Distillery District Help!
My 49th is this weekend and my wife and 2 boys (21) wanted to check the area out. I have not been for sometime and I was wondering what a good place for a casual dinner would be?
We are not looking for fancy but that does not mean we are looking for cheap either. Just want to dress casual and walk around and explore both before and after dinner. Any place without the loud music at dinner time (7ish) is okay. No problem if the music is turned up later in the evening. Maybe a place for dinner and a suggestion for after dinner would be great.
As always....thanks for the help!
55 Mill St, Toronto, ON M5A, CA
unless there's an event down there or you're going to the theatre, i don't believe anything actually happens in the distillery district at night. shops close up at 6pm (give or take an hour in either direction) and then all you're left with are the few restaurants along that one small strip. i've never understood it to be very exciting after the sun falls.
my preference would be to go earlier and grab a sandwich from the brick street bakery for lunch and then wander over to soma for a gelato snack after checking out some galleries. perhaps go to gilead or weezie's for dinner after if you really want to go back to distillery, but otherwise i'd move up towards leslieville for my evening fun. more lively with more options.
Most of the places have common management (Archeo, Boiler House, Pure Spirits). Out of these, Pure Spirits has the most consistent food with a fairly decent oyster selection. At the beginning of the tourist season, service can be hit and miss.
Mill Street has bad pub food and decent beer. I haven't been to Tappo, but don't know anyone who has been impressed.
You won't be wowed, but if you allow for some walking time and get some chocolate, it could be decent.
55 Mill Street, Toronto, ON M5C 3C4, CA
55 Mill Street, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4, CA
55 Mill St, Toronto, ON M5A3C4, CA