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Jul 4, 2012 09:27 PM

Nice, romantic restaurant for anniversary with girlfriend.

Looking for a nice place to go for the first year with my girlfriend. Nice setting is important, good food of course (since I am coming to chowhound), and service would be a plus.

I'm still a student, so i'm looking mains under 25, 30 top?

Any suggestions would be nice. Was thinking about canoe, but out of my budget, scenery would have been nice haha.

Thanks CHers!

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    1. re: .alias

      I wouldn't call Buca at all romantic

      If you like seafood/oysters, I find Starfish (adelaide st) and Zee Grill (Mt Pleasant) much more romantic. I also think 93 Harbord is very cozy and in your price range.

      1. re: CocoaChanel

        What about Nota Bene?

        Not overly romantic, but somewhat posh and in the price range?


    2. My suggestion is La Bodega on Baldwin. There's also a nice romantic feel walking down that street.

      1. My favourite for a romantic dinner is still Weezie's. Perfect for a pair on a budget too. When you book your table, ask for the one in the southeast corner of the room. You get a pretty view of the parkette and church across the street and you can canoodle in the corner. Apps, mains, and wines are all very reasonably priced. Service was terrific last time I was there say about a month ago. This summary is helpful:

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        1. re: Googs

          Googs- noticed I repeated your suggestion. Your reply wasn't posted when I started writing mine. I agree, Weezie's is a great choice for a nice dinner, with mains under $30.

        2. Weezie's, Tati Bistro, Le Paradis or Simple Bistro might work.

          The atmosphere on the patio in the evening at Elle M'a Dit on Baldwin is somewhat romantic, although the furniture is basic. Their menu is within your budget. The patio at the Boulevard Cafe is also romantic.

          If you order carefully, Scaramouche's Pasta Bar might work with your budget.

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          1. re: prima

            I think your choices are pretty darn fine too. Don't forget that both Tati and Simple are with .alias could have another 30% off everything AND a terrific night out. I'd still pick Weezie's over them though. There's just something about the place.

            1. re: Googs

              Le paradis is definitely a good call.


              1. re: justxpete

                Oh yes! +1 on Le Paradis.
                I had forgotten about that spot.

                1. re: CocoaChanel

                  Very romantic and a lovely place, "The Corner House" but not sure if it is within your price point...check it online....The place is lovely, both in the Summer...sweet little patio and in the Winter a cozy warm atmosphere...I think the food to my taste has been very tasty, well executed, nicely plated and combined with good service...a winner!

          2. It falls on a Sunday! i've been meaning to try weezie's for a long time, but it seems like it's never open. I will take a look at Nota bene and le paradis, I know she likes italian food, hence I was thinking about Buca