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dinner tonight?

tochipotle | Mar 13, 2007 10:00 AM

I know it's last minute, but I'm wondering if perhaps some of you with a moment this afternoon might be able to offer some advice. My girlfriend is all dressed up today, so I want to be spur-of-the-moment romantic and take her some place nice for dinner. I have reservations at Colborne Lane. Here's where it gets a bit complicated.
Over $200 for dinner, as a sweet gesture, is a bit out of our price range - but I'm willing to do it if I can't come up with something else.
Here is my ideal - good food, but doesn't have to be the best meal I've ever eaten. Also, close to a subway stop would be nice, as we live in Bloor West Village, and I would like to buy her a bottle of wine and not have to drive.
If anybody has a suggestion for a nice place (okay, maybe not an exquisite place) for me to go close to a subway stop - then I would really appreciate it.
Just so you know, I've spent the morning doing research, and nothing other than Colborne Lane (just because it's new and special) has seemed to fit - other than the location.
She will be at King and John (but by all means, no need to stay there - actually, I would rather be along the Bloor line), so I've looked at other posts for that area: Fred's Not Here, SoHo, Chez Victor at Le Germain, Crush Wine Bar. Plus I've even checked out Splendido, Susur, Starfish, JK Wine Bar etc - but besides Fred's Not Here, they're all pretty much in the same price range, so it seems to make more sense to go with CL.
In BWV I've checked out Bloom - but wasn't too inspired by their offerings.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Thanks very much

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