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Dinner close to Thompson hotel (NOT scarpetta)

hungryabbey May 24, 2012 06:06 PM

Im looking for a restaurant within walking distance of the Thompson Hotel for a special occasion dinner. Any type of cuisine, price doesn't matter, I would like a nice atmosphere, preferably somewhere I haven't been before (not Buca, and NOT Scarpetta, ha). Any ideas? I have never been to Crush... is it still good?

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  1. justxpete RE: hungryabbey May 24, 2012 10:32 PM

    I would pass on Crush.. What about Beast? Marben? Not high-end places, but still good food... maybe if the new "Niagra street cafe" has opened, give them a try.. ? .. I don't know if those qualify as special occasion dinners, but.. oh, what about Jacobs & Co? Probably the best 'special occasion' type of place you'll find in that area. Wasn't impressed with Crush last I was there (2 months ago?)

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      hungryabbey RE: justxpete May 25, 2012 04:27 PM

      Hm.. I have been to beast but love it, so thats a possibility.

    2. ingloriouseater RE: hungryabbey May 25, 2012 03:10 AM


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        childofthestorm RE: hungryabbey May 25, 2012 04:14 AM

        Edulis is the name of the new Niagara St Cafe. I really want to try it out.

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          hungryabbey RE: childofthestorm May 25, 2012 04:25 PM

          Please let me know if you get to it!

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          miranda RE: hungryabbey May 25, 2012 06:25 AM

          Gusto on Portland just N of King has great food atmosphere Miranda

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            ylsf RE: hungryabbey May 25, 2012 05:28 PM

            What about one of the Susur Lee spots? Been there?
            Alimento is seems to be pretty good too. I only had wine and desserts but read good reviews of mains and it really transforms itself in the evening vs. the "grocery store" setting during the day.

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              hungryabbey RE: ylsf May 26, 2012 03:36 PM

              yah not a fan of Lee.. not sure Alimento is "special" enough...

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