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Mar 23, 2010 02:08 PM

Rec: Resto for gentlemen's dinner that would focus on food vs scene

I'm planning a gentlemen's dinner. I'm looking for a place that would allow guys in their 30s to sit, eat and drink some nice beer/drinks. The focus should be on the food and not on the scene. one person suggested Spice Route and i think that's too busy/meatmarketty (from what I've heard).

Alcohol-wise: something that would have the selections that Black Hoof would have for drinks or the beer that Bar Volo would have would be great.
Food: something that is not as foody-esque as the Hoof but would still be a nice meal.

would Globe be a suggestion?

Spice Route
499 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K4, CA

The Black Hoof
928 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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  1. Good call on avoiding Spice Route if food and conversation is a priority - this place tends to lean more toward lounge/club than dining destination.

    If extensive beer menus are desired along with decent food, BeerBistro could be a good option:

    I've always had very good meals and service at Globe. Expect a lot of people on dates, however, and be aware that it's not exactly a boisterous room.

    Nota Bene is pretty much the same price point as Globe and the place is a little more active - which may better suit your energy level. It's not a pick-up scene, but there is usually activity around the bar, etc.

    The energy is slightly more relaxed than at Globe, but the service is excellent.

    Spice Route
    499 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K4, CA

    Nota Bene
    180 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A1, CA