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Romantic Dinner - - Staying at the Sheraton on Queen St

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jcm Dec 25, 2010 02:09 PM

In town on Monday for some shopping and dinner - - - We are staying at the Sheraton and looking for something tasty and cozy. Price is not an issue. Would prefer a Toronto staple - - - something that doesn't disappoint. We eat anything and would love something Asian or French or high end italian. All suggestions are welcome - - we don't mind cabbing around town. We are not looking to reach deep into the chowhounders suggestions. "Herb air" is generally a turn off. We don't need to try that hard. Thanks gang.

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  1. Herb Dec 26, 2010 03:42 AM

    Herb air???

    1. Rabbit Dec 27, 2010 06:02 AM

      Maybe Mistura for high-end Italian, although I'm not positive whether it's open on Monday. It is a reasonable cab ride from your hotel. I also like L'Unita and Tutti Matti (the second is a reasonable walk from your hotel, but it gets mixed reviews around here).

      For French I like Le Select, but it's a neighbourhood bistro-y spot and perhaps not as occasion-worthy as you might like. I do think it's romantic (ask for a booth). Le Select is also a short cab ride or a 15-20 minute walk from the Sheraton. I would describe it as both tasty and cozy. I love drinking champers at the zinc bar to start.

      And what do you mean by "herb air"... I'm guessing that you're talking about those newfangled hipster outposts, non?

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      Mistura
      265 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M5R1J9, CA

      Le Select
      432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V1E3, CA

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        jcm Dec 27, 2010 07:32 AM

        Thank you for the suggestions. We hit Mistura last year at this time and enjoyed. I will look into your other thoughts. By Herb Air I do mean the newfangled hipster outposts. I often enjoy chefs who push the molecular gastronomy, but just not in the mood to try that hard.

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        Mistura
        265 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M5R1J9, CA

      2. jlunar Dec 27, 2010 07:30 AM

        Has anyone been to Carisma? I think there were generally good review there. That looks pretty nice. Not far from the Sheraton. (Italian)

        There's also Splendido which is a short cab-ride away. (French/Continental)

        Asian and nearby would be either Lai Wah Heen or Crown Princess. I would deem neither cozy.

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        Lai Wah Heen
        108 Chestnut St, Toronto, ON M5G 1R3, CA

        Splendido
        88 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1G5, CA

        Crown Princess
        1033 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3A5, CA

        Carisma Restaurant
        73 King St E, Toronto, ON M5C 2V8, CA

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          jcm Dec 27, 2010 07:51 AM

          We visited Lai Wah Heen earlier this year and loved the food, but the atmosphere was a bit too boring for a night away from the kids. I really like the look of Le Select. Thanks gang - - - Chowhound rules!

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          Lai Wah Heen
          108 Chestnut St, Toronto, ON M5G 1R3, CA

          Le Select
          432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V1E3, CA

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            Aardvark Dec 28, 2010 05:54 AM

            Been to Carisma recently. I was underwhelmed and it was one of the more expensive meals I have had which is ironic given the review I read about it in the Globe.

            The owner is very nice but I would not consider it a neighbourhood resto (unless your neighbourhood is Rosedale). I will try again since it is very close to me.

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            Carisma Restaurant
            Toronto, Toronto, ON M5C 1G3, CA

          2. Herb Dec 27, 2010 10:58 AM

            Torito in Kensington on Augusta just south of College is quite lovely. Dark and tapas for sharing.

            http://www.toritorestaurant.com/

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            Torito
            276 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2L9, CA

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