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Lunch downtown

I have the same question: looking for a Toronto restaurant for a truly spectacular celebratory lunch. I'll look into all the restaurants mentioned here, but would love a little more explanation. Thanks in advance.

Dec 01, 2013
Lgirl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

looking for restaurant for anniversary dinner

Hey, thanks for the confirmation. That sounds like what we're after. The menu looks fabulous.

Thanks everyone!

Dec 11, 2009
Lgirl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

looking for restaurant for anniversary dinner

Thanks very much! I'll check them out online. Sounds perfect.

Sorry to put you out. This kind of thing is not easy to search for, when you don't have a restaurant name in mind.

Dec 11, 2009
Lgirl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

looking for restaurant for anniversary dinner

Thanks! I've been to Canoe, but I dislike the location. We both work in the downtown core, and I'd rather not socialize there, too.

Is the food at Nota Bene really superb?

Dec 11, 2009
Lgirl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

looking for restaurant for anniversary dinner

Four years ago, when I first moved to Canada from my native New York City, I went to this board for a restaurant recommendation for my partner and I to celebrate our first anniversary in Canada. You sent me to Splendido, and it was, at the time, truly splendid. (The maitre d' saw my post on this board and came to the table to welcome us!)

Since then we've been more focused on exploring restaurants where we live in Mississauga (surprisingly many choices!), and less expensive places in Toronto.

Now anniversary time is coming up again, and this year I'd like to go someplace very special in Toronto. What would you recommend?

It can be any kind of restaurant, as long as it features great food, great service and a beautiful atmosphere. Money is not really an issue, but value is. I don't mind spending hugely, but then it should be a very special experience.

Many thanks! I look forward to reading your replies!

Dec 11, 2009
Lgirl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

dutch herring in gta?

Yes, matjes is yummy, but this " nieuw herring" is unique. See above for link from Chowhound's NYC board.

Jun 07, 2009
Lgirl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

dutch herring in gta?

Thanks for your guesses.

Jun 06, 2009
Lgirl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

dutch herring in gta?

Well, I know what they look like. The torture is not having them!

The Herring I ate in NYC was great, but the ones I ate in Amsterdam, oh those many years ago, were *amazing*.

Jun 06, 2009
Lgirl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

dutch herring in gta?

Yes, it's fresh, salted herring. The Oyster Bar at Grand Central has them flown in daily. They're served split, with the spine/bones removed, with chopped egg, onions and scallions. As I type this, my mouth is watering! They are, for me, a unique taste. My herring companion and I would order 4 or 5 plates of them each. And if we could, we'd go 2 or 3 times during the Herring Fest. It only lasts a week or 10 days.

Re North Fish and Brandt Meats, do you mean those places might know where Dutch herring is served in the area? Or because they might sell them?

Thanks for the suggestions! If I'm successful, I'll report back.

Jun 06, 2009
Lgirl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

dutch herring in gta?

I'm originally from NYC. One of my favourite treats there was the annual Dutch herring festival at the Oyster Bar at Grand Central Terminal. (Treats is an understatement! I waited for it every year.)

Does anyone know where I can find Dutch herring in Toronto or anywhere in the GTA? I don't mean in a tin or at a deli to serve at home. I mean flown in from Holland in early June, served in a restaurant.

I know it's not green eating, hopefully you'll forgive that. Any ideas?

Here's a Chowhound link from last year's Herring Fest at the Oyster Bar.
http://www.chow.com/blog/tag/grand-ce...

Thank you!

Jun 06, 2009
Lgirl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

excellent pizza in mississauga

I thought there was only mediocre chain-store pizza in Mississauga, until I found Alexandra Hut, 19 Dundas Street, just east of Hurontario. (They have a second location near Eglinton that I have not tried.)

Fresh ingredients, huge variety of toppings, handmade dough - altogether delicious pizza. They deliver, and your order shows up promptly and correctly.

I've only tried the thin crust, because that's what we prefer, so I can't vouch for the thick crust. But the thin crust is excellent. They will even bake it well-done if that's your preference.

I'm from New York City, where people are fanatical about pizza, and most of the pizza I've eaten in Mississauga has been pretty awful. Alexandra was such a great find for me.

On a personal note... I used to use Chowhound in NYC, where I am from, back when it was a text bulletin board. When I first moved to Canada, folks here at Chowhound were really helpful to me in finding good food out in the suburbs. Thank you!

May 12, 2008
Lgirl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)