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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!

  1. iMarilyn 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 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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      MELCH 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 Nov 2, 2011 10:45 AM

        Thanks! I'll check them out!

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          JennaBean 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 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 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

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          JennaBean Nov 2, 2011 09:10 AM

          What do you consider west?

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            andrea185 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!

          2. simonj 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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