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Food suggestions for a bday

Blackham Jul 3, 2012 06:22 AM

It's my gf's birthday next week and I want to treat her something special. I am wondering if you fellow chowhounds can come up with some good suggestions, here's the criteria:

1) she doesn't eat meat (seafood is okay though), so I am looking for a place w/ a good vegetarian/seafood menu.Even better if there's a restaurant that specializes a good tasting menu for her preference.

2) looking for a bistro/fine dining type of setting, we don't want sushi bar in this occasion. Good decor/atmosphere a plus.

3) My budget's around $100-150 for 2 people (without wine)

4) Downtown Toronto area preferred, but anywhere in GTA is good

Thanks in advance for the suggesions!

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    todc1996 RE: Blackham Jul 3, 2012 10:19 AM

    Starfish or George would both fit the bill.

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    1. re: todc1996
      JennaBean RE: todc1996 Jul 3, 2012 10:40 AM

      I don't think you could do either for $150 unless you ordered very carefully.

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      JennaBean RE: Blackham Jul 3, 2012 10:39 AM

      Woodlot might fit the bill. They have a full vegetarian menu and a meat menu. It would be within your price point.

      1. Nevy RE: Blackham Jul 3, 2012 11:02 AM

        Zee grill is my favourite old standby for seafood. It always has good food and decent service. It's not adventurous or exciting like a lot of the newer restaurants but it's always made my family and my extended family matriarch very happy (and she's hard to please).

        I also have been to Rodney by the Bay. It's more of a Bay street hang out but it has decent seafood with a bit more modern and sophisticated atmosphere compared to Zee.

        I know you said you didn't want a sushi bar BUT I would recommend Hoof Raw Bar as alternative. Great food and though it's based around small plates (which usually means $$$), we managed to be very full at $120 for a couple. The cured fish board is so good!

        1. ComerDemonio RE: Blackham Jul 3, 2012 11:09 AM

          What about Raw Bar? No reservations and not "fine" dining but fish and seafood oriented. I haven't been yet but it is downtown and I'll bet the decor/atmosphere would work for you.

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