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Looking for nice place for girls night out in the west end

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andrea185 Nov 2, 2011 05:05 AM

Hi,
I'm heading out for a well deserved girls night with my BFF on Saturday night and need some recommendations for a spot in the west end. Looking for bistro type fare, good cocktail/wine list and fun atmosphere. Preferably on the subway line as I'd prefer to ttc it there and cab it home but not a deal breaker.
Thanks!

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  1. simonj RE: andrea185 Nov 2, 2011 06:37 AM

    hmm ? kinda tough if south west. but i'd recommend something like Moxie's at Yorkdale ?

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    Yorkdale Cafe
    1 Yorkdale, Toronto, ON M9M1B9, CA

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      JennaBean RE: andrea185 Nov 2, 2011 09:10 AM

      What do you consider west?

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        andrea185 RE: JennaBean Nov 2, 2011 10:42 AM

        Sorry! Should have clarified! High Park or The Junction would be as far east as I'd probably like to go, unless there's somewhere really great and then I'm open!

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        MELCH RE: andrea185 Nov 2, 2011 09:28 AM

        Earl's is fun and near subway with good drink menu and food, although not bistro style. Nota Bene is another idea.

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        Nota Bene
        180 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A1, CA

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          andrea185 RE: MELCH Nov 2, 2011 10:45 AM

          Thanks! I'll check them out!

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            JennaBean RE: MELCH Nov 2, 2011 11:56 AM

            Neither really fit the request of the OP. Both are downtown and not so girls night out vibe to say the least.

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              MELCH RE: JennaBean Nov 2, 2011 12:05 PM

              I responded to the original post, which said west end on subway line. As the location wasn't quite specific, I assumed she meant west part of the subway line. Not sure why you're saying they're not places for a girls night out, I've had girls nights out at both those places and they were perfect. Now that the location has been specified, I would obviously withdraw the recommendations based on location. wow.

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                JennaBean RE: MELCH Nov 2, 2011 12:25 PM

                Earls is a chain that doesn't have a good wine or cocktail list worth the price and the food is at best so-so. Nota Bene is more fine dining not bistro. Well it has a good wine and cocktail list it is not at all what one would call fun IMO and has a much more corporate vibe.

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                Nota Bene
                180 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A1, CA

          2. iMarilyn RE: andrea185 Nov 2, 2011 11:05 AM

            Earth Bloor West at the Jane subway is the closet thing to a downtown/cocktail vibe you're going to find that far west.

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            earth Bloor West
            2448 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6S 1P7, CA

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              JennaBean RE: iMarilyn Nov 2, 2011 11:57 AM

              Have to agree. I think this is the only place that far west that fits the bill.

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