What's the buzz on this place? I recall Joanne Kates absolutely decimating it with her review when it first opened but any change since then? I know it's a chain and corporate restaurants scare me - any place that refers to the food as 'product' is usually not on my list but it's near my office and my husband is a big meat eater. If he doesn't order steak then ribs will do. We need a place for an early dinner during the TD Canada Trust Jazz Festival. We have tickets for an event in Nathan Phillips square which is 'festival' seating so we want to be finished dinner early and be in the line-up no later than 7:00 to ensure a good seat.
Consequently, even though I work next door to Colborne Lane, we won't be rushing through that experience nor do we want to hurry through a meal at Jamie Kennedy's, which is just around the corner. We'll save those for another occasion.
I was looking for something closer to City Hall, but we've been to Baton Rouge (blech!!) and City Grill doesn't excite me. Nothing else in the Eaton's Centre would get me through their doors. I was leaning towards Jump or Far Niente but I've been to both and I don't relish being underground on a summer's evening at Far Niente.