looking for a place like the Harbord Room
Hello all - I was responsible for shepherding some out of towners a few months back, and I selected the Harbord Room, where an outstanding time was had by all. Now the pressure's on for the second time, and I'm interested in finding a second place with a similar price point and similarly stellar service, somewhere in the modern bistro range.
The out-of-towners themselves are pushing for Le Select or Nota Bene, both of which I'd like to try, but I want to make sure I present them with other options - They'd be delighted to try something they haven't heard of.
You might look at Union, Grace,Torito or Globe Bistro (maybe Sidecar).
I like Le Select and Nota Bene, although NB might skew a little corporate or LS just a bit un-special (I love the bar, but tables feel less special??)... still, I think your intuition is on to suggest that neither will feel like HR.