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looking for a Romantic and Intimate Dinner and Dance

Zoso Dec 15, 2010 11:12 PM

I have been looking for a Formal/fancy Restaurant that has dinner and dancing on a more romantic and personal/intimate setting. This is for a very special date where the lady can wear a nice formal dress and not feel out of place.

Most of what i find are more casual or night club and isn't what i am looking for. I'm looking for possibly live music that we can dance to and something that may cater to the younger crowds (we are in our mid 20's). But as i said before this is for a more romantic and intimate date for some quiet talking, and spending time together

Any suggestions?

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    CocoTO RE: Zoso Dec 16, 2010 07:13 AM

    Okay, I'm going to take a stab at this (I suspect the lack of response so far is that your request is a tall order!)

    Don't think you're going to get everything you're looking for in one place, but I'll start the conversation with somewhere that I think might fit for atmosphere ... The Fifth Grill - table by the fire, pianist playing, heated outdoor terrace where maybe you could sneak off to for a dance. The cuisine isn't going to be the best in the city, but it should be at least OK ...

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      FrenchSoda RE: Zoso Dec 16, 2010 12:18 PM

      Seriously hard one.There are almost no places for dinner and dancing in Toronto. I'm a ballroom dancer and I've been looking for ages.

      NOT good food, but if you want an evening dancing to waltz/foxtrot etc., The West Way Dance Club on Evans is a good place. On Sunday nights people will dress up and you can take the floor. (There's also a buffet dinner, but ick. You'd be going for the dancing, not the food. My dance partner and I always stay away from it...) It's not fancy but there are lots of tables and you can find a dark corner ;)

      I have also heard good things about the Old Mill for nice romantic dinner and dancing, but haven't been so I can't personally comment.

      Old Mill
      21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, ON M8X 1G5, CA

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        torontofoodiegirl RE: FrenchSoda Dec 17, 2010 01:56 PM

        I was at the Old Mill for a private party once, and the dinner/dancing crowd were in the next room so we got a chance to observe. I would say the average age of the patrons was a good 4 decades older than the OP, so might not be the best fit.

        I honestly can't think of anywhere that fits the bill.

        Old Mill
        21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, ON M8X 1G5, CA

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        Zoso RE: Zoso Dec 17, 2010 07:11 PM

        Thanks for the suggestions i'v spent week looking and found the best way is to ask. Thanks for the suggestions, may just settle on a nice romantic restaurant and skip the dancing

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          ylsf RE: Zoso Dec 17, 2010 10:13 PM

          An interesting spot to check out is Reservoir Lounge. Again, it isn't anything special food wise (although the sandwich I had there was pretty decent although far from "fancy") the setting on a Thursday night was pretty intimate and there is a small dance floor for live music (was swing music when I went). Again, I would suggest a non-peak day of the week as I imagine on a Saturday night the small space could get crowded.

          Reservoir Lounge
          52 Wellington St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

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            TorontoJo RE: ylsf Dec 18, 2010 03:11 AM

            I thought of Reservoir Lounge first, too, but it doesn't really match the OP's request for a place where his date can wear a formal gown. It's an amazing spot with fantastic music, though!

            Zoso, the only place I can think of that might fit the bill is Palais Royale. The usually have a big band dance night a few times a year. People get dressed up, the space is beautiful and the big band orchestra is great. I'm pretty sure there is a dinner option for these nights. I took my mom there a couple of years ago and she had a great time.

            There's nothing on the schedule right now, but check this page occasionally to see if something pops up:


            Reservoir Lounge
            52 Wellington St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

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