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Restaurant for business trip

philippefs Feb 13, 2013 06:13 AM

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).


  1. MissBingBing Feb 13, 2013 10:21 AM

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

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    1. re: MissBingBing
      midtowngirl Feb 13, 2013 11:25 AM

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

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      bytepusher Feb 13, 2013 07:26 AM

      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

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        LemonLauren Feb 13, 2013 07:19 AM

        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. midtowngirl Feb 13, 2013 06:24 AM

          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
            philippefs Feb 13, 2013 09:18 AM

            They'll be staying at this hotel:

            Sheraton Centre Hotel
            123 Queen St.West
            Toronto, Ontario

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