Brunch with snooty relatives and toddler?
Uptight Republican relatives are coming to town for a conference and want to get together for brunch. The Gallery Grill at Hart House would have been perfect (good food, nice setting, lots of lawn/building for us to take our 2 year old away to when he gets bored, because he will get bored) but they're closed for the summer.
Any other good possibilities? I was thinking maybe something at the Distillery District - again for the toddler distraction factor.
A buffet might be good if someone can recommend a decent one. Not Hot House.
Would prefer downtown or on the subway.
May or may not fit but I just had brunch at c5 (ROM), very upscale, suits the snooty relatives. One could take the toddler during or everyone goes after to check out the ROM, the restaurant is an elevator ride away but it's pretty quick.
The cuisine is a little more avant garde but they have stuff like waffles and pancakes, I saw a very young kid and some families seated so I imagine they can accommodate you (nice staff). Just put a review up called "Brunch at c5 (ROM)" but can't seem to find it.
I like Le Select Bistro on Wellington St. The atmosphere is kid-friendly and they have a great kids' menu as well. Their foie gras is awesome... Their patio at the back has a water fountain (Perhaps that might entertain the toddler for a couple of minutes) There's also Brassaii on King St. which serves delicious fish and chips. They have a nice patio enclosed between two other buildings where perhaps you can watch the toddler play while dining. And if you like the Distillery, The Boiler House is not a bad choice either. I hope that helps and good luck with your relatives.
461 King St. W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K7, CA
432 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V1E3, CA
55 Mill St., Toronto, ON M5A 3C4, CA