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LJS2 Nov 6, 2013 10:41 AM

I am looking to buy a gift certificate for a high(ish) end restaurant in the Yorkville area. It is for someone who loves to cook and eat well. Any cuisine will be considered. I have not eaten in the Yorkville area in years so I have no clue as to what is worthwhile in the area. Any help is appreciated.

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    fickle RE: LJS2 Nov 6, 2013 12:28 PM

    Joso's would be my choice.

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      mskatsam RE: LJS2 Nov 6, 2013 12:47 PM

      Midestro on Yorkville.

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        catherine88 RE: LJS2 Nov 7, 2013 04:04 PM

        I second Joso's, i like it best in the summer. the fish and risotto are divine. L'Unita is great, less expensive, a lively neighbourhood bistro. One at the Hazelton is a more formal dining room, a bit of a scene and while i like the food, it is pricey. La societe and cafe boulud are popular - I found the food at these two ok, but have only been once to each so can't really judge. There's always sotto sotto...still cozy and kind of classic.
        If you don't mind going just slightly up the road, scaramouche is the best of all. Food, service, atmosphere = excellence.
        Hope this helps give you some ideas to consider.

        1. Charles Yu RE: LJS2 Nov 7, 2013 08:30 PM

          One of the best tasting meal I had in Toronto was at Il Posto a few years back. The Calf's liver was absolutely amazing!
          Curious no one bother mentioning it nowadays?! Gone down hill due to kitchen changes??!!

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            magic RE: LJS2 Nov 7, 2013 09:06 PM

            Jacques Bistro du Parc.

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              LJS2 RE: magic Nov 8, 2013 10:19 AM

              Thanks for all the great suggestions. I ended up going outside of the neighbourhood and bought a certificate from momofuko as I remembered that the person getting the gift had been to the one in New York and really enjoyed it.

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                magic RE: LJS2 Nov 8, 2013 12:00 PM

                Great idea. Nice call.

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              Cerny RE: LJS2 Nov 8, 2013 01:28 PM

              For decor and eve food, how about Societe in the Colonade?

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