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levendis Oct 31, 2012 07:28 PM

Looking for a place to go this weekend. It will be 2 (possibly 3) married couples for a dinner and night out without children. Cuisine is not an issue as none of us as finicky. We'd like to keep it a $50 pp with drinks included.

Music is almost a must, yet light enough for conversation. Anywhere within a 10km radius of Yonge and Eglinton

I know its vague but I guess I'm after music and ambiance primarily.

Looking forward to your suggestions.

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    crawfish Nov 1, 2012 03:11 AM

    Hugh's Room is a great place to see live music. The food isn't fantastic but it makes for a nice evening with dinner and conversation before then a concert.
    I've never been to Lula Lounge but I think it is similar just depends on what type of music you are looking for.


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    1. re: crawfish
      Jacquilynne Nov 1, 2012 07:01 AM

      Neither of those are good places to go if you're looking to have a conversation with background music, though -- in both cases, the music (and in the case of Lula, the dancing) is the focus and conversation will be somewhat difficult given the volume.

      1. re: Jacquilynne
        crawfish Nov 1, 2012 02:19 PM

        That's why I said dinner and conversation before then a concert. If quality of music is more important than food I think they are good choices.

      2. re: crawfish
        ingloriouseater Nov 1, 2012 03:57 PM

        and at hugh's room-god forbid you should actually talk or whisper 'while the artist' is on stage-they will threaten to throw you out even if 'the artist' is the really lame opening act and talking about 'clouds'

      3. MissBingBing Nov 1, 2012 04:16 AM

        Live music?

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        1. re: MissBingBing
          Main334 Nov 1, 2012 08:36 AM

          Harlem Underground

          1. re: Main334
            trane Nov 2, 2012 09:08 AM

            Upvotes for this answer! Wait.. am I on the right website?

            I think both locations have the live music, but I may be wrong.

          2. re: MissBingBing
            levendis Nov 1, 2012 03:19 PM

            Live music would be alright too, as long as it doesn't get toooo loud. Hope I'm not painting a picture as if we're geezers, just want to keep it light and fun.

          3. MissBingBing Nov 1, 2012 08:48 AM

            The Rex.

            1. prima Nov 1, 2012 09:14 AM

              Any kind of music?
              Pan has live Greek music on the weekend, starting at 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. I would think conversation is still possible. Christina's also has live Greek music on Fridays and Saturdays. Any time I've been at Christina's when they've had live music, conversation has been possible at the table.

              Have also heard some live music coming from 417 on the Danforth on several occasions when I've been passing by. Looks like they have live blues on Thursdays. http://417restaurantlounge.com/events.html Not sure if they have live music at dinner time on the weekend.

              Sopra might also be any option. http://www.sopra.ca/about.php Has anyone been to Sopra lately?

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              1. re: prima
                levendis Nov 1, 2012 03:16 PM

                I am Greek....willing to skip Greek tunes this weekend. Lol

              2. NoFixedAddress Nov 1, 2012 10:12 AM

                What about Mistura? http://www.sopra.ca/home.php<BR>
                Upstairs is the Sopra Upper Lounge http://www.sopra.ca/home.php<BR>
                NOTE: the Sopra Lounge website is LOUD MUSIC (not okay for work)

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                1. re: NoFixedAddress
                  estufarian Nov 1, 2012 11:40 AM

                  And will cost about 3 times what the OP specified!

                2. levendis Nov 1, 2012 04:12 PM

                  Thanks for all the suggestions from everyone.

                  Gonna put them out there see what we all agree upon.

                  Personally leaning towards Harlem Underground.

                  Thanks again.

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