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Lunch near Queen and John

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I just found out that I have a business lunch today (2 people) and I have to pick the restaurant. Lunch has to be limited to 60-90 minutes but I would like to stay away from the "fast food joints". Any suggestions for a place near Queen and John where we can have a sit down meal and be able to hear each other talk? I am not sure of their food preferences so I would rather avoid Indian or Sushi. Thanks for your help.

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  1. Possibly Peter Pan except I can't remember how noisy it gets at lunch. From what I recall, it's possible to have a normal conversation.
    http://www.peterpanbistro.com/

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    Peter Pan
    373 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V2A4, CA

    1. Is Tutti Matti too far? Adelaide and Peter? They have the $15 prix fixe lunch special which is really good.

      How about Nota Bene? Pricy though

      1. Actually, King Street and John is a better bet. Urban is quite decent. There's always good old Il Fornello's at Simcoe and King too.

        1. Marinela's Italian is good - it's on Widmer - kind of hidden. Really wonderful service and great food. Otherwise, I'd recommend Ravisoups - on Adelaide. I've heard Adelaide Street Pub is quite good, as well. Haven't tried it myself.

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          1. re: tp24

            Marinella's moved to 640 College.

            1. re: tp24

              Marinela's moved from Widmer to College last year, in the location that used to be Cucina. I miss the place.

              I second Tutti Matti and Peter Pan as solid reasonably priced places for a business lunch. If noise is a real issue, I find PP is often not too busy so is pretty quiet whereas TM is often packed.

              1. re: num nums

                Aw, too bad about Marienela's! Will have to visit the new location.

                I agree on Peter Pan.

            2. Ravi soups but it might be too informal for a business lunch.

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/408535

              Ematei at Queen & St Patrick for some of the best cooked Japanese food in the city.

              Nota Bene is probably the best suggestion for a formal business lunch that can be expensed.