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Patio Lantern Aug 10, 2010 09:51 PM

Picture this: My family. My fiance's family. They'll meet for the first time the night before the wedding. Where can we eat that will put everyone at ease?!

The party consists of 15 people, including a few lacto-vegetarians, two kids under the age of 10, and a few adults who aren't adventurous eaters (i.e. no Indian food; Spring Rolls is as Asian as they'll get). One parent's idea of a "fancy" restaurant is Canyon Creek Chophouse, but we don't want to go to a chain. That's a good point of reference in terms of price point and atmosphere, though.

We're willing to go as far north as Eglinton, as far west as Winston Churchill Blvd, and as far east as Islington. We're particularly interested in recommendations for Port Credit.

Suggestions by mid-September 2010 would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. South Carolina Girl RE: Patio Lantern Aug 11, 2010 06:45 AM

    Snug Harbour Seafood Bar and Grill in Port Credit may fit the bill. It is casual with a large covered patio, is right on the water so you can watch the boats coming and going, and the food is pretty standard. There website claims "The best restaurant in Toronto for corporate functions, parties and family dining." so I am sure they can handle the group size. I've been several times and enjoy the patio more than inside where it can be a bit noisy.

    You might also consider Grano's in Enfield Place near Square One. It is a very small family run Italian resto. You would definitely want to call and visit before deciding as they might need to hold other reservations to handle a group your size, but I really enjoy there good family, not fancy, fare.

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    Snug Harbour
    14 Stavebank Rd S, Mississauga, ON L5G2T1, CA

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      htownca RE: Patio Lantern Aug 11, 2010 09:46 AM

      How about one of these:
      Rosewood Bistro - http://www.rosewoodbistro.ca/index2.html - they have a section upstairs that might fit your needs
      Piatto Bistro - http://www.piatto.ca/ - might be a little small for your size, but worth asking

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      Piatto
      1646 Dundas St W, Mississauga, ON L5C1E6, CA

      Rosewood Bistro
      1900 Dundas St W, Mississauga, ON L5K, CA

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        ciaociao1 RE: Patio Lantern Aug 11, 2010 12:12 PM

        My recommendations would be Solstice near Port Credit (Lakeshore and Clarkson). If you wanted to do Etobicoke I would suggest La Verranda on Bloor and Royal York (just a bit out of your range)

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          Patio Lantern RE: Patio Lantern Aug 11, 2010 09:12 PM

          Thanks, everyone! Snug, Rosewood, and La Veranda all fit the bill! I'll check them out. I am a little worried that the first two only seem to have two vegetarian options, so fingers crossed they allow alterations/substitutions. I'm also glad to know of these places in general. I've lived in Etobicoke for about two years now and haven't heard of them!

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