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Feb 19, 2013 01:51 PM

Fun business dinner downtown?

Some colleagues and I, and our client, will be in town next week for a few days. We're staying at the Sheraton, so would prefer to be close to that, but a short cab ride is ok.

- There will be 4-6 of us on Tuesday night, likely around 6:30 or 7pm.
- Reservations are a must; don't want to hang out for an hour waiting for a table
- Good food is more important than good atmosphere, but I'd really like both. Boisterous is ok, can't hear the person sitting next to you is not.
- I'd prefer interesting food done well over standards done exceptionally well.
- Price is pretty open


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    1. If you're willing to head west to Ossington (Ossington & Dundas) I would suggest The Saint. Sounds like what you're looking for.

      1. Thanks for the feedback. Volos appears similar to a Greek place I've been with the same client on another adventure.

        Some suggestions from local colleagues include:
        Toca – in the Ritz Carlton
        Crush Wine Bar
        Nota Bene
        Carens Wine

        Daisho looked very interesting (do the large portion chicken or pork tenderloin), but I got to thinking that it was way too much food for a party of 4, and we wouldn't have any way to handle leftovers.

        We had a dinner at Canoe this week (different group), and while I liked the food quite a bit, it wasn't as adventurous as I'd like (although the desserts were unusual), and the environment was too low-key.

        Any thoughts on the others, or other suggestions?

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          1. re: MissBingBing

            I second Richmond Station- close to the Sheraton as well. I have heard good things about Toca in Ritz. They also just opened up Shore Club adjacent to the Ritz which is supposed to be $$$ but good.
            I really like E11ven near Air Canada centre/Maple Leaf Sq. or Aria in the same block.

          2. re: wizzy99

            I don't think Carens Wine Bar has the atmosphere you're looking for. It's a nice low key little spot to go for some wine and cheese to catch up with a friend , but not what I'd call a fun business dinner destination. It would also require a cab ride.

            I think Nota Bene is a good possibility. Not far from the Sheraton and generally gets positive reviews.

          3. I actually don't know where the Shereton is, however if it is not too far I recommend Kingyo. The food is interesting, the space is fun.

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            1. Yes? Hi! The Filmore's has the all you can eat wings and the fun times.