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Splendido, Amuse Bouche, George, or somewhere else?

uhockey Oct 17, 2009 12:15 PM

Hello all, I will be traveling from Ohio to Toronto for the Hockey Hall of Fame inductions in November and already have some plans with friends - a dinner at Colborne Lane, a brunch at Conviction, and a lunch at Canoe. Those noted, I am also going out with an old friend I've not seen in quite some time and we're looking for something great - both food and ambiance.

Thanks in advance.

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    childofthestorm Oct 17, 2009 01:12 PM

    Splendido would get my vote.

    1. Rabbit Oct 17, 2009 02:33 PM

      I'd go with Splendido too... although if you're looking for a room with a bit more buzz then you might also look at Nota Bene.

      1. jlunar Oct 17, 2009 03:08 PM

        Spledido get my vote too. Though I would call ahead. We dropped by tonight, but it was closed for private function.

        Nota Bene is okay, but louder/trendier.

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        1. uhockey Oct 17, 2009 07:43 PM

          Seems the answer is pretty unanimous.

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            uhockey Oct 18, 2009 01:08 PM

            Out of curiosity - are these recs based on reviews since Chef Lee went to Nota Bene?

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              childofthestorm Oct 18, 2009 01:29 PM

              Yes, I went recently after the changes. It was outstanding - I posted a review here.

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                jlunar Oct 18, 2009 09:30 PM

                Yep, I've been twice since the change-over. Would have been thrice, but I was thwarted..!

            2. Muffin__Top Oct 19, 2009 05:11 AM

              Hey uhockey

              I didn't post my review yet but I went to Splendido very recently and it was amazing! The service is still up to par, however the tables are very close together. I requested a special table when reserving as it was my 2 year anniversary with my fiance, and ended up getting a 4 person table for just the two of us away from the crowds!

              We shared the charcuterie plate which was excellent, fiance had the boudin noir pork dish where the pork was extremely moist and well accompanied by the corn succotash. I chose the lobster risotto which was extremely creamy and the lobster was perfectly poached in butter. For dessert I definitely recommend the chocolate pot de creme, it is heaven on a dish. We managed to get by with a bottle of wine for $250 which is amazing!

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