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decadent, funky business lunch

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Hey Chows,
I need some ideas for a business lunch downtown for important business partners but they are from the arts world so I don't want to take them to anywhere that is too corporate.

Ideas?

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  1. How about 'C5' inside the ROM? I think they are open for lunch Tuesday to Saturday. Interesting place plus good food! What more artsy than lunch inside a museum?!
    Frank inside the AGO used to be pretty good, foodwise. However, recently, heard something negative?! Haven't eaten there for a while!

    1. The Gallery Grill inside Hart House at U of T is a nice place for a business lunch. Not funky or decadent, but certainly not too corporate. http://dine.to/profile_features.php?f...

      Lee also might work. I've never dined there at lunch. http://www.susur.com/lee/lee_lunch_me...

      If you want to dine closer to the financial district, Luma in the Lightbox might be a neat choice for lunch, although reviews have been mixed. I haven't dined there yet.

      Thought the portions were very small, and the food was mostly underwhelming, although the pastry basket was high quality, when I brunched at C5 last month.

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      Gallery Grill
      7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

      Lee
      603 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V1M5, CA

      Luma
      330 King St W, Toronto, ON , CA

      1. What about Origin (I haven't been yet, but reports are generally positive)?

        Nota Bene has a less corporate feel that those corporate-type restaurants, especially if you sit in the bar area.

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        Nota Bene
        180 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A1, CA

        1. I'd second the Origin reco...might just be the right mix for you.

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          1. re: stephen

            The Osgoode Hall Dining Room (Queen and University enter through front door facing Queen) reminiscent of a Dining Hall at Oxford Panneled walls ,Stained Glass also resembles Gallery Grill Make rez not open Sat/Sun Miranda

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            Gallery Grill
            7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

            Osgoode Hall
            130 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N6, CA

            1. re: stephen

              i was going to suggest origin too.

            2. I agree with Origin - the atmosphere is wonderful and the food above average