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Please help me plan the ultimate 3-day dining experience in Toronto. Specifics within:

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Please help me plan the ultimate 3-day dining experience in Toronto. Specifics within:

Cthulette | Jun 15, 2014 09:19 AM

Hello all, I am visiting Toronto and would like to surprise my mother who lives there with an amazing series of dining experiences. So far I have decided on Splendido for Saturday dinner, 360 for Sunday lunch (so she can marvel at the view) and am considering the Sultan's Tent for Sunday dinner (so she can see a bellydancing show). I am trying to think up Monday ideas for lunch and dinner and am coming up short.

Some examples of places I have visited multiple times in the Toronto area and enjoyed include: The Queen and Beaver, Nota Bene, Crush, George, and Rogues, the latter which is in Mississauga. I was pleased with the food and wine choices at these and am interested in similarly good suggestions that will be new to both of us. Examples of what I am not interested in include Panorama (not crazy about the food), chain restaurants (though I do like the Mississauga Ruth's Chris location), or Medieval Times (a wonderful show but the food is not great).

What else I am looking for:
- either a fun experience with competent to above average food (such as my 360 choice above) or a phenomenal taste adventure with impeccable presentation (such as my Splendido selection)
- we both love fish including sashimi, and red wine. Since we will be drinking I prefer locations near public transit for stumbling convenience but I am willing to cab us short distances
- Ideas in downtown Toronto only
- I am in my 30s and she is in her 60s. If there are lounge / upscale bar suggestions, we would like an older crowd and - probably impossible to find in Toronto - classic rock or country music

Also, having never been to the Sultan's Tent, would this be a decent experience or a let down? I really want to dazzle my mother with the most exciting dining experience in her life. She deserves the best!

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