I can't believe I'm asking this question, having lived my entire life in Toronto but ... where can I take my husband for his birthday dinner? It's not as simple as it sounds. My husband worked in sales, so was accustomed to eating at all sorts of high-end restaurants. And he doesn't want to be 'wowed', but just to go someplace where the food is good, and he can be with his family (and hear them! so I'm not looking for a place with bad accoustics). Our daughters are all in their 20s - one is a food fanatic and wants to go somewhere 'interesting' like 'Vertical' or 'Westlodge'. The youngest is a vegetarian, as am I, so we would like to have a little bit of choice, and not have to settle for ordering 'sides'. The oldest will probably be happy anywhere. Since I am paying the bill, I would prefer to go somewhere that's not 'over the top' in terms of price. Mains in the area of $18 to $20 would be fine.
Finally, since all 3 daughters work right downtown (all along King Street), it would be great if we could just meet them somewhere in the downtown core. Any suggestions will be much appreciated.