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Oct 11, 2011 04:09 PM

Recommendations for Birthday dinner

I am planning my wife's birthday dinner and its scheduled for Sunday Oct.30....It'll be for a table for 4..
My preference would be in the GTA, corkage if possible, otherwise a good/interesting wine list would be nice, budget wise I don't really have a set limit if the place is nice.
We've done Colborne Lane, George, Splendido and Scarmouche within the past 6 months, so lets rule those out.

Originally, I had thought about Nota Bene(haven't been there for over a year now) since they allow corkage, and food is decent with a nice atmosphere...But they are not open on a Sunday night.

The wine(s) that I am planning to open for dinner(if I bring them).
White - Order from the restaurant, probably just 1 glass per person
Red - Some of the candidates I am dying to open:
- 1997 Solaia
- 1997 Dominus
- 1997 Chateau Montelena
(1997 was the year my wife and I started dating, so thought might be nice to open one up, I don't have any of her birth year :( )...

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

Colborne Lane
45 Colborne Street, Toronto, ON M5E 1P8, CA

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    Anyway, Just throwing out some names.
    what about Ruby WatchCo
    Mildred's Temple Kitchen

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

    Mildred's Temple Kitchen
    85 Hanna Avenue, Toronto, ON M6K 3S3, CA

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    1. re: meatnveg

      Throwin' them back: Ruby Watchco and Ortolan are closed Sunday.

      Ruby Watchco
      730 Queen St E, Toronto, ON , CA

    2. Given the candidates you are looking to open, I would suggest Cava. I believe they wave corkage on Sundays and I find their food to be generally wine friendly.

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

      1. Sorry forgot, we took a bunch of bottles to the Black Hoof on a Sunday and had a great time. They charge corkage which I think was $25 a bottle.

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

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        1. re: dubchild

          Does Black Hoof take reservations? If not, how busy do they get on a sunday night? I would hate to have to wait 1 hour for dinner...the wifey would not be enthused with that.

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

          1. re: commie

            If you go at 6 pm when they open, no wait. Later, if there is a line, you can wait at their cocktail bar across the street.