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Five Doors North

5dnFive Doors North at 2088 Yonge St. has become our go-to spot for a nice but casual meal.  It’s got all the requisites for a perfect night out: amazing service, funky décor, and excellent food.  We usually order a few tapas plates to start – the Prosciutto rolls with arugula, goat cheese & figs should not be missed.  But the highlight is always the gnocchi – a different selection each day.  In addition to the standard menu choices there is always a special and it’s hard to go wrong.

Did I mention the wine list? There is a diverse selection and they proudly serve a number of bottles under $40 in a coffee can wrapped in vintage magazine ads.  Perhaps not enough to satisfy a true connoisseur but enough to keep this amateur oenophile happy.

The name has a story you don’t need to know because the funky décor implies it was just a crazy idea scribbled on a napkin by an aspiring chef.  The service and prices leave no question: these people love what they do.  The place is anything but pretentious, has something for everyone, and is guaranteed to impress anyone.

You’ll feel like a regular as soon as you come in and decide to become one before you leave.