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Birthday dinner end of August

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Looking for ideas for a birthday dinner for 2 at the end of August. Friday or Saturday night.

I tend to do big occasions at Canoe - view, service, and food are hard to beat, but no Saturdays is kind of a problem. Birthday girl is a big seafood fan, so I'm wondering what you would suggest as an alternative.

Budget is flexible, would prefer the core. We are out on King W most weekends so I'd hesitate at King W, Liberty Village, or Ossington since they wouldn't seem too special.

2 major concerns: most of the best seafood places aren't exactly special occasion oriented (I love Rodney's but...) and are generally focused on raw food (be it sushi or oysters).

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  1. I would count Chiado as "special occasion" oriented and the seafood (in particular the fish) is top notch. If you want to do something really special, you could see if they would serve you in the wine cellar room. I don't know if they do that for parties of 2, but it wouldn't hurt to ask.

    If you don't mind going a bit further afield, Zee Grill is wonderful, though maybe not as high end as Chiado.

    And I've never been, but Joso's might fit the bill. Perhaps someone who's been there could confirm or debunk?

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    1. re: TorontoJo

      That looks great. Always forget about Chiado.

      I was wondering about Joso's, never been and rather hesitant about a new restaurant for a birthday.