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Pre-Concert Dinner in Toronto

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srqbeachgirl Jun 8, 2009 11:39 AM

My boyfriend and I are heading up to Toronto for a concert mid-July. (First time to the city for the both of us.) Concert is at the Phoenix, we are staying at the Drake. Need a recommendation for an early (say 7ish) dinner near one of the two locales. We lean towards smaller restaurants with great style and amazing food as opposed to loud cocktail-y places. (Don't get me wrong, though, we do like to drink!) Price isn't really an issue. Thoughts, anyone?

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  1. ChalkBoy RE: srqbeachgirl Jun 8, 2009 11:55 AM

    You're aware the Drake is a "loud cocktail-y place"? The Phoenix is in a bit of a dead zone, but the Drake is hipster central. Try Foxley, Pizzeria Libretto or Delux on nearby Ossington for interesting spots to eat, tho Libretto is a zoo but worth it IMHO IIRC.

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      srqbeachgirl RE: ChalkBoy Jun 8, 2009 12:11 PM

      Thanks for the recs, ChalkBoy. Have heard about Libretto from another friend. And YES very aware of the cocktail-y Drake - we are looking forward to enjoying a few libations there pre-post concert. Cheers!

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        estufarian RE: ChalkBoy Jun 8, 2009 03:02 PM

        Neither Foxley nor Pizza Libretto take reservations - could be a problem if you have a specific deadline.

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          torontofoodiegirl RE: estufarian Jun 8, 2009 03:40 PM

          I loved Delux the one time I was there.

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