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Jan 17, 2013 02:08 PM

Valentines Restaurant ideas needed

Valentines is coming up and looking for ideas. I'm looking for a nice romantic restaurant that won't break the bank around the downtown core. only restaurant I've looked at so far has been Blu and also looking at a European type menu

thanks for the ideas

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  1. Restaurants in the "downtown core" aren't typically romantic and are mostly on the expensive side. Do you mean "downtown-ish", perhaps?

    If so, I'd look at Edulis and Ici Bistro, leaning more towards Edulis, as it's less expensive and just as good (if not better).

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    1. re: justxpete

      downtown-ish is perfectly fine. I'll be driving so really anywhere around Toronto is fine with me

      1. re: angelos79

        In that case, I'd go to Edulis. I'd take a cab and share a bottle of wine or two, though (or bring your own, $25 corkage fee, as I recall). Order the 5 or 7 course tasting menu - you won't regret it.

        You may also inquire if they have a special valentines menu, or you might be interested in any number of their pre-ordered meals (rib-eye, chicken in hay, etc.).

    2. Richmond Station or the Gabardine might work. Wherever you're thinking of, book now!

      1. Edulis and the Gabardine are good suggestions.
        Depends how downtown you want to go, but Marben could be fun, or Harbord Room.

        1. I had the same question, and have decided on Adega. I'm looking forward to it.