For the past several years, I have brought groups of tweens to TO for a day trip. Am planning another one in the fall.
Please don't shoot me, but I have brought them to that railway car buffet (terrible), the sister one that is now closed but used to be in Mississauga (they liked) and Frankie Tomatto's (a HUGE hit with the kids and the parents who accompanied). I know, it is not fine dining, nor is it deliciously fresh and gourmet, but I have to look at my clientele and what we can afford to pay.
My question: Many of the kids coming in the fall have been to Frankie T's for three years now and will love it again, but I was thinking what about one of the Mandarin restos? It will be for lunch (cheaper) and I need to make sure they have a variety of foods, American, etc. not only oriental(albeit americanized). Has anyone been? We would be willing to go as far as Miss, but prefer closer.
If anyone has another recommendation, I would appreciate it. Due to the lack of exposure to ethnic foods, these guys need some basic choices, that is why Frankie's has always been a hit.