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Memorable Grad Lunch near Ryerson

jjmcq May 29, 2008 01:09 PM

Hi. My son just graduated from Ryerson and his convocation is a Friday morning in June. My wife and I would like to take him out for a memorable lunch downtown at an upscale resteraunt after the ceremonies. Looking for suggestions please - $s are not an issue. The menu must have some mainstays (steak, etc) as he is not too experimental in the culinary area! Thanks.

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  1. Rabbit RE: jjmcq May 29, 2008 01:33 PM

    What about Canoe? Great view (definitely memorable), and a reasonably familiar menu.

    I also wondered about George, but the food might be too "weird" for the less adventurous eater.

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      Dimbulb RE: Rabbit May 29, 2008 01:35 PM

      George has a burger.

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      miranda RE: jjmcq May 29, 2008 04:06 PM

      Canoe or Bymark...is George open for Lunch...Canoe has a memorable view and menu...and you can park in the TD underground....and take the elevator to the top...Miranda

      1. JamieK RE: jjmcq May 29, 2008 04:29 PM

        George is open for lunch on weekdays but I too wonder about the suitablity of the menu for someone not experimental. The burger item on the lunch menu is Veal Foie Burger, Pear Slaw, Aged Cheddar

        1. estufarian RE: jjmcq May 30, 2008 05:05 AM

          How about Barberian's?
          It's right there at Elm St and is always reliable.

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            11oclockish RE: jjmcq May 30, 2008 05:23 AM

            The dining room at Osgoode Hall might fit the bill. Great space, good food, and something a bit different for a special occasion. The grounds are great for family photos, too. http://www.lsuc.on.ca/latest-news/b/a...
            Because it is a working courthouse as well, you will have to go through a metal detector when you walk in - this means leave the mini pocket knife / screwdriver keychains behind.

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              mac n cheeze RE: jjmcq May 30, 2008 05:33 AM

              I definitely agree with the Canoe recommendation - the food and service are always great. As is the view

              Although likely a bit far, Harbour 60 does a great steak!

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