HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >

Discussion

First date - Need a recommendation where to go tommorow

Trying to find a casual yet trendy place to go for a first date tommorow in the city. I'm not from the downtown so I dont really know whats good to go to. Please help!! and fast hahahaha left it till the last min as always

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. Coffee and couch always works! hahahahah

    1. Opentable is showing availability for tomorrow at the following restaurants that may work with the limited information you've given (remember that it's also Summerlicious):

      -Ascari Enoteca
      -Barsa Taberna
      -Ciao Wine Bar
      -Cluny
      -El Catrin
      -La Bettola Osteria
      -Origin
      -Osteria dei Ganzi
      -Swish by Han
      -Terroni

      Lots of other restaurants available but you didn't say where downtown, what kind of food or how much you wanted to spend.

        1. I'm not looking for anything crazy. I like good food so I am willing to pay for it. Some place that isnt loud and crowded. ie community seating.

          Yea I realized its summerlicious, I guess close to the downtown core, or near by. I dont have a specific area

          1. Weezie's at King/Church is a date favourite. Excellent bistro kitchen, intelligent and reasonably-priced wine list, beautiful, dark, candlelit, intimate room. Plus there's the surprise factor since no-one's ever heard of it.

            +1 too on Ascari, above, though it's in the east end which might make it a little annoying to get to. The nice thing about Ascari is that either before or afterwards, you can make a pit stop into Goods and Provisions, what may be the best date-oriented cocktail bar in town.

            4 Replies
            1. re: biggreenmatt

              Although I appreciate what others have listed, @biggreenmatt you pretty much nailed what I was looking for. I'm thinking Goods and Provisions. Looks and sounds like my kinda place!

              1. re: biggreenmatt

                Weezie's isn't at Church - maybe Parliament? Quite a hike!

                1. re: biggreenmatt

                  I have to say that Weezie's was one of my least favourite restaurant experiences of 2013. It was hyped so much on CH but I didn't like it at all. Having said that, there was a couple that was their the same night and they seemed to be having a good time on maybe a first date :)

                  1. re: ylsf

                    Agreed it has gone way downhill over the past 5 years.

                2. Ascari is great food- but it gets LOUD- plus the tables are super close to each other so not a ton of intimacy.

                  Sidecar is worth taking a look at for a number of reasons- 1) the food is quite good- especially their crispy chicken 2) the sidecars are awesome. and most of the drinks i've had there are great. 3) service is great and not in your face 4) parking is ample. tons on college in that area 5) there's a great record shop across the street if you're into that- with a great selection of indie albums and also a ton of bars in the area to grab a drink after.

                  oh- also not part of summerlicious.

                  1 Reply
                  1. re: jinxie

                    I went to Sidecar on my first date with my fiance, and I thought it was a good first date place. Not too expensive, easy food, lots of cocktail choices and not too quiet or romantic! Easy to go elsewhere for drinks on College as well. They also have a great spacious back patio (inside of the restaurant is a bit cramped)

                  2. Trevor Kitchen and Bar.. right near St-Lawrence market.

                    1. Would love to hear where you ended up ... restaurant-wise that is :)

                      Hope it all went well.

                      2 Replies
                      1. re: mrsleny

                        Ended up just going to Goods and Provisions. It was ok, although the place itself was perfect, nice and quiet and not very busy so it was great that way I just wasnt blown away by the food.

                        Maybe I'll try another one of these suggestions for date#2 :)

                        1. re: GreggyK

                          *thumbs up* for date #2! my husband did a ton of research for our first dates together- it bode very well for us...date 1 was libretto, #2 was korean bbq- which is a great interactive 2nd date, and #3 was peking duck.

                      2. Too late I know, but maybe for your second date : Picnic in High Park.

                        Assorted goodies from the many food places on Bloor West, discretely served wine, sparkling water, and a sweety or two...

                        Work out more than great for me !!