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).
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.
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