Need fairly upscale downtown restaurant rec for a Sunday evening
I have a colleage coming in from South America, staying at the Comsopolitan Hotel. As I'm an Oakville-ite, nto sure of what's good downtown that would be open on Sunday night.
The only thing that comes to nind is Lai Wah Heen.
Ruth's Chris and Barberian's both open Sunday nights, as is Hy's and I think Tom Jones: all high-end steak houses quite different from the beef and service your S American friend would probably have experienced at home - I'd say Chris if you want a corporate setting,
Hy's for most impressive dining room, Tom Jones for table service (caesar mixed at tableside, flambées and so forth) and Barberian's for a warm casual atmosphere coupled with high-end steaks and chops. For hotel dining, he might enjoy the sophistication and menu range of the Studio Café at the Four Seasons. I think Romagna Mia is open for excellent Italian food, ditto Batifole for bistro French. Just a few ideas...
from where in South America? Your colleague would probably want to do a verrry late seating.
In Argentina they're used to eating at 11pm. 10 pm in Brazil.
An Argentinian might find it interesting to try Alberta Beef, to compare to their own, fantastic product. I'd be scared to bring an Argentian to Italian here, they get such good Italian there.
Your instinct on Lai Wah Heen is good, I think. Chinese food like that is not as common in the big SA cities.