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JustinBerbere Feb 21, 2011 12:20 PM

My sister is in town from Halifax and I want to take her to a great restaurant with a lively atmosphere and great food. Any suggestions?

  1. Herb Feb 22, 2011 09:50 AM

    Do you want to be able to hear each other speak without shouting?

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      childofthestorm Feb 21, 2011 01:33 PM

      Probably the liveliest spot in town is Guu. It's nuts in there.

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        JustinBerbere Feb 21, 2011 02:05 PM

        I've been wanting to try Guu! Thanks!

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        Guu
        398 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2A2, CA

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          JennaBean Feb 22, 2011 08:13 AM

          Guu is really lively and fun. However two important notes:
          1 - be prepared to wait. Usually about an hour.
          2 - there is a time limit for each table. I think it is two hours. Eat, drink, be merry and leave in two hours :-)

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          Guu
          398 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2A2, CA

        2. re: childofthestorm
          chocabot Feb 21, 2011 02:15 PM

          Seconded!

          Libretto and Marben as well.

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          Marben
          488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1E5, CA

        3. TorontoJo Feb 21, 2011 12:25 PM

          What part of town? What price point? Any particular type of food?

          In absence of answers to the above, I'll throw out Buca or Origin. Both lively and buzz-y and mostly very good food (oddly enough, avoid the pastas at Buca).

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          Buca
          604 King St. West, Toronto, ON M5V 1M6, CA

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            JustinBerbere Feb 21, 2011 12:36 PM

            Mid price range. We are open to any part of town and any type of food.

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              TorontoJo Feb 21, 2011 12:52 PM

              OK. Well, the two I recommended above are on the trendy/hip side. If you want something less along those lines, but still lively, then Tabule in midtown is great Middle Eastern food or Le Select downtown is a nice French bistro that is always busy with a nice buzz.

              There are probably a hundred restaurants that fit your description, so if you could narrow your request down a bit more, you'd get better recs.

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              Tabule
              2009 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4S 1Z8, CA

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

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