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Jan 14, 2012 07:19 PM

Need Help for One Night Out

Once a year, an old work buddy and I (both mid 40's) enjoy a decadent night out. In the past we have been to: Splendido, Nota Bene, Opus, Nyood, Colborne Lane, Provence, Scarpetta, Il Mulino. Both of us have large appetities and cost is irrelevant. I love Harbord room so that is an option. Also thinking about Antari, Enoteca Sociale, Campagnola, Ici....but could use some direction. Probably leaning towards, Steak house, Bistro, or Italian...but open to all suggestions...please help.

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  1. How about Jacob's, Woodlot or Mistura?

    1. Jacob & Co for steak - totally decadent boys' night out :)

      <<< not a boy :)

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      1. re: CocoaChanel

        Second this my fav steak in the city hands down.

        1. re: justsayn

          Only if you feel 500% markup on wine is fair.

          1. re: TexSquared

            Tex is right! Back about 4 or 5 years ago they gouged on their wine pricing. Fortunately that was a long, long time ago! Now and for the past 3 or so years, they are not only offering a great wine selection (not as good as Barberians of course) but the prices are in the same range as any other fine resto like Jacobs for instance. They also serve hands down the best USDA Prime steaks in Toronto, with perfect preparation. If you want Waygu go to Jacobs and it will cost ya! If you want the best USDA go to Harbor because it is truly the very best. And great bacon strips at the bar while you chat up the bar staff ; )

            1. re: justsayn

              I was so happy to hear they brought the bacon strips back! For a while, they were missing at the bar.

        2. Why don't you work your way through the Beast menu as shared plates? I would double up on the meat selections though, the 'poutine' is too good to share! Make sure you save some room for the sticky toffee pudding.

          1. Centro has bounced back after a lean spell. Worth considering.

            And George has been good recently too.

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            1. re: estufarian

              I agree with Centro. I've had dinner there twice in the last 6 months (or so). Solid.