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Best fine dining in Toronto...on a Sunday

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Hello fellow chowhounders,
I've got a problem and I'm hoping you can help me out. Here's the situation:
My father-in-law is a serious foodie. He travels the world constantly and seek out the finest restaurants in every city he visits. In particular he loves french food. He is coming to TO and my wife and I asked to take him to dinner. His only request was "I want to go to the best restaurant in the city". The only problem is that the only night he's available to go out with us a Sunday night.
I've tried a bunch of the usual suspects (George, Splendido, Canoe etc) and everyone seems to be closed on Sundays.
Can I get your opinion on the best fine dining in the city on a Sunday?
Thanks!

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

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  1. Chiado would be my first choice for fine dining on a Sunday. Opus would probably be my second choice.

    Lai Wah Heen and Jacobs & Co (steakhouse) are open Sundays, and can be reserved through www.opentable.com .

    Although Starfish and Biff's wouldn't be considered fine dining by some people on this Board, they are upscale, and open for dinner on Sundays.

    Also see this recent thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/807564

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    Lai Wah Heen
    108 Chestnut St, Toronto, ON M5G 1R3, CA

    Starfish
    100 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON M5C1K9, CA

    Opus
    37 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON M5R1B2, CA

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

    Jacobs & Co
    12 Brant Street, Toronto, ON M5V 2M1, CA

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

    1. Best 'fine dining' on a Sunday is going to be tough!!!
      However, 'Best Food' would yield the following 'fine' options:
      - Western: Acadia Restaurant and bar
      - Chinese: Lai Wah Heen
      - Japanese: Sushi Kaji
      If your father-in-law is a 'serious' foodie, I would take him to Kaji!! Period!!

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      Lai Wah Heen
      108 Chestnut St, Toronto, ON M5G 1R3, CA

      Sushi Kaji
      860 The Queensway, Toronto, ON M8Z1N7, CA

      1. Agree with Kaji, Acadia and Chiado. Not the best of the best of TO but others open Sundays to consider:

        Scarpetta
        Buca
        Globe Bistro
        Sotto Sotto
        Harbour Sixty
        Il Mulino

        1. Agree with Opus - but Noce on Queen West is another option. Always impeccable service, terrific food and an extensive wine list. Ask to sit in the front room at the window with a view of the park.

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          Noce
          875 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J1G5, CA

          1. Is Kaji currently being renovated? Also, I don't know what the Black Hoof is like now but they should be open on Sunday night.

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

            1. Not fine dining, but Harbord Room, Ursa and Enoteca Sociale are open Sunday evenings. I'm going to Acadia this Sunday with a large group of adventurous eaters - which dishes should we share and which should we keep all to ourselves?

              Are any hotel dining rooms open on a Sunday evening?

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              1. re: Food Tourist

                For Acadia, you don't want to share dishes. They're not really big enough to share (except the rice pudding dessert), you know? That being said, they're all quite good. Great texture/flavours.

                Mind you, I've always done a tasting menu (9 @$99, and most recently, 7 @$39).