Restaurant recommendation with tasting menu for foodie boyfriend's birthday
Hi I'm looking for some restaurant recommendations for my boyfriend's upcoming birthday (it's next month). He's a foodie at heart that loves japanese food and is not too big of a fan of western restaurants unless the quality is superb for the price that is being paid (i.e. the price of the meal needs to be justifiable for the quality of food)! I think he's a huge fan of shellfish too, particularly lobsters!
Ideally, I would be looking for a restaurant that has a great atmosphere and view, in downtown Toronto, and one with a great tasting menu! He's already been to Kaji (even though that's not in dt toronto) and Omei for those who want to make recommendations based on food I said he likes. ANyways, any great recommendations would be great!! If these restaurants do anything special for birthdays please let me know too
A bit north of downtown (avenue / st. clair) but with a great view of dt landscape if you request it, it's currently Lobsterlicious at Scaramouche which they do very well. Choice of 3 lobster courses for $65 I think, so great value.
A sushi restaurant I've come to like as well that's DT is Yuzu (at Adelaide, just west of University). Dark-lit intimate vibe, not overly noisy (but not overly quiet like Kaji). They make a great omakase menu for you at the sushi bar, and they've got a great sushi selection.
Otherwise, places with tasting menus I've enjoyed but are all in the $150pp+ range: Colborne Lane, Splendido, George.
Good luck and great present for your bf's birthday!