Where would you go for your next great meal out?
Owe the GF a nice dinner due to a lost bet (don't ask) and she is partial to tasting menus. We both like new places over repeats if the reviews are positive and I need an idea for the next place to go.
Already been to
Beast (unbelievable whole boar dinner!!)
Thinking Blacktree as we haven't been there yet, but it's a bit of hike from downtown. I'm dying to try Hashimoto but even though it's my treat, she would have a fit if she knew it was $300pp.
Haven't done omakase at Zen or eaten at Hiro yet so those are also options.
For those who have eaten at many of these places, is there anywhere that we have to hit that we haven't tried yet? We both love the variety of tasting menus but it is definitely not a requirement; if the food is good, we're interested :)
Thanks for the reco's
I read a decent review of Quatrefoil but was trying to avoid driving from downtown unless there was something really interesting (Estufarian and other's praise of Blacktree has me tempted).
I have eaten at Auberge (before the GF's time) and although I never had a bad meal there, I was never overly impressed.
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Lucien does tasting menu.
I've only been once and it was descent. (but seeing you have been to most of the best your running a little lower on choices)
Forte Bistro maybe.. They don't have a tasting menu but I hear they are good. (Going in a few weeks to try it out)
Adega .. yeah.. I'm a fan just cause I love seafood and the service here is always top notch...nice and cozy.
Ive heard some good things about Portico Restaurant and Bar, Corner House, Opus, Frank and the AGO... but have not been myself yet.
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re: non sequitur
So tough but definitely a fun trip down memory lane.
If $ is no object, the private dining room downstairs at Colborne Lane was simply mind-blowing. I'm generally not a rabid follower of MG but I thought they did an incredible job of using the techniques well without being "gimmicky". The theatre of the setting, the professional service (esp the sommelier with interesting and well-matched pairings) added to the great food experience.
George's tasting menu (sitting at the "kitchen table" overlooking the open cookery) was flawless.
Eigensinn was for my 21st bday (back when the cost was "reasonable") but I can still tell you what we ate, course for course.
Have to save a special note for Beast. We did the whole-animal dinner (wild boar) and I truly believe it's something anyone who loves food should do.
The only reason I was able to keep this list to four was because Perigee closed. 2 of my top five meals ever! (Including a collection of Michelin stars in NY and London). Although, now that I think about it, Pat Riley's tasting menu at Amuse Bistro was pretty spectacular :)