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Feb 13, 2013 06:13 AM

Restaurant for business trip

Greetings Ontarian Chowhounders,

My mother and her colleague will be visiting Toronto next week for a business trip, and she's asked me to find her a nice restaurant. Knowing very little about the Toronto food scene, I thought I'd ask here.

We're from Montreal, and they've asked me to find something similar to Brasserie T (Toqué's little brother: a nice little restaurant offering clean, fresh food, homemade charcuteries, tartars, etc. executed perfectly).


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  1. do you know what part of the city they're staying in? That will help us to narrow down some choices.

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    1. re: midtowngirl

      They'll be staying at this hotel:

      Sheraton Centre Hotel
      123 Queen St.West
      Toronto, Ontario

    2. Clean, fresh food is a hallmark of many places. I think Harbord Room does this best and is a small spot with great ambiance. Out of downtown there's also Enoteca Sociale which is more Italian than bistro, but matches your description for fresh and clean. For well-executed, and for the charcute piece, I'd recommend Luma, which is also pretty central to downtown.

      1. I know I'm starting to sound like a broken record here but I think Bestellen fits, good charcuterie, steak tartar, a little seafood and a really good dry aged steak

        1. Gabardine (mid-range) and Nota Bene (upscale) are both within walking distance.

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          1. re: MissBingBing

            Agree with both of MissBingBing's recs and I'll add Richmond Station - also within walking distance.