Downtown work group lunch - new ideas?
Hi all, I'm looking for group lunch ideas from my fellow downtown workers.
My work group of 10-12 people are doing a group lunch before the Christmas break. We wouldn't need to book a private room or anything but we would need a reservation.
The problem is that we usually end up at "safe", mediocre restaurants like The Keg. The group is mostly older and not very experimental with food (ie: sushi is out). Last year we went to West in Scotia Centre... meh.
Oh and budget-wise, we're looking at places $20 or less for entrees so good places like Chicago Chophouse are unfortunately out.
Does anyone have any suggestions that I might not have considered? We're closest to Eau Claire Market but would go as far as Chinatown/Stephen Ave.
(Please do not suggest the following: Barley Mill, Joey's, Spaghetti Factory or Ric's Grill/Mimi's in Centennial Place.)
How about Buchanan's (7th St & 3rd Ave)?
Many entrees under $20 - range from $13-$30
Automatic 18% on parties of 8 or more.
I have had good meals at Buchanan's although I have not been there recently.
Or maybe Q Haute (7th & 2nd)?
Express Lunch items @ $15
I love Q's lunch! But I think my co-workers would find it too "fancy" so to speak. Do they still do the $15 lunch? I didn't see it on their site when I checked last week. It's such a great deal considering the quality of the food.
Buchanan's might work. I remembered it being decent but when I went with a friend a few months ago, I was underwhelmed. However, it wasn't bad and might be suitable for the work crowd. Thanks!