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Affordable tasting or prix fix menus in Toronto

I'm looking for a great place to throw a birthday party for about 10 friends - at one time, we had had a great dinner at JOV Bistro - it was very affordable at about $50 for a multi course meal - I'd would like to find something similar. Suggestions? Ideally something that would accommodate gluten free needs.

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  1. What neighbourhood are you looking for?

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    1. re: sloweater

      I'm flexible re: neighbourhood - downtown core or accessible by TTC. Great suggestions, thank you everybody! Been to Jules, not enough atmosphere for this. Sidecar has a nice menu but simpler fare, similar to Tati Bistro's prix fixe which is great comfort food but a little more everyday. Based on these, and the previous link to a similar thread, I'm thinking Simple Bistro or Table 17 - haven't been to either but both have great menus. Table 17 has the BYOB option which is always nice with a party, Simple Bistro has the "diningdatenight 30% off option which is also good. Is one resto far superior to another?

    2. Simple Bistro has an upstairs which would work well for 10, the food is great, and they offer the whole menu as a $40 prix fixe (as in chose any app, main and dessert).

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      1. re: dubchild

        Wow!! I was just about to mention Simple as well!!!! Foodie minds do think alike!
        http://www.simplebistro.com/Home_file...

        BTW, the mentioning of JOV bistro brought back tons of fond memories! I had one the the best tasting dish in Toronto there - Prawns and potatoes in a black truffle sauce! Since JOV closed down years ago, OP's mentioning of a $50 tasting menu then will most probably cost at least $80 now!!

        1. re: dubchild

          We just went to Simple Bistro last night and the $40 prix fixe is no longer on the menu! I was quite shocked when we got the bill....does anyone know when this occurred? Service was less then stellar last night btw - we hadn't been for a few months and it seemed like all new wait staff. Food was still really nice! The rabbit and prune main - amazing!!!

          1. re: Shoops

            Yes, I just called Simple Bistro yesterday to book our birthday dinner and they informed me they have a new menu and no longer do the prix fixe! Darn! Also, someone had mentioned booking through datenight.com, of which Simple Bistro is a participating partner, in order to get 30% off the menu. For anyone interested, fyi, it's restricted to max six people, and you have to eat either before 6 or 6:30pm or after 9pm, so not exactly workable for a party. I'm going to check out Louvrier now.

        2. Here is a similar topic that was discussed in this thread:
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/829067

            1. re: flying101

              Oh Louvier looks great too! Hmmm, Louvrier, Simple Bistro or Table 17?

              1. re: mspapaya

                Louvier is putting out some tasty food!

            2. You could try Beast, they'll work with you to customize the tasting menu.