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Suggestions for a fun dinner with senior US executives?

mehfood Sep 14, 2011 10:12 AM

Can anyone help suggest a place for 10-12 for a business dinner? Not surprisingly, the US execs like steak and seafood but I don't want a stuffy steak house. Something a little bit interesting with excellent food and ambience. Any suggestions???!!!

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    canadianbeaver Sep 14, 2011 10:28 AM

    Have they been to Toronto before? Canoe is always a good bet for first time visitors, on account of the view.

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    1. re: canadianbeaver
      mehfood Sep 14, 2011 11:02 AM

      Thanks for the suggestion - it is a very good one. They come to Toronto a few times a year and they have been there before.

    2. justpete Sep 14, 2011 11:10 AM

      Jacob's & Co is a modern, non-stuffy, relaxed-atmosphere-type Steak house - might be a good fit.

      1. aser Sep 14, 2011 11:24 AM

        nota bene has a dry age section, splendido has a 65 day dry age steak.

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          ylsf Sep 14, 2011 11:32 AM

          I would recommend Splendido as well

          88 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1G5, CA

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            JennaBean Sep 14, 2011 02:27 PM

            And I find it feels more casual now while they still offer great service.

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              jlunar Sep 14, 2011 02:58 PM

              Splendido! Maybe the room downstairs if you want more privacy?

              88 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1G5, CA

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                domesticgodess Sep 15, 2011 08:16 PM


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                  JennaBean Sep 16, 2011 07:23 AM

                  I don't think you can take a business outing to a resto that doesn't take reservation. That could truly be a terrible evening.

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            mehfood Sep 16, 2011 07:55 AM

            Thanks to all for the great suggestions! Does anyone have experience with the "wine cellar" private room at Enoteca Sociale? What do you think?

            Enoteca Sociale
            1288 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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            1. re: mehfood
              cutehinano Sep 16, 2011 04:25 PM

              It's a nice room and you get a view of the cheese room. However didn't think the bench was that comfortable for a long dinner.

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