Restaurants near or around AGO
My mother is coming in from out of town for Mother's Day and wants to visit the AGO. Can anyone recommend a nice restaurant nearby for lunch? Mom's not fussy but she prefers simple comfort food and I think FRANK will be too much for her.
My personal top recommendation would be Queen Mother on Queen at McCaul. I have been a long time patron of them and they are consistent in both service and food. At night they could be a bit noisy, busy, and crowded for some mothers; but, at mid-day they are usually much calmer and not all that busy.
Another thought is how is your mother on cheep and cheerful Chinese food? I've taken mine to Mother's Dumplings and Chinese Trad. Buns to much success and they're both close by. There are lots more options in Chinatown too. Our family is just about as WASP as you can get, and I think we all find dumplings to be just about the ultimate in comfort food.
I'd recommend La Bodega on Baldwin at Beverley -- just a few (3) blocks away. Nice brunch and atmosphere. Think it doesn't open until 12 noon on Sundays.
According to the Midi Bistro website, it is not open on Sundays at all. Lunch Monday to Friday.