We're coming into Toronto from Cambridge, MA for a long weekend, as we try to do annually. We always hit Bulldog for espresso and Oyster Boy for Oyster Boy, but looking to try some new things. Gave up on Le Select ages ago, but used to love it, so thining of La Coquine and Citizen as possible replacements for the bistro thing. Also want to try Starfish as a counterpoint to Oyster Boy. We hear that Manic for espresso is a necessary check. Whaddya think, 'Hounds? Comments and suggestions?
To round out the picture, we're staying at the Drake on W Queen, but are very mobile. We like somewhat casual, fine cuisine, never the chains but love the funky off-beat. Good wine list a definite plus. Patio dining and we're in bliss. If you have a great Japanese place to try that's not too formal, we're there. Thanks ahead of time.