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artvandelay48 Sep 12, 2011 05:49 AM

Hi,
My wife and I will be staying in toronto for a night in december and we're looking for somewhere for a nice meal. We are from the Toronto area but have been living abroad for the last ten years so we're out of the loop, resto-wise.
Can someone please recommend somewhere that's nice, funky and not stuffy. Decent food but not too pricey (under 40 CAD for an entree). Somewhat casual but still romantic.
I hope I am not asking the impossible.

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  1. Charles Yu RE: artvandelay48 Sep 12, 2011 06:05 AM

    Splendido!

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

    1. iMarilyn RE: artvandelay48 Sep 12, 2011 06:46 AM

      Woodlot
      Black Hoof
      Beast

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

      1. smudgebee RE: artvandelay48 Sep 12, 2011 01:54 PM

        Foxleys
        Bistro 990 (maybe too stuffy)
        Cava
        Marben
        Chiado

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        Foxley
        207 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J2Z8, CA

        Chiado
        864 College Street West, Toronto, ON M6H 1A3, CA

        Bistro 990
        990 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5S3A8, CA

        Cava
        1560 Yonge St., Toronto, ON M4T 2S9, CA

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

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          artvandelay48 RE: artvandelay48 Sep 15, 2011 02:33 AM

          Thanks folks. So far, Woodlot and Beast are looking promising. I haven't been able to find a menu for Woodlot. Any idea where I could get one?

          Also, what are Biff's Bistro and Le Select like?

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

          Biff's Bistro
          4 Front St. E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2, CA

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            CocoaChanel RE: artvandelay48 Sep 15, 2011 03:34 AM

            I find Biff's completely unremarkable. Not bad, not great - just very forgettable, really.
            Le Select is a much more solid option, IMO. The food and atmosphere much more interesting,

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

            1. re: CocoaChanel
              ottawaoperadiva RE: CocoaChanel Sep 15, 2011 07:59 AM

              I went to Biff's Bistro during Summerlicious and really enjoyed my meal. (I reviewed it in the Summerlicious 2011 thread.) Earlier reviews on Chowhound indicate it was mediocre at best but more recent reviews indicate it is improving. The new O&B resto Bannock has been receiving positive feedback.

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              Biff's Bistro
              4 Front St. E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2, CA

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              JennaBean RE: artvandelay48 Sep 15, 2011 10:21 AM

              No menu posted for Woodlot. Other hounds may have pictures of the menu.

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                jlunar RE: JennaBean Sep 15, 2011 05:10 PM

                Photo of a menu from Woodlot > http://www.flickr.com/photos/jlunar/5...

                I also have the dessert and veg menus in that set as well.

            3. JonasBrand RE: artvandelay48 Sep 18, 2011 07:07 AM

              Lucien

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