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Hip Toronto restaurant ideas needed - good food, service with terrace or outdoor space

I have friends coming into town in June who expect me to pick a hot restaurant for a Saturday night that has a terrace or some kind of outdoor space. Any neighborhood is fine as long as the restaurant is popular with foodies and food and service is great (not stuffy). It must take reservations and not be too crazy expensive. Ideas? Thanks everyone!

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  1. Any food types you'd like to avoid? What is your price point, expensive to me might not be expensive to you. :-)

    1. Enoteca Sociale seems like it'd be a good choice.. pending your answers to Jenna's questions.

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      1. re: justxpete

        Good pick for sure. Beast also has a lovely little patio but neither take resos for the patio which I think it a common theme.

        1. Probably not asian but otherwise open. Entrees below $30? Anything above that should be saved for anniversaries or expense accounts in my book. Enoteca Sociale is one of the few restaurants I've tried in Toronto since I moved here; but it was winter. I didn't realize they had outdoor space. Great idea!

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          1. re: nyrintoronto

            Enoteca Sociale has a really pretty little patio with a huge tree in the middle of it that shades the whole thing. Just a note that they don't take reservations for the patio.

          2. Consider Edulis, the next incarnation of Niagara Street Cafe via Tobey Nemeth and Michael Cabalo.

            The Carte Blanche option is an excellent choice. Exceptional food and hospitality from people who really know what they are doing. Foodies would be delighted by the chantecler chicken alone.

            The patio looked ready to go a few days ago in spite of what the Toronto Life article says.

            www.edulisrestaurant.com and here's the Toronto life blurb on their opening http://bit.ly/IESwXj