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Mar 18, 2011 04:06 PM

Dad's 60th Birthday Dinner

Hi all,

Just wondering if I could pick your collective foodie brains.

I'm looking for a restaurant for my dad's 60th birthday dinner. We'll be a party of 7 and my dad is a food snob...not surprising since *I* must have gotten it from somewhere.

It doesn't have to be overly fancy but the food has to be good (i.e. well cooked and good quality ingredients). He's loved C Restaurant, Araxi and Chambar out in BC and Scaramouche and the Black Hoof in Toronto, among others.

We're aiming for a Canadian/North American or French-ish menu (e.g. steak, game, fish/shellfish), and the venue shouldn't be too stuffy (e.g. Splendido), noisy and casual (e.g. Black Hoof) or corporate (e.g. Canoe). The option of a private dining area would be nice too, so we wouldn't feel overly self-conscious taking pictures of the big day.

Any suggestions? Auberge, Biff's, and George were a few I thought of. Le Select kind of gets noisy and Loire has received mixed reviews. Lastly, I know it's corporate and overpriced, but maybe North 44 since I'm assuming the food should be at least good and service decent?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

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

North 44
2537 Yonge St., Toronto, ON M4P 2H9, CA

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

The Black Hoof
928 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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  1. have you been to globe earth?
    sounds like it could be what you're looking for.
    i would avoid north 44....

    globe earth
    1055 Yonge St., Toronto, ON M4W 2L2, CA

    1. Mistura and Canoe are good choices and I also like Opus in Yorkville very chi chi Miranda

      265 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M5R1J9, CA

      1. If he liked Black Hoof he might like Woodlot.

        The Black Hoof
        928 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

        1. I think you need somewhere 'special' for this occasion.
          Check out Blacktree in Burlington. (or perhaps Eigensinn Farm if its open right now).

          3029 New St, Burlington, ON L7N, CA

          1. George is my go to fine dinning in the city but from what you describe above I would suggest looking at Globe Bistro on the Danforth as an option. It is not a fine dinning as George and has a Canadian/local inspired menu.