Lunch downtown for important client
Help! I need to entertain an important client who I am picking up at City Hall just after noon. Where's a great lunch place within walking distance (or perhaps a cab) that won't break the expense account? Anything up on Dundas worth looking at? Jump's too loud and Canoe to snooty. What about on Elm? Thanks for your help!
Moving on, some other options are One Up (Bay & Dundas). They have some 3-course prix fixes starting at $27 before tax, tip, & booze. Really mixed reviews here, but the space is nice.
For really special ambiance, La Maquette at King & Church has pastas in the avg $15-range and entrees in the avg $21 range. A lot of posters think the food is just mediocre, although they seem to have had a recent turn for the better.
another option -- right by city hall -- Osgoode Hall -- beautiful impressive building and interior (take a look at the photos online) -- reasonably priced but good food. You need to make reservatons -
130 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N6, CA
Try Lai Wah Heen if you don't have an aversion to Dim Sum. The dining room and service will reflect the importance of your client; it's not too noisy and the food is terrific.