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hounding4chow Oct 22, 2011 01:59 PM

Hi all,

Looking for a restaurant in the Annex for a friday night dinner around 7:30pm. There will be about 8 of us so a place that handles reservations is important.

Seeking a restaurant that has a fun/loud environment, would be less than $50pp including alcohol, and sharing plates would be a bonus.

Last year we went to Nyood, looking for something similar but in the Annex.

Thanks!

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Nyood
1096 Queen West, Toronto, ON M6J 1H9, CA

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    JennaBean Oct 24, 2011 11:27 AM

    If you can go a little south to College street you'll have many more options for a good quality meal in a nice environment. I can't think of a single place in the Annex that takes reservations that I would go to for a celebration dinner.

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      hounding4chow Oct 24, 2011 11:31 AM

      Thanks, that is an option. Do you have any recommendedations on College?

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        dlw88 Oct 24, 2011 11:59 AM

        Torito is a good bday place, and not too far on Augusta.

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        Torito
        276 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2L9, CA

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          JennaBean Oct 24, 2011 12:02 PM

          I love Torito as well. Do they take reservations?

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          Torito
          276 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2L9, CA

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            dlw88 Oct 24, 2011 12:04 PM

            Yes, they take reservations. (it's been about a year now)

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          JennaBean Oct 24, 2011 12:02 PM

          I like both Sidecar and Grace on College. Acadia is also there but a bit higher pricepoint.

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        sake Oct 24, 2011 11:09 AM

        I live in the Annex, and there isn't anything in the neighborhood that comes even close to qualifying as a bday restaurant based on food and/or atmosphere. That said, Guu might be the closest, but it doesn't take reservations.

        1. peasontoast Oct 24, 2011 10:34 AM

          I think Insomnia takes reservations and it might fit the bill.

          http://insomniacafe.com/

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          Insomnia
          563 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S1Y6, CA

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            dlw88 Oct 24, 2011 10:53 AM

            Guu is by far your best bet. Have one friend go 45 minutes early to place the reservation and give them a phone number. I've never waited longer that that with a group of eight, and it's by far the best birthday experience in the Annex.

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            Guu
            398 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2A2, CA

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              hounding4chow Oct 24, 2011 11:22 AM

              Thanks for your responses. I was thinking Guu originally, but the fact that they don't take reservations worries me.

              Are you sure they will take your phone #? I just called and the woman said they won't take a phone #, but will yell our name out the front door when our table is ready. Going with ~8 people, it isn't practical to have to wait for an uknown amount of time. Hmmmm...

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              Guu
              398 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2A2, CA

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