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Anniversary Dinner in Barrie area

fat potato Jul 24, 2012 10:46 AM

Omnivorous couple needs to find dinner spot to celebrate 17th anniversary in Barrie area. All suggestions welcome emphasis to be placed on quality of food. We have eaten at WD 50 in Manhattan and La Superica in Santa Barbara and were equally happy in both. We happen to be in Orillia this year and we are looking for someplace to celebrate.

  1. Jacquilynne Jul 24, 2012 12:26 PM

    A SoCal Taqueria and a Manhattan Molecular Gastronomy restaurant are pretty different. Do you have any clearer description of what you want? It might help people answer the question if they could narrow the criteria down a little.

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    1. re: Jacquilynne
      fat potato Jul 26, 2012 08:19 PM

      Sorry. What I meant to say is I am looking for anything that is worth eating beyond the chain restaurants that seem to make up Barrie's culinary landscape. What I should of said is fancy is not a prerequisite, and even a joint could make an anniversary special if it is the right joint.

      1. re: fat potato
        Canadatomk Jul 27, 2012 12:58 PM

        There are options - but some idea of what you are after would be good. There are plenty of good non-chain restaurants in Barrie. You have to give us some idea though .

        1. re: Canadatomk
          Canadatomk Jul 27, 2012 01:05 PM

          You know what - I'd really just go ahead now and make a reservation at The North downtown. The whole menu is great - my favourite is the Sea Bass. Marco is a very talented chef - you will not be disappointed. Their new location is lovely, although reservations might be tricky right now since Barrieliscious is underway...great food. There are so many excellent non-chain restaurants though - but then you may have only ever been up and down Bayfield Street - my hunch given your comment.

          1. re: Canadatomk
            fat potato Jul 30, 2012 07:30 AM

            Sounds exactly right. Please forgive the obnoxious comment about chain restaurants and thank you for the suggestion.

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