Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >
Aug 13, 2010 08:39 AM

Date night downtown tonight- where to?

Date night tonight with my man. Drawing a blank for restaurant ideas. Patio would be nice. Keep hearing people mention "South of Temperance".. is it worth the buzz? What's it all about?

Other ideas my fellow hounders ?


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Patio at George (quiet garden)

    Patio at Origin (crowded curbside)

    1 Reply
    1. re: curnonsky

      Second the patio at Origin. And will add the back patio at Sidecar. Two totally different experiences, both very nice.

    2. Patio at Globe (enclosed rooftop)

      1. Patio at Harbord Room....backyard and very intimate.

        147 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1H1, CA

        2 Replies
        1. re: Sam C

          I would definitely second Harbord Room. It's currently my go to place. They don't take reservations for the Patio if I remember correctly. The last time I was there I had a lobster ceviche that was light and delicious. I almost always get the burger there. It's reasonably priced and friendly staff and a great atmosphere. You guys can skip dessert and head over to Dessert Trends for dessert after, they have better variety.

          Have fun!

          Dessert Trends
          154 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

          Harbord Room
          89 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1G4, CA

          1. re: ragged25

            I was actually just at Harbord Room this past weekend and was able to make a reservation on the patio. But I did call like 30 min before I was about to show up at the resturant and they said if I came now they would reserve for me.

        2. awesome! great ideas. Thanks everyone.

          1. South of Temperance is not a great place for a date. It's sceney, very busy. More for people watching (if you like looking at suits). The food is very solid for what its worth, or at least the few dishes I've tried (the ceviche was a standout).

            South of Temperance
            20 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H, CA

            1 Reply
            1. re: Yum2MyTum

              The last two place's my girlfriend and I went to were great. Sidecar and Beer Bistro, both have nice patios.

              Beer Bistro
              18 King St. E, Toronto, ON M5C 1C4, CA