Great Restaurants near Air Canada Center
Okay, not a "great" restaurant but a short taxi ride and it's right on the water with a great view of the lake, boats, etc, which might be kinda cool for the 10-yr-old. (although I doubt the patio will be open). Upscale pub fare. Casual. The Waterside Bistro on Queens Quay
255 Queens Quay E, Toronto, ON M5A, CA
If the 10 year old likes sushi, you can go to Takesushi and he might find the sushi bar interesting. It's in the BCE Place.
I am not a huge fan, but 10 year olds would also like Richtree/formerly Marche in BCE
Steer clear of Jump/Ki/Bymark, etc. if it is tonight. Thursday nights are all about after work corporate drinking/picking up in those places, so IMHO, not suitable for a 10 year old.
I would normally recommend Beer Bistro for a good burger, but it will also be full of Thursday night drinking crowd.
If money's no object and you want to wow the kid, take him to Canoe and show him the view ;-)
Terroni is not that far by cab for good pizza.
I am not a big fan, but some people seem to like Hernando's Hideaway on Wellington.
they might, but too bad about the food there - Richtree is not great, but better than Spaghetti Factory (which is not hard)
it was an acceptable place over 25 years ago, but I think even children's palates have improved since then - speaking of which, does anyone remember The Organ Grinder. Have no recollection of the food, but I do remember the monkey with the cymbals
I agree with pescatarian, who wrote in this thread...
"Other than Marche, I think that 10 year olds might like The Old Spaghetti Factory: http://www.oldspaghettifactory.ca/loc... "
A few years ago a German high school band visited Canada. We billeted a couple of the young members, and the host high school's Birchmount Park Band took them to the Spaghetti Factory. They gorged themselves, and said afterwards it was a highlight of their trip.