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Group of girls in Yorkville - advice please!

furhead Apr 11, 2011 02:02 PM

I'm going out in a group of 7 for a girls night out this weekend. The reservation is currently at Chimichanga. I have read some pretty negative reviews elsewhere so thought I'd check in here to see if people could vouch it's decent based on recent visits.

Otherwise, does anyone have a suggestion of somewhere that is moderately priced and can accommodate a group? Cafe Nervosa would be perfect, but won't take a reservation after 6.

A few that come to mind are Ciao Wine Bar, Toni Bulloni and Remy's. All have decent menus and are affordable, but I haven't eaten at any of those so helping the crew here can help!

Thanks in advance!

Toni Bulloni
156 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M5R1A8, CA

Cafe Nervosa
75 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R1B8, CA

Ciao Wine Bar
133 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1C4, CA

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    JennaBean Apr 11, 2011 02:05 PM

    I'm not sure what happened but I did reply to this before. I really like Caren's Wine Bar and I would say it is affordable.

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      TorontoJo Apr 11, 2011 02:26 PM

      Second Caren's Wine Bar!

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        furhead Apr 12, 2011 06:13 AM

        Thanks! I too love Caren's -- but I remember it being a small and intimate. Looking for something a little more lively for this bunch!

    2. Food Tourist Apr 11, 2011 02:12 PM

      For girls night out, stick to tried-and-true tasty food at L'Unita, Malena, Pilot Tavern (or Flight Deck), or wine and cheese at Caren's (they have food, too, like mac 'n' cheese, but limited menu).

      134 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5R2H6, CA

      Pilot Tavern
      22 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M4W1J5, CA

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        Snarf Apr 11, 2011 03:35 PM

        If you're looking for the whole Yorkville experience, Ciao might be the best bet. Very decent food, pretty room that can be very busy and fashionable. Toni's is okay, but it's very basic and quiet by comparison.

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          Dr. No Apr 11, 2011 05:09 PM

          Has the Yorkville Chimichanga reopened? It was still closed for repairs as of a week ago, and they're not picking up the phone.

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            furhead Apr 12, 2011 06:14 AM

            They took a reservation! I'm going to walk by tonight and check it out.

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            miranda Apr 11, 2011 05:38 PM

            Ciao is my go to in Yorkville amazing menu and great ambiance deep fried calamari is excellent Miranda

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              furhead Apr 12, 2011 06:16 AM

              Thanks for the advice! (in some cases given twice - since as JennaBean noted the original post got removed).

              I booked us in at Ciao since the group will appreciate the Yorkville vibe more than they will the food, and it sounds like the food is pretty good too!

              I appreciate all of your help and will let you know how it goes!

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                MeMeMe Apr 12, 2011 06:31 AM

                Good choice. Try their polenta fries! It's not the best food in the world, but I was surprised at how nice a place it is. Servers aren't snobby but friendly, it's a huge menu and it's busy and trendy without being obnoxious.

                In the summer I would 100% suggest Carens for your next patio outing.

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                  furhead Apr 12, 2011 09:16 AM

                  Great! It's a B&T crowd (to borrow the NY term) so I'm sure they'll be happy!

                  As for me (I live quite close) - I can't wait to enjoy Caren's patio once the weather is warmer at night!

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                furhead Apr 20, 2011 09:55 AM

                Wanted to update post event. Ciao was great - everyone was really happy with their Pizza/Pasta selections and the cost was completely reasonable. I had the lamb ragu pappardelle which was quite nice. Portions were generous and service was attentive. Nothing exceptional, but was perfect for our crowd and I'd go back as it's a good option in the neighborhood.
                It also put us in close proximity to Moroco Chocolat where we indulged in dessert/drinks after the meal! Thanks for the help!

                99 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON M5R 3K3, CA

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