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Looking for nice romantic restaurant (like David duncan house)

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Looking for nice romantic restaurant (like David duncan house)

I wanna try a new restaurant for valentines day and I do love the setting at the David Duncan House. Does anyone have any suggestions of similiar restaurants? or just some of your favourite romantic restaurants :) thanks!
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If you're looking for something similar to David Duncan house there's The School on 14th west of Kennedy.
I always got there surf and turf platter for two, can't remember what it's called but you get alaskan crab legs, giant shrimps (which looks like baby lobsters), filet mignon and scallops. Amazing food and very nice ambience.
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Thanks, it sounds pretty good! any other suggestions as well?
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Valentine's bookings are going fast! Better reserve now, wherever you go!
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Other places to maybe go:

Terra up Yonge and uh..7? is good too, (same owners as Auberge), but the atmosphere is less romantic than the others I mentioned. Susur is great too, but I find it modern, with yummy food. Thuett is ok, food is hmn.. ok, wasn't especially impressed.

If you really want to go all out, drive out to Eigensenn.

all info in my food thread. Updating it with Terra right now, in fact.

Also: Canoe and North 44 are always staples. I'd choose N44 over Canoe though. I've generally had more memorable experiences there.
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Canoe and North44 i've tried, and both were very enjoyable experiences, however i do love the old world charm decor more so than the modern simple look. Auberge was great as well but I wanna try somewhere new.
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mebbe go for George then - it's not ultra modern, but that classic look. Not as charming as Auberge until you hit the patio, but obviously, you can't right now :)
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oh and I was also wondering about the octagon? anyone have any experiences there?
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What about Rain on Mercer Street near King/John. It's in the "Made to Order" TV show on the food network. The food is amazing but a bit pricey, my friend took his girlfriend there and paid $250 for valentine's day and they didn't even drink but they did say the food was good. Anyone else try this place?
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boonjaca wrote:What about Rain on Mercer Street near King/John. It's in the "Made to Order" TV show on the food network. The food is amazing but a bit pricey, my friend took his girlfriend there and paid $250 for valentine's day and they didn't even drink but they did say the food was good. Anyone else try this place?
I like Rain a lot. It's definitely a place to try if you like asian inspired food, and a contemporary atmosphere. If you go, make sure to have a martini and their desserts. I'd budget between $250 to $300 for a couple, for a full meal incl tax and tip.

I didn't see Splendido mentioned yet, but I think the food there is absolutely stunning. Unfortuanately, it costs more than Rain.
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muffin wrote:Canoe and North44 i've tried, and both were very enjoyable experiences, however i do love the old world charm decor more so than the modern simple look. Auberge was great as well but I wanna try somewhere new.
The food at Canoe is solid, but I wouldn't recommend it for a romantic evening because the place is loud (polished concrete floors). The view, however, is nice.

Scaramouche is a great romantic spot because you get a great view of the city. The restaurant also frequently makes it into the top "x" in the city. The food there isn't "adventurous" which is a good or bad thing depending on your taste (I personally prefer a bit my restaurants to be a little more cutting edge).
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mmm.. scaramouche. I really need to go check it out sometime. also heard from fellow foodies that the food there isn't anything special.

Haven't been to Rain either, but I understand it's more trendy rather than romantic?
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JLunar wrote:mmm.. scaramouche. I really need to go check it out sometime. also heard from fellow foodies that the food there isn't anything special.

Haven't been to Rain either, but I understand it's more trendy rather than romantic?
Scaramouche is very very nice. Went there a few times and have enjoyed it. Of course it's not cheap but very warm restaurant. Though this year, i've decided to do something different...going to make my g/f dinner. i thought she may like it plus i can make a mean chicken cordon bleu. We've been to nice restaurants, and so i thought to truly show my appreciation for her i will make her dinner...my parents are going to be in Mexico so I'm alone on this one, so she'll know i did it on my own.

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