In about 25 days it’s my champagne birthday. That’s right I will be 28 on the 28th. So with the champagne birthday around the corner I wanted to do something special. Usually I let my birthday fly by, however this year I am capitalizing on the event to treat myself to a night of indulgence! I’ve already booked a night at the Ritz and now I need the perfect dining experience. That’s right, I’m forcing the beau to get dressed up and take his gal out. So here are my top three restaurants that I am contemplating. Maybe you can help me decide.
Hidden in a sketchy area on Queen St. East, this place looks like a little girl’s dream. Crystals, purple chairs and lovely chandeliers combine luxury, elegance and fairytale all in one. The attire is classy and upscale, a perfect fit for a champagne birthday and an even better excuse to buy a new dress. But I am not going in blind. The menu is very pricey and based on the reviews it appears George is one of those restaurants that make teeny dishes that look like pieces of art. So is it worth the cost? Well, fellow patrons give a resounding YES! In fact, the chef’s tasting menu is highly recommended. So the question is…am I worth $99? I think so 😉
This place was recommended by a fellow blogger, you should check out her blog “My life as a new wife” and the blog post. Also situated on Queen St. East, Table 17 is small, quaint, romantic and intimate. Urbanspoon and Yelp define it as modern French cuisine. Thankfully, if I don’t feel like spending money on a new outfit, the dress code is casual but the food is superb. The downfall? Apparently the service is slow and the restaurant gets really busy. But high-end dining without the “frou frou” is very appealing too.
Nota Bene is a trendy spot close to the theater district ( apparently but I have no idea where that is). Unlike Table 17, Nota Bene is open and in a large space with art decorating the walls. The place is classy with service and food that’s earned raving reviews. According to the website it was named “Best new restaurant” by Toronto Life, however I couldn’t find the proof.
So what do I choose?
Elegant but pricy?
Casual but busy?
Trendy but open?
C’est tout for now!