhead, able to have a comfortable, quiet conversation. That's my kinda romance.

            I always enjoy threads like this, because it's fun to see what different people think of as romantic....

        2. Another vote for the Fifth... luxe oasis above the fray of the entertainment district. Amuse-Bouche has a pretty little front garden that still manages to feel like a secret. Of course you can't beat the Roof Lounge!

          1. Biagio on King St E at Jarvis (in historic St. Lawrence Hall) has a lovely patio.

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            1. re: tochowchick

              george has a great patio...try it....

              1. re: alisonb

                There is a wonderful patio at the "Intercontinental Hotel" on Bloor Street West (west of Avenue Road)....Lots of greenery, linen cloths and the tables are nicely spaced...has a 'luxe' feel! For a family patio I would choose two places, "Roma" on Bloor at Gladstone and the patio at the back of "Barraida" on College Street west of Shaw Street. These latter two are lively, they welcome children, oldsters and neighbourhood folks. I, personally dislike the 'scene' places (Diplomatico, By the Way)...perhaps because we're a bit older and less inclined to be 'hanging out' as opposed to having a meal/bite to eat..find them to be very noisy, particularly the Dip. "Boba" also had a nice ambience and even though it was right on Avenue Road, it managed a quiet vibe....

                1. re: pearlD

                  Sorry about the above post...I was just thinking of 'nice' patio's and forgot about the 'romantic' part of 'stoned toronto's' question.....I don 't think any of the places I mentioned are 'romantic' by any stretch of the imagination!