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ISO Best restaurant for sharing big news?

morrigan Jul 15, 2009 10:24 AM

Looking for the best restaurant in the downtown core (Bathurst to Jarvis, south of Bloor...down to the lake I suppose) to break some big news!

Somewhere quiet enough to talk, easy to get into, as I want to go today, and hopefully with good food. I'd prefer to keep it cheap and cheerful if possible - money isn't the issue, but not too formal would be best. I can't think of a cuisine we dislike, so anything goes.

Any thoughts? Thanks so much in advance:).

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  1. Googs RE: morrigan Jul 15, 2009 10:27 AM

    Whenever the girls and I have to talk for a long time, we go to Volo. The service is generally very slow so you can while away the hours without a big bill.

    587 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4Y, CA

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      canadianbeaver RE: morrigan Jul 15, 2009 10:29 AM

      Just received some big news at The Host and it seemed like a great place to have that happen!

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        JennaBean RE: morrigan Jul 15, 2009 11:24 AM

        I think Mercatto at 15 Toronto Street would fit the bill nicely!


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        1. re: JennaBean
          morrigan RE: JennaBean Jul 15, 2009 01:59 PM

          Thanks all!

          It looks like it might rain after all (I know that's what the weather said, but it was so nice all day), so we may stay in the area...which is near Yorkville. Thankfully The Host and Volo are nearby...

          Any other suggestions?

          Thanks again:).

          1. re: morrigan
            Arcadiaseeker RE: morrigan Jul 15, 2009 03:52 PM

            You don't say whether it's good news...or bad news. Different venues for different moods I'd say.

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              vorpal RE: Arcadiaseeker Jul 15, 2009 10:56 PM

              That was my first thought, too.

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                estufarian RE: vorpal Jul 16, 2009 02:35 AM

                My thoughts were different.
                NEVER share bad news at a restaurant - the recipient, at best, will be embarrassed to react. It also smacks of manipulation by the provider of the bad news, to PREVENT a reaction.
                Restaurants are for GOOD news only!

                1. re: estufarian
                  Arcadiaseeker RE: estufarian Jul 16, 2009 06:20 AM

                  Sometimes a lowkey/no reaction is a good thing!! That aside -- what about Le Paradis? It's close to your area, reasonable, and I've always found it easy to have a conversation there. Make sure you book a table that's not in the front near the bar -- it's noisier there.

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