Will be in Toronto in early November and would really appreciate your recommendations for a restaurant near Union Station.
A colleague and I will be arriving in the early evening (not sure if we're flying in on Porter or taking the train) and staying somewhere downtown (thinking Novotel Toronto Centre). We don't mind a bit of a stroll.
Price is not a consideration. Think middle-of-the-road type NA or French fare would be most appreciated (Colleague is a bit fussy. Wouldn't chance ethnic; even Italian. Don't think he'd like the small plates). Looking for a more intimate place where we can find a secluded table and catch up a bit. Given we're travelling, I'd guess we'll be fairly "business casually" dressed (if that makes a difference). Was interested in Biff's but wondering if it's too open. Menu there would be fine.
Alas, no really exciting reason that I'm looking for an intimate, secluded table other than the fact that I am very hard of hearing and struggle in very busy, open places. Lighting can be dim and atmosphere relaxing, but no loud background music or crowds. We'd like to be sure it is a restaurant where we can make reservations (Wednesday night shouldn't be too much of an issue I hope) and if there's a particular area of a particular restaurant that can be recommended, then all the better.
Thank you in advance for your kind assistance with this very specific request.