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Nov 29, 2010 05:06 PM

Where to go for my bday...

Hey everyone,
My bday is coming up, and I need a place to go for dinner. Here are the requirements:
1. Open on tuesday
2. Preferably somewhere NEWish, or at least noteworthy
3. Nice decor, great food
4.High endish, no budget
5. No asian, indian, ethiopian etc.. has to be "global/continental"
6. Its just the two of us, so no worries about large reservations etc

Any suggestions would be wonderful. I have looked through the boards, but I feel a bit overwhelmed and need a bit of direction to guide my research. Thanks everyone!!!

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  1. There aren't a lot of new openings that match your description. I can think of none, personally. The newbies seem to skew towards comfort/rustic/value. Of you wish to go with 1, 2, and 3 -decor I'd go with Woodlot. I've only dined once, but me likey.

    1. I think Luma would fit this list of specifics. While I've heard other describe the space as boring I rather liked it.

      330 King St W, Toronto, ON , CA

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      1. re: JennaBean


        1. re: KARREN67

          Mercatto isn't a special meal place in my opinion. It is somewhere I got for dinner with a friend on a Wed night for a casual dinner. Good quality at that price point but no really a 'special occasion' type place.

          15 Toronto Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2E3, CA

      2. What about ordering a special "whole beast" dinner from Beast? Suckling pig for two could certainly make for a memorable birthday meal. :)

        1. Perhaps Maléna? Leans towards contemporary Greek/Italian/Mediterranean more than "Continental", but since both Greece and Italy are on the "Continent", maybe it will work.

          Malena Estiatorio
          120 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON , CA

          1. I would agree that Luma fits the specs here ... another wonderful (not nearly as new as Luma though) is Lucien Restaurant

            330 King St W, Toronto, ON , CA